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Core Instructor-Led, Pre-Match Mentor Training Curriculum

Are you unsure about how to cover all the topics your mentors need to know before they begin their mentoring relationship?
Blended training – a combination of online and in-person training could be the solution.

New, advanced, instructor-led mentor training curriculum!

The Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, 4th Edition stipulates that all mentors should receive at least two hours of pre-match, in-person training.

After completing the Building Your Mentoring Skills in-person training, mentors will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the roles mentors should and should not play
  • Be prepared for the first meeting with their mentees
  • Apply the key behaviors of successful mentors to mentoring a youth
  • Understand the importance of cultural awareness in mentoring
  • Discuss and resolve difficult situations with their mentees
  • Understand the importance of a thoughtful, planned mentoring relationship closure

This curriculum includes options of examples and exercises for both community-based and site-based mentoring programs.

Five Motivating Lessons.

Getting Started

Engage volunteers in a review of the online training to strengthen their knowledge.


Deepen volunteers’ understanding of mentors’ motivations and expectations and the three roles of effective mentors


Assist mentors in building a strong relationship during the initial stage of their mentoring relationship and identify the qualities and practices of effective mentors

Growth & maintenance

Help mentors practice the establishing boundaries and negotiating challenges in the mentoring relationship.


Reinforce the importance of a thoughtful, planned closure process


Throughout the training there are:

  • Engaging videos and real-life scenarios to discuss with volunteers to reinforce their understanding
  • Role play activities to practice the skills learned in the online and in-person training
  • Workbook activities to help volunteers deepen their knowledge of the training content

Included in your purchase of the in-person training:

  • Multimedia presentation to use when conducting the in-person training (can be taught virtually)
  • Training Manual with scripts and discussion questions for trainers
  • Mentor Workbook to print in advance and provide to volunteers who are attending training
  • Pre- and post- knowledge tests to administer to volunteers who are attending the training workshop
  • Certificates to print and provide to volunteers who complete the training and pass the knowledge test


Average length: 2 hours of instructor-led training workshop

$200 per instructor for 2 years of access

$25 to renew every 2 years

Included in the membership package