PMW CoP Quarterly Meeting: Proven Practices in Peer Mentoring During These Challenging Times

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Featured Speaker:
Michael Garringer, Director of Research and Evaluation, 
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM EST

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You are invited to attend an upcoming meeting of the Peer MentoringWorks Community of Practice. Peer MentoringWorks is pleased to co-host this meeting with our colleagues from the National Disability Mentoring Coalition.

This webinar will feature a presentation by Michael Garringer, the Director of Research and Evaluation for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.

Mike will cover the following topics:

  • Impact of the pandemic on mentoring relationships
  • Introduction to the Elements of Effective Practice in Mentoring 
  • Recommendations for Peer Mentoring Models 
  • Tips for Virtual Mentoring 
  • Characteristics of Effective Mentors 

Mike’s previous work also includes coordinating the October 2018 National Mentoring Resource Center Population Review entitled Mentoring Youth with Disabilities. This will help inform his remarks and provide a framework for the important intersections of peer mentoring, virtual mentoring and serving youth with disabilities through mentoring models.

A moderated interactive 30-minute session will afford attendees time to directly engage with Mike and other peer mentoring and disability inclusion practitioners.

To attend this webinar, please register today! [DS2] 

About Our Presenter: Michael Garringer serves as the Director of Research and Evaluation for MENTOR National, overseeing original research projects, as well as those related to the translation of mentoring research into program practice. Mike has worked in the mentoring and education fields for 25 years, primarily on training and technical assistance projects serving federally- or state-funded mentoring programs. He also leads data collection and evaluation projects in an effort to highlight the prevalence and impact of mentoring across the United States. He has authored and edited many guidebooks and program tools to support youth mentoring in school and community settings, including the 4th edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, the Power of Relationships study on American’s mentoring experiences, and Examining Youth Mentoring Services Across America, the most ambitious survey of youth mentoring programs to date. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Oregon (go Ducks!) and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two children, two lizards, and roughly 20 fish.

About Peer MentoringWorks

Developed as an outcome of the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), Peer MentoringWorks is a Community of Practice supporting the expansion and provision of peer mentoring programs supporting youth, young adults, and students with disabilities across the nation. Its Community of Practitioners include SVRA Administrators, Community Rehabilitation Providers, Peer Mentor Coordinators, Peer Mentors, and an array of Mentoring Advocacy Organizations and Partners.  A social enterprise model, the community is bolstered by shared training, technical assistance and a ToolSuite of direct service provision supports an online certification program, Mentor Field Guide, and Networking Activity Guide. 

About the National Disability Mentoring Coalition

The National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) is a membership organization that raises awareness about the importance and impact of mentoring in the lives of people with disabilities. NDMC also increases the number and quality of inclusive mentoring programs around the country. Established in December 2014, NDMC transitioned in March 2018 to Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) as a National Inclusion Center initiative.