Teen Mentor Training for Men - By Journeyman UK - 1st & 2nd Jun 2019, Edinburgh
Teenage boys need male mentors to flourish - but how do we men equip ourselves to be those all-important role models?
Why not join us as we host the first Scottish training by the highly-acclaimed Journeyman - an organisation with huge experience in mentoring and rites of passage for teenage boys.
The Inner Mentor Training is a small group experiential training for men, taking place in Edinburgh on Sat 1st - Sun 2nd June. Don’t miss this opportunity for fathers, carers, uncles, men working with adolescents and all men interested in their personal and professional development.
DATES: Sat 1st June (9.30am - 6.30pm) & Sun 2nd June (9.30am - 3.30pm) 2019
VENUE: Mission Hall Studio, 37 Burns Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 8DS
COST: £90 (standard) or £150 (professional)
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM: here
My hope in hosting this training is that we can equip ourselves to start offering mentoring circles for teenage boys right here in Scotland, and work towards putting on sorely-needed rites of passage for 13-17-year-olds in Scotland in coming years.
But the training in June is also a stand-alone, high-quality training for any men interested in exploring how best to support teenagers.
THE INNER MENTOR TRAINING will help you:
Be prepared to support your son through his teenage years
Deal better with challenges with adolescents at work or in volunteering
Improve your mentoring skills and be more comfortable around teenagers
Improve your ability to deal with communication breakdowns with teenagers
Reconcile your teenage experience and be better able to be clear and present
This training is interactive and self-reflective; designed to support you in exploring, embracing and acknowledging your teenage experience. It will help you understand how that experience still affects you and those around you today and contribute to your professional and personal development.
"An amazing process, very well held. Safe, compassionate, tough, joyful, sad, uplifting, enriching..." D.R,
“I loved seeing an inspirational model of leadership” C.M.
OVERVIEW OF THE INNER MENTOR TRAINING
Revisit your experience of adolescence
How fathers / carers / mentors influence our teenage experience
The need for a safe place in a teenager’s life
Revisiting ‘that conversation with dad’ you didn’t have as a teenager
Our place within the flow of the generations
How to see the positive in teenage challenges
The role and qualities of a mentor
Basic principles of skilful mentoring
The importance of play in relating to teenagers
Information about JourneymanUK group mentoring
There will be a combination of dialogue, small-group exercises, games and personal reflection. There will be encouragement to share honestly about your experience, as much as you choose, with guidance and support.
MODELLING MASCULINITY TO OUR BOYS
The IMT stands alone as a powerful personal development experience as well as the entry point training for Journeyman mentors. It is a safe and confidential space to experience what it is like to be present in the company of men and in doing so to make a unique contribution towards securing a healthy future for all. In some way all men ‘mentor’ adolescents by modelling how we are as men in the home, work place and in the world.
Journeyman welcomes men of any race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religious affiliation.
There will also be an open evening for men, women and teens on 31st May, explaining more about the work of Journeyman and the importance of rites of passage.