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MEMBER NEWS: I’d Be Dead Without It’: How Mentoring Is Changing The Lives Of Care Leavers In Scotland

Our members MCR Pathways have been featured by the Guardian.  This article discusses the impact that mentoring has had on mentees and the importance of education to the young people on the programme.   28 October

NEWS: MPs join the 'One Hour, One Young Person, One Parliamentarian' Campaign

100 MPs and Peers have been involved with the Diana Award's Campaign, "One Hour, One Young Person, One Parliamentarian".  It aims to match the parliamentarians with a young person for a virual mentoring session.  The campaign aims to highlight how one hour can help the mentee to see things differently.  These matches took place on National Mentoring Day, and was organised by the all party parliamentary group on Mentoring, The Diana Award.   28 October

NEWS: Impact Arts are looking for 10 under employed or unemployed to artists to join their Makers and Artists Mentoring Programme

This new programme run by Impact Arts, will train 10 artists who are unemployed or underemployed to be able to deliver community arts projects.  They will go through a structured programme of training and hand on experience in delivering participatory arts activitiesy, reaching up to 300 people in communities across North Ayrshire via bespoke projects. After the programme, Makers/Artists will be equipped with the tools and skills needed to have a viable and sustainable career within participatory and community settings and/or to support the development of a Self-Employed Portfolio Career. Key benefits are the additional one-to-one professional creative and business Mentoring support offered to each trainee, from skilled and respected Mentors, and access to industry contacts and networks. 21 October

NEWS: British Parking Association launches new mentoring scheme

Members of the British Parking Association can now be matched with an experienced leader from the parking sector for a period of 12 months of mentoring.  The focus will be on supporting the mentees to transition into a leadership role. There will be 6 mentees in the first phase of this scheme.   The scheme has 7 stages and will take mentors through compulsory training before they can progress to matching.   20 October

NEWS: Small Business Saturday's Virtual Roadshow will include virtual mentoring sessions

Small Business Saturday is a campaign which aims to showcase small business across the UK and would have included a bus tour across the country to visit small businesses and celebrate their work.  Now in it's 8th year, the campaign will now visit these businesses virtually - they will begin in Inverness and 'zoom in' to locations across the country each day. The Roadshow will launch on the 2nd of November and will visit 30 locations each day.  The tour will count down to Small Business Saturday on the 5th of December 2020.   The team from Small Business Saturday will offer mentoring as part of their sessions with the small business.  They will offer advice and support on all things such as digital marketing to money management.   They will visit a whole range of towns and villages in rural and urban communities to find out how the small business have coped during the pandemic and to offer support amidst the new wave of Coronavirus restrictions.  7 October


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

SMN: Virtual AGM

19 February 2021, Zoom

SMN: Youth Event

18 March 2021, Zoom

SMN: Glasgow & Surrounding Areas Network Event

21 April 2021, Zoom

SMN: Topic Based Event - Overview of SMN Training Options

20 May 2021, Zoom

SMN: Fife & Tayside Network Event

22 June 2021, Zoom

SMN: Topic Based Event (TBC)

25 August 2021, Zoom

SMN: Edinburgh & Lothians Network Event

21 September 2021, Zoom

SMN: Staff Mentoring Programmes

28 October 2021

SMN: Ayrshire Network Event

7 December 2021, Zoom

SMN: Taking Stock of the Year Event

26 January 2022, Zoom

SMN: North Network Event

24 February 2022, Zoom

SMN: Topic Based Event (TBC)

22 March 2022, Zoom

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