European Mentoring Summit
On 17 / 18 March the European Mentoring Summit will take place in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. The summit brings together professionals, practitioners and researchers for two days, and incorporates three major themes:
* Mentoring in an economic vital region
* Developing research lines for evidence-based mentoring
* Mentoring, a powerful 21st century tool: best practices.
Check out our the Summit site for more information about the European Mentoring Summit and for registration.
On the 17th of March, you are offered a whole day of mentoring. Keynote speakers of the day are: prof. dr. Jean Rhodes (University of Massachusetts Boston), prof. dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen) and dr. Jens Schneider (University of Osnabrück). They all will relate their keynotes to the subject of mentoring and the effects of this powerful tool.
Furthermore, success strategies of mentoring programmes are introduced and new insights through the latest research results will be shared. European mentoring programmes present their approach, materials, unique methods, organization models, activities, publications and more.
On the 18th of March you will be given the chance to enroll in programmes which we are developing with our regional and European partners around the following topics:
• short-course youth mentoring by prof. dr. Jean Rhodes
• Setting up a research network of universities and practitioners in Europe
• Entrepreneurial effects of mentoring
• Get to know our city and environment
This summit offers European mentoring organisations the chance to use todays’ opportunity to build new bridges together for the future. The large interest in the first edition in 2014 illustrates the relevance of outcomes of research and practice among European mentoring programmes.
Launch of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring
During the summit, the official launching of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring will take place. This Center will do research, will generate knowledge and share evidence-based methodology. In September 2015 the Frisian institutions for higher and vocational education signed a Memorandum of Understanding with prof. dr. Jean Rhodes, director of MENTOR/UMB Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, and with Mr W. Kooyker, chairman of MENTOR. This MOU marks the collaboration between the Center in the US and the European Center.
More information about the Center, click here.