Part of your commitment as a mentor is to attend two (2) Continuing Mentor Education opportunities every year.
Continuing Mentor Education opportunities include our MENTOR ROUNDTABLES and other SPECIAL EVENTS that present themselves throughout the year, as we collaborate with our community partners. These events will be communicated to you by your school site coordinator and via email from our administrative office.
Being a mentor is a role unlike any other. Even those with years of experience parenting and working with kids find the need to consider the effectiveness and appropriateness of their responses to a mentee’s challenges. By mentors, for mentors, and about mentoring, these open discussions are held monthly for the purpose of giving mentors a supportive small-group experience in which to contemplate their relationships with their mentees and their unique situations. MMAT Program Director Deborah Dalton will be facilitating Mentor Roundtables on the second Thursday and second Friday of each month.
2019-2020 Roundtable Schedule
We welcome all mentors to attend any and all meetings! At Roundtables, in addition to our topic of the month, we will take time to discuss other situations, challenges, or success stories you may bring to discuss. All meetings are held at the Mentor Me Cavanagh Recreation Center located at 426 8th Street Petaluma. Questions? Call us at 707-778-4798.
Tuesday, October 1st (6:30 – 7:30 pm) – You asked for it! Come discuss an assortment of topics that mentors, new and old, often have questions about. We’ve collected some of our top mentor questions and are ready with tons of answers. Topics will include TB screening/testing, off-campus permission, driving privileges, and more.
Tuesday, November 5th (9:30 – 10:30 am) – Navigating Relationships Let’s talk about relationships: mentees and their peers, mentors and school staff, parents and mentors. How do we incorporate these relationships in our mentoring? What challenges do we have in each of these? Do you have any words of wisdom to share?
Monday, December 9th (12:00 – 1:00 pm) – Boundaries and Celebrations With the holidays approaching, and mentor hearts full of cheer, it’s a great time to talk about how you celebrate your mentorship. What are your boundaries for gift giving?
Thursday, January 30th (6:30 – 7:30 pm) – Empowering Girls: Special Presentation by Stacey Vogel Stacey Vogel founded the Girls United Soccer Academy with a mission to make a positive impact on the girls in our community on and off the field. Her organization’s hope is to unite young girls and give them the confidence to become powerful young women through the game of soccer. Come hear her speak about how we can empower the girls in our lives!
Tuesday, February 11th (9:30 – 10:30 am) –Keeping it Fresh! Let’s explore some new activities to do with your mentee. Whether you are staying on campus, or exploring the community, most mentorship reach a point where you’ve run out of ideas. Whether you are feeling stuck in a stale routine or have suggestions to share, we can learn from one another ways to keep the mentorship fresh!
Monday, March 9th (12:00 – 1:00 pm) – Mentoring with Compassion How do mentors maintain their compassion for parents? How do you encourage compassion in your mentee? How do you maintain compassion with your mentee during challenging times? What sort of community service activities are available to mentorships? Compassion is a way of life that can be expressed in the smallest of details.
POSTPONED: Tuesday, April 7th (6:30 – 7:30 pm) – Growing with your Mentee As your mentee grows, what is age-appropriate behavior? Whether or not you have children of your own, come learn about the common stages of child development. Let’s talk about how to embrace these changes and grow with your mentee.
POSTPONED: Thursday, May 7th (6:30 – 7:30 pm) and Friday, May 8th (9:30 – 10:30 am) – Promotion! All mentors with students promoting to Junior High or High School please attend this very important event to learn about everything will need to know to make a smooth transition with your mentee.
PRINTABLE SCHEDULE: Roundtable Schedule 2019-2020