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NEWS: Mentor Knowledge & Understanding Training Course now open for bookings!

We are delighted to announce that our new online training course is now available for bookings! This online course takes mentors through the fundamentals of mentoring and provides 8 units of knowledge and understanding for mentors to work through. Once the mentors have learned the 8 units of knowledge and understanding, they progress to the Mentor Training Assessment to measure how much they have learned.   This course is ideal for projects who wish to train their mentors online in the fundamentals of mentoring, however projects will still need to cover the specific training elements which relate to their project (e.g project aims and safeguarding procedures).     Each unit has set reading and activities for mentors to work through including the following:  What is Mentoring? Role of a Mentor Mentoring Skills Mentoring Processes Mentoring Models Mentoring Conversations Good Practice in Mentoring Mentoring Timeline Key features of this course include: This course is delivered using SMN’s online training platform.Learners will be given their own account which gives them access to the course materials andassessment and further reading. The Course has been designed to be self-paced and provides the materials in a clear and attractiveformat. Mentoring projects coordinators who wish to register a group of mentors for this course will receive alogin to our platform which will allow them to monitor the progress of their mentors. Mentoring coordinators can also choose to access an additional support session with SMN on whatadditional information they should cover with their mentors to provide comprehensive mentortraining. The course is available for members of Scottish Mentoring Network at £25 per person and £50 per person for non-members.   To find out more, please contact info@scottishmentoringnetwork.co.uk 29 July

NEWS: We have published the upcoming online Networking Events dates!

We are very excited to announce the dates for our upcoming networking events! All these events will be held online via Zoom.  Our Network Development and Support Officer, Amanda Skinner-Welsh will be running these events, so please contact her if there is anything you would like to discuss at any of the meetings.   The events will help members to meet each other and share common issues which may be impacting them in their mentoring programmes.  For details on how to register for each of these meetings, please visit our events page28 July

NEWS: OSCR are recruiting for a Charities Reference Group

OSCR are looking to recruit representatives of charities to form a Charities Reference Group. This group will work as a sounding board for OSCR and help influence OSCR's priorities.  The aim of the group is to help OSCR ensure that they are playing an effective role in supporting the third sector in Scotland.  Read more details about the group below:  23 July

MEMBER NEWS: GrowBiz launches REDS campaign to support rural business

Our members GrowBiz have launched the Rural Enterprise Directory Scotland campaign which aims to support rural businesses through a number of ways.  Read the story below to find out more about this initiative:  22 July

MEMBER NEWS: Rock Trust are Recruiting for a Peer Mentoring Project Worker

Our members Rock Trust are recruting for a Peer Mentoring Project Worker! The Peer Mentoring Project Worker will complement therapeutic support within the Health & Wellbeing Team by recruiting and training volunteers to work along-side the therapists, increasing access to services. This includes setting goals specific to the young person’s needs relating to self-development, connecting with others, learning and work and physical health. Through weekly meetings, peer mentors will develop a positive, meaningful relationship aimed at improving the young person’s mental wellbeing, social confidence and reducing isolation. 14 July

NEWS: New Funding Available from Community and Renewable Energy Scotland (CARES)

The next funding round of the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open. Communities, public sector organisations and rural businesses looking to make long term environmental changes and play a part in the green recovery after COVID-19 are encouraged to apply. As Scotland starts to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, there is an opportunity to focus on a green recovery by aiding economic activity that puts tackling climate change and our ambition to reach net zero at the heart of everything we do. The support that CARES offers to rural businesses, communities and third sector organisations is an integral part of this green recovery package 6 July


POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE GrowBiz: How to use Zoom Effectively

2 July 2020, Zoom

SMN: Glasgow Network Event

12 August 2020, Zoom

SMN: Topical Event - Introduction to SMN’s new online training programme

9 September 2020, Zoom

SMN: Fife & Tayside Network Event

30 September 2020, Zoom

SMN: Edinburgh & Lothians Network Event

14 October 2020, Zoom

SMN: Ayrshire Network Event

11 November 2020, Zoom

Scottish Mentoring Network's Online National Event

3 December 2020

SMN: Central Network Event

8 December 2020, Zoom

SMN: Taking Stock

20 January 2021, Zoom

SMN: North Network Event

3 February 2021, Zoom

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