Fall Mentoring Conference 2016
Fall Mentoring Conference
The Iowa Mentoring Partnership (IMP) presented its annual Fall Mentoring Conference in West Des Moines in early October. Over 70 staff members from IMP certified programs from across the state heard from experts in the field such as Jim Conway from the Search Institute and Kristin Howard from MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Howard and Conway both discussed relationships specific to mentoring: Conway, on developmental relationships with youth, and Howard, on donor relationships. Attendees also attended sessions on logic models, adverse childhood experiences, and self-care. The IMP provided monthly advocacy and marketing toolkits to programs to facilitate their awareness campaigns.
Attendees enjoyed building knowledge, networking, and reenergizing. One participant summed up the day well: “I enjoyed that the conference reminded me of what matters, why I do my job and why I care about kids. It really refreshed and inspired me to keep going. Thanks for that!”
See what you missed below and email us for suggestions or requests for next year's topics and speakers.
8:00 am Check In
8:30-10:30 am Data 2.0: Logic Models
8:30-9:30 am DNA of Successful Relationships
9:30-10:30 am ACES: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect The Mentoring Relationship
10:45-11:45 am Work/Life Balance
Lunch: Utilizing annual marketing and advocacy campaigns
12:30-4:30 pm Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships: Creating Connections That Help Kids Thrive