Books for Ongoing Training of Mentors and Peer Mentors

The global community has changed forever as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. How long will education institutions and youth organizations take to change their narrative. Mentoring should become an important “buzzword” if we have learnt anything from the impact of the pandemic on young lives. How they value face-to-face relationships, being with their friends at school and will need a non-judgmental cheerleader – that wise guide on the side – to guide them in the months and years ahead, as they possibly set new goals, chase new dreams and learn to bounce back from any pandemic-related setbacks. Here are some resources which remain more relevant than ever before. However, also look in the bookstore to see what else is available.

Encouraging the Spirit of Mentoring – 50 fun activities for teacher-mentors, volunteer mentors and youth workers complements the ideas presented in The Mentoring Spirit of the Teacher. It extends the concept of mentoring to supporting others who in turn will become mentors themselves. It can be used for the ongoing training of adult volunteers, youth workers, Social Workers, teachers, indeed anyone getting alongside young people and encouraging them to reach their potential.

I have also incorporated some of the activities when training young people in leadership and also in Peer Mentor Training, as they are easy to adapt.

This resource provides practical, well-tested activities for facilitators who are involved in ongoing training for mentors of any background and profession. The material has been gathered over many years, and adapted or rewritten where relevant to promote the spirit of mentoring. The book is packed with fifty photocopiable activities – 88 spiral bound pages for easier photocopying.

Further details available on the Essential Resources website (Professional Development Section):
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Other books that may be helpful are:
Nurturing the Spirit of Mentoring – 50 fun activities for young people

Expanding the Spirit of Mentoring – Simple steps and fun activities for a flourishing peer mentor or peer support program