Of the 47 programs that completed our recent survey measuring the prevalence of e-mentoring in Virginia, 68% reported having interest in joining e-mentoring working groups with similar programs.
To meet this need for dedicated spaces in which programs can accelerate peer-sharing and learning around e-mentoring this fall, MENTOR Virginia is organizing 5 no-cost working group opportunities for mentoring programs that fall into one or more of the following categories:
Group E-Mentoring | First Meeting: Mon., Sept. 14th from 9:00-10:00 am | Register
School-Based E-Mentoring | First Meeting: Tues., Sept. 15th from 9:00-10:00 am | Register
Community-Based / Hybrid E-Mentoring | First Meeting: Thur., Sept. 17th from 9:00-10:00 am | Register
Literacy/Academic E-Mentoring | First Meeting: Fri., Sept. 18th from 9:00-10:00 am | Register
STEM E-Mentoring | First Meeting: Fri., Sept. 18th from 9:00-10:00 am | Register
*Spots for each working group are limited, first come first serve*
**Programs can register for more than 1 working group**
What is an E-Mentoring Working Group?
An ” e-mentoring working group” is a group of similar programs that come together to share resources, exchange tips, and work through shared challenges related to e-mentoring. Many programs are implementing e-mentoring for the first time this fall, and we believe that having a group of peers to talk to throughout this unprecedented shift in mentoring operations is not only beneficial, but will lead to stronger programs.
Benefits of Participating in a Working Group:
- Collaborate with peers who are working in mentoring programs similar to your own
- Exchange resources, materials, and ideas with other programs on what works in e-mentoring
- Connect with Virginia’s mentoring community and begin developing deeper relationships with peers
- Access resources and guidance from MENTOR Virginia
- Work with peer programs to design a flexible meeting schedule for your working group(s)
This working group initiative is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the programs that register to participate. During the first meeting of each working group (which MENTOR Virginia will host), the members of each working group will be invited to decide:
- The number and frequency of meetings that the working group will have
- When future working group meetings will be scheduled
- The objectives of the working group and desired structure of meetings
- Representatives from mentoring programs that participate in one or more working groups must be a staff member or operationally-involved volunteer at the mentoring program
- Programs must be able to participate in at least 2 meetings for each working group they register for between 9/14 and 11/20
- To join a specific working group, your program’s model must align with that working group (i.e. only group mentoring programs should join the working group specific to group mentoring)
- Your program must be planning for or offering some form of e-mentoring this fall
Not Sure Which Working Group to Join?
|Working Group||Who Should Join this Working Group?|
|Programs that would like to do some form of group e-mentoring this fall|
|Programs that would like to do some form of e-mentoring in partnership with one or more schools this fall|
|Programs that would like to do some form of e-mentoring focused around literacy or academic outcomes this fall|
Community-Based / Hybrid E-Mentoring
|Programs that are typically community-based that would like to do some form of e-mentoring this fall AND/OR programs that would like to do a hybrid of in-person and e-mentoring this fall|
|Programs that would like to do some form of e-mentoring focused around STEM this fall|
Not eligible for any of these working groups? Not seeing a working group that will meet your program’s needs for this fall? Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what other supports are available.