Rather than develop a one-time startup training program, establish ongoing learning opportunities to encourage people to take the next step in their mentoring skills, knowledge and development.
L. J. Zachary
We hope that you find the following materials useful as you seek to train and encourage mentors in your organisation.
Resources to train mentors
- SIL’s Robust Mentoring Initiative (a short e-book that explains what robust mentoring looks like and provides tools for implementation).
- A very informative series of short videos about mentoring by renowned author and mentor Leighton Ford who during his service as Chair of the Lausanne Movement established an inclusive and fruitful Christian mentoring programme that continues to run successfully: 1) Mentoring and the Aspen Grove (2 mins), 2) What is mentoring? (6 mins), 3) Becoming a mentor (9 mins), 4) Mentoring like Jesus (3 mins).
- Designing and Implementing Group Mentoring Programs (a webinar offered by the National Mentoring Resource Centre, US on how to combine mentoring and group work)
- Group Mentoring (an article about its effectiveness and implications for practice)
- C. S. Lewis Institute’s Mentors Training Resources (22 downloadable audio files produced on how to mentor well in the framework of discipleship)
- DAI’s free, online training course called the Ministry of Mentoring (approximately 5 hours of course content, both avatar and video options available)
Advocacy materials for mentor training
Why training mentors is important – feedback video on the Robust Mentoring Launch in Ouagadougou (5 mins, English)