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SMN: All Network Event Dates Released

All the dates for the SMN Networking events have now been released up to March 2020. All network events are free for our members to attend, but places must be booked in advance.   17 July


Sponsorship Pack Released for 2019 National Event

We have released a sponsorship pack for our 2019 National Event.   12 July

NEWS: Senior students mentored by Morrison Construction to be ‘career ready’

This week, Dylan Cramb from St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk and Jamie Farrell from Grangemouth High School, began work experience with Morrison Construction’s Water Scotland business.   8 July

NEWS: Farming employers offered training 'toolkit'

A NEW resource for agriculture businesses was launched at the Royal Highland Show by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills. 8 July


FUNDING: National Youth Work Strategy 2020-2025: Local and Thematic Events Fund Open

5 July


MEMBER NEWS: Children 1st Dragons’ Glen charity challenge

Senior leaders from Deloitte LLP and Morton Fraser LLP have combined forces to call on corporate teams to pitch their brightest business ideas to them, as part of the Children 1st Dragons’ Glen charity challenge. 5 July

NEWS: Search is on for Scotland’s top female entrepreneurs

Entries are now open for this year’s Business Women Scotland Awards, putting the achievements of women-led businesses firmly in the spotlight. 5 July


FUNDING: Gambling Education & Prevention Small Action Fund

Details of the fund and how to apply can be found here. 5 July

MEMBER NEWS: Aberlour are recruiting volunteer mentors

Are you a positive role model who could give support to a child or young person in Renfrewshire? Do you have an enthusiastic approach and an ability to connect with children and young people on a 1-1 basis? We are looking for volunteer mentors to support vulnerable children and young people aged 8-14 years old, who are Looked After at Home. 5 July


MEMBER NEWS: New dates for Peer Mentor training with the Rock Trust - A FEW SPACES LEFT

Do you know or work with individuals over the age of 16, who have faced life challenges such as experience of the Care System, or homelessness and have a skill to share? Could they use their experience in a positive way to support someone else? 3 July

NEW SERVICE: Mentor Training Assessment

The Mentor Training Assessment is a brand new service developed by Scottish Mentoring Network.  This online assessment enables Mentoring Co-ordinators to put their Mentors' knowledge to the test.  The assessment tests the topics covered in the Training Guidance for Mentoring Co-ordinators course, and allows mentors to have a tangible assessment of their knowledge and understanding of:    3 July

Quality Award Re-Launch

We have re-launched our Quality Award process in order to allow Scottish Mentoring Network to offer support for projects who are working towards their Quality Award.  The new two level system allows you to promote your commitment to achieving the Quality Award Standard, whilst undertaking the application process.   1 July


SMN: All network Event Dates released

7 August 2019

Glasgow Networking Event

27 August 2019, 10:30am - 1:30pm Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, 20 Dumbreck Rd, Glasgow, G41 5BW

Education Networking Event

2 September 2019, 11am-2pm, Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St Mary's St, Edinburgh EH1 1SU

SMN NATIONAL EVENT: The deadline for booking your place is Tuesday the 5th of November so please BOOK NOW to secure your place at the event.

13 November 2019, St Paul's & St George's Church, 46 York Place, Edinburgh

SMN: Business Network Event

28 November 2019, 4th Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ

SMN: Edinburgh and Lothians Network Event

4 December 2019, 11am-1:30pm YMCA Edinburgh, The Acorn Centre, 1 Junction Place, EH6 5JA

SMN: Care Experienced Network Event

24 January 2020, 10:30am- 2pm Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow,G11UZ

SMN Fife and Tayside Network Event

29 January 2020, Old College Building, Abertay University, Dundee, DD1 HG

SMN: Glasgow Networking Event

5 March 2020, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB, 10:30am -2:pm

POSTPONED - Professional Certificate in Coordinating Mentoring Programmes Training Course

19-20 March 2020, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ

POSTPONED SMN: Mentoring Information Event

23 March 2020, The Barracks, Stirling

POSTPONED : Mentor Training Guidance for Mentoring Coordinators

27 March 2020, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow G1 1UZ

SMN Online Networking Event

20 May 2020, Online Zoom (11am-1pm)

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE GrowBiz: How to use Zoom Effectively

2 July 2020, Zoom

SMN: Glasgow Network Event

12 August 2020, Zoom

SMN: Fife & Tayside Network Event

30 September 2020, Zoom

SMN: Edinburgh & Lothians Network Event

14 October 2020, Zoom

SMN: Health & Disability Network Event

29 October 2020, Zoom

SMN: Ayrshire Network Event

11 November 2020, Zoom

SMN: Central Network Event

8 December 2020, Zoom

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