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Designed primarily for coordinators of youth mentoring programs, this slide show describes how online learning technology can benefit mentoring program staff and volunteers. The show uses a comic …

Designed primarily for coordinators of youth mentoring programs, this slide show describes how online learning technology can benefit mentoring program staff and volunteers. The show uses a comic strip format to present information. It contains five pages of e-Learning resource links including: Mentor and Mentoring program staff trainings as well as Volunteer and Nonprofit Management information.


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  • 1. E-Learning Resources for Youth Mentoring ProgramsHow online resources can help programcoordinators support their mentors and themselves.
  • 2. Mentoring Coordinator Monday
  • 3. Mentoring Coordinator Tuesday
  • 4. Mentoring Coordinator Wednesday - Part 1
  • 5. Mentoring Coordinator Wednesday - Part 2
  • 6. Mentoring Coordinator Wednesday - Part 3
  • 7. Mentoring Coordinator Wednesday - Part 4
  • 8. Online Resources for Youth Mentoring Program Management http://bit.ly/elearnmentor Table of ContentsMentoring Specific Trainings....................................................................................................................... 10Part A -Trainings for Mentors.........................................................................................................................................10Part B - Trainings for Mentoring Program Staff ….......................................................................................................10Part C – Promoting Mentoring....................................................................................................................................... 12Volunteer Management in General............................................................................................................. 12Part D - Educating the Public about Volunteerism...................................................................................................... 12Part E- Examples of Volunteer Trainings for Specific Programs................................................................................ 12Part F: Online Trainings/Concepts for the Management of Volunteer Programs........................................... ...........13Online Resources/Concepts for All Nonprofits....................................................................................14Part G - Social Media Concepts/Resources for Non-profit...........................................................................................14Part H - Online Learning for Non-profits......................................................................................................................... 15Part I - Online Learning Resources in General.............................................................................................................. 15
  • 9. Mentoring SpecificPart A: Trainings for Mentors*SERIES: Training Videos for Mentors from Lutheran Social Serv. of South DakotaEleven recorded slideshows with audio designed for school-based mentors, but relevant to other mentoring programs. Theinformation is solid and basic. Important to note that the narration is unpolished and the presentation style lacks excitement.*-Mentor Support Training: Being A Good Friend Ideas for helping kids develop friendships and important social skills.-Mentor Support Training: Bullying Bullying and how you can help your mentee in various situations involving bullying in school.-Mentor Support Training: Communicating with Kids Active listening and effective communication techniques.-Mentor Support Training: Positive Thinking Helping kids foster a more positive attitude.-Mentor Support Training: Preparing for Summer The importance of closure.-Mentor Support Training: Understanding Poverty Strategies for working with children in poverty.-Mentor Support Training: What is Literacy How mentors can help reinforce the importance of reading and help literacy skills grow intheir mentee.-Mentor Support Training: Media Literacy Helping kids understand media messages.Video Training by the National Mentoring Center*Talking it Through: Communication Skills for MentorsReal-life examples to guide you through your mentoring relationship. Uses realistic scenarios mentors might experience and modelscommunication techniques. Free, but viewers need to register with username and password.Part B: Trainings for Mentoring Program Staff*SERIES: Friends for Youth’s Recorded Webinars on Vimeo-Mentoring Impacts on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Efforts with Youth-Out Here in the Field: Special Issues for Rural Mentoring Programs-The Cream of the Crop: Recruiting the Right Mentors-Coming Together Across Cultures: Intentional Relationship Building
  • 10. -War of the Worlds: Long Term Effects of Early Maltreatment-Advanced Techniques for Screening Volunteers-Successful Youth Mentoring Practices: Considerations and Guidelines-Building a Better Friendship Using a Structured Mentoring Journal-Social Media + National Mentoring Month webinar*-Mentoring Program Evaluation and Goals-Mentoring as Prevention for Modern Day Slavery and Sexual Exploitation-10 Things to Know and Do as a Mentor – quality slideshow training covering mentoring basics. Designed for specific group but does agreat job with general concepts.*SERIES: Quality in Action Webinar Series from The Mentoring Partnership of MinnesotaThere are a total of 51 presentations currently listed under the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota’s Slideshare. The 11 deemed mostrelevant are listed below. To see all presentations visit Slideshare.-Growing the Evidence Base for Mentoring: The Research, Lessons Learned, and Long-Lasting Impact of Public/Private Ventures-The Importance of Closure-Back to School: Training Mentors for Effective Relationships within Schools-Pushing the Boundaries of Mentoring: SIYM 2012 Preview-Better Mentoring for the LGBTQ Youth in Your Program: Stepping Up to the Challenge-STEM Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities: Research, Practice, and Resources-Engaging Youth in Mentoring Programs and Relationships-Innovative Matching-Preparing Mentees for the Match-Meaningful Mentoring for High Risk Youth: Tips for Mentors and Program Coordinators-Cropping the Big Picture: Determining What the New Meta-Analysis Means for Your Mentoring Program
  • 11. Other Mentoring Staff TrainingsEthical Principles for Youth Mentoring Relationships - Quality in Action Webinar, May 2010 - YouTubeTrue Colors: Mentoring for GLQBT Youth in Foster Care - Video presentation*Back to School: Training Mentors for Effective Relationships Within Schools - YouTubePart C: Promoting MentoringThe Benefits Of Mentoring And How Alberta Mentoring Partnership Can Help - YouTubeOne Hour a Week - School-Based Mentoring - YouTube - Tutor mentoring recruitment Volunteer Management in GeneralPart D: Educating public about Volunteerism*Reality Bites - YouTube Volunteer management – satire of group day-of-service projectsOne Hour Volunteerism - Vimeo Video for Vista volunteerismThe Power of Volunteering - YouTube Has a nice list of why people volunteer. From San Francisco but lots of useable material.Sesame Street: Usher - Volunteer - YouTube Volunteerism simplified. Might be good for a discussionThe Volunteer Experience - YouTube Video encouraging people to volunteer.Appreciation slideshow for school volunteers/mentors - YouTubePart E: Examples of Volunteer Trainings for Specific ProgramsCASA Volunteer Training - YouTube CASA orientation - example of short introYou for Youth Volunteer Training – Slide show Used to train volunteers in 21st Century Grant afterschool programs. (Don’t missdocuments under the slideshow screen.)
  • 12. KEEN Initial Volunteer Training – (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) YouTubeVolunteer Training Invite for Crossroads Kids Club - Vimeo*Very cute, effective example of a video invitation to a volunteer training.Volunteer Orientation for Better Tomorrows Adult Education Center - YouTubeGood examplePart F: Online Trainings/Concepts for the Management of Volunteer Programs*Philanthropy | Michael Porter | Big Think Skill volunteering video clip*Volunteer Management - 5 Trends That Can Improve Fundraising –Webinar on Vimeo Fundraising and volunteers.*How to measure the impact of volunteers on your organization - YouTube Figuring the financial value of volunteers. quick, helpfulResource Guide on Volunteer Management Funding | Reimagining Service - Converting Good Intentions to Greater ImpactVolunteer: Volunteer Management Resource Center - idealist.orgBest of the Volunteer Web – List of resources from Bloomington Volunteer NetworkReimagining Service | Converting Good Intentions to Greater ImpactRecognizing Online Volunteers & Using the Internet to Honor ALL Volunteers*Social Media for Volunteer Managing and More – video webinar from TechTalk. Good advice from experts in the fieldThe basics of online culture and online community - How to host an online community for volunteersGrowing Digital Divide Among Nonprofit Organizations Good quotes on why volunteer programs are nervous about tech savvy volunteers.Course-RFDBFV: Build Fundraising Volunteer Champions (Tutorial) Some useful ideas
  • 13. Mission statements for your volunteer engagement*Myths About Online Volunteering / Myths About Virtual Volunteering – blog postSERIES: Volunteerism related trainings from the Corporation for National and Community Service. You must sign up to log-in,but everything is free. Relevant trainings:Youth Impact: Starting and Strengthening Quality ProgramsWeb-Based Tutor TrainingWorking with Diverse VolunteersVolunteer ManagementNonprofit Readiness Toolkit for Pro Bono VolunteeringThe full list of courses available from the Corp for National and Community Service Online Resources/Concepts for All NonprofitsPart G: Social Media Concepts/Resources for Non-profits*Designing Online Engagement to Collaborate with Your Community for non-profits. A presentation from NTEN conferenceTech soup list of resources*The Internet and Nonprofit Organizations: Stages of Maturity in Nonprofits Use of Online TechnologiesNonprofits Are Excited—and Confused—About Cloud Computing - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of PhilanthropyWhat Every Nonprofit Needs to Know about Cloud Computing - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.Open Society Foundations Web Style Guide - Info about non profits using online tools*Online Database of Government and Non-Profit Social Media Policies A list of policies on social media use.
  • 14. Part H: Online Learning for Non-profitsWordPress as a course hosting siteList of free and open-source software packages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaCreate Dynamic Online Trainings from TechSoup Meeting Archive - webinar and list of online training resources*Developing Online Training Webiner Recording of training offered through TechSoup*Social Learning – Learning 2.0 | Next Generation Education Resources — Tagoras elearning for associations. Free ebookPart I: Online Learning Resources in General*Google Hangouts A lesson on how to use Google Hangouts in educational settings. Most of the information is very relevant to hostingmeetings or discussions.Curtis Bonks MOOC on eLearningEdutecher.com - Comprehensive list of online resources for teachers. The Post--High School section lists free or inexpensivetechnology for trainers.http://www.trainingshare.com/resources/weblinks.php Prof. Curtis Bonk’s list of online education resources.TrainingShare - Professional E-Learning Keynote Speaker Curtis Bonk - Web 2.0 Learning Technology Integration Speaker - OpenBook- Online learning guruJing, screenshot and screencast software from TechSmith Free service that allows you to take a picture or screencast of a computerscreen and save it to view or share.Camtasia Screen Recording and Video Editing Software Free trial screen recording software*Pixton.com Free service that allows you to make and share comics. *Indicates highly recommended resources. *Indicates resources that were included in the eLearning for Mentoring comics (http://bit.ly/elearnmentor)