Developing Your Mentoring Program’s Risk Management and Safety Policies

Posted by Mentoring Central on January 11, 2016

Risky Business Part 1: Developing Your Mentoring Program’s Risk Management and Safety Policies

Tue, January 19, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

This three-part webinar series will focus on how mentoring programs can decrease the potential for harm to anyone involved in a mentoring relationship.

A mentoring relationship cannot be considered effective unless it is safe. Training on ethics and safety in mentoring is critical to ensuring the health and well-being of mentees and mentors. The recently released Fourth Edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM) identified a set of risk management topics that programs should address in their policies and include in their training of mentors, mentees, and parent or guardians.

Join our expert researchers (Drs. Janis Kupersmidt and Rebecca Stelter) and practitioner (Ms. Sharon Daura) who will provide a thorough exploration of the 19 risk management topics outlined in the EEPM, with the goal of helping you to fine-tune your existing program policies or develop new ones. After you attend these webinars, you will understand the importance and relevance of each topic for mentoring as well as key issues to address in your policies. Future training will focus on how to conduct mentor, mentee, and parent or guardian training on these policies.

The first webinar in the Risk Management series introduces the importance of addressing risk management within a mentoring program, and developing policies and practices to prevent and respond to risky situations. In addition, the webinar provides an overview of the risk management topics that should be addressed in training. This webinar will also provide guidance for mentoring programs in developing risk management policies related to communications between mentors, parents, and mentees with their mentoring program.

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