Project K mentor training
Project K's 20-hour mentor training programme is built on the principles of the experiential learning cycle (‘learning by doing’) and reflective learning.
A high-quality training course, it incorporates best practice principles of goal setting, youth development and positive mentor partnerships.
The safe and inclusive training environment provides opportunities for trainees to challenge themselves and develop personal awareness and insights from the shared knowledge and information.
Ongoing feedback from the trainer and other trainees is shared within safe and well-established guidelines.
All training participants are provided with their own Mentor Portfolio which
includes information and training material on:
- becoming a mentor
- effective goal setting using FIRM criteria
- communication skills
- an understanding of self-efficacy, self-esteem and resiliency
- human development theory
- contemporary youth issues
- positive mentor partnerships
- maximizing youth potential
- the mentor journey
- celebrating achievements
- the experiential learning cycle and reflective learning through journal worksheets used during the programme
The interactive training uses a variety of engaging methods to provide trainees with opportunities to reflect on their learning and personal development and the implications for their own lives.
The training also helps to establish peer support relationships and networks with other mentor trainees (note: Project K mentor training is generally delivered to groups of about 15 people).
Following completion of the training, assessment of readiness to become a Project K mentor, and required safety checks, mentor trainees are able to put themselves forward as a potential Project K mentor.
If you are interested in mentoring, please go to the page for the region nearest you and contact the Mentor Coordinator for information or fill in the information request form here.