SMN National Event 2017

15 November 2017 at St Paul's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

SMN National Event 2017

We are pleased to confirm the date of the SMN National Event and Recognition Awards 2017 which will take place at St Paul's and St George's Church in Edinburgh on Wednesday 15th November and will run from 10am until no later than 4:30pm.

This is the only national conference on mentoring where delegates have the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from an extensive range of projects from across Scotland. Our national event is designed to give mentoring coordinators the opportunity to network, learn from each other and share good practice.

The day will begin with a welcome and update from SMN after which there will be presentations from a range of member projects on the impact of mentoring on mentors, mentees and communities.

This will be followed by the announcement of the SMN Annual Recognition Category Awards and then some round table discussions on how we can collectively demonstrate our impact to stakeholders.We will then be holding our Annual General Meeting and after a networking lunch a variety of break-out sessions will be on offer to ensure that there is something to suit all delegates.

The day will close with the presentation of our Quality Award to those projects which have gained this over the past year and the announcement of the winner of our SMN Annual Project of the Year Award.

Members and partners of Scottish Mentoring Network and Glasgow Mentoring Network are entitled to free places at this event. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Break-out sessions on offer are:

  1. Recruitment & Retention of Mentors - Good Practice Sharing
  2. Goal Setting
  3. Making Mentoring Matches
  4. Mentoring Programmes Managing Data
  5. SMN New Training Options

Synopses of the five breakout sessions on offer can be viewed here.  We will contact all confirmed delegates to ask for their preferred session in advance of the event.

If you have any questions about the event or the Recognition Awards please contact us on 0141 559 5009 or email

Booking has now closed for the National Event.