Connecting and Communicating
(10 minutes)Participants identify challenges mentors may face early inthe relationship with their mentee.
(15 minutes)Participants review materials for training mentors incommunication skills.
(55 minutes)Small groups develop strategies for delivering informationto mentors in a training workshop, and then give their mini-lesson to the whole group.
(25 minutes)Participants gain practice in using role-plays to train mentors.
(15 minutes)Participants reflect on the importance of training their mentorsin building trust.
Connections to Other Training Sessions
This session is intended as the third of four sessions designed tohelp programs train their mentors. The information and strategiesreferred to in this session are related to these JUMP trainings:•“Preparing to Facilitate”•“JUMPstarting Your Mentors”•“Keeping the Relationships Going”If members of your training group have already attended any of thosesessions, you may want to draw on information they have learnedthere. If they have not yet attended those sessions, you will want to,where appropriate, encourage them to attend in order to reinforceand add to the information that is covered during this “Connecting”session.