Peer Mentor Training
Make the most out of your mentoring experience by building your definition of leadership, identifying strengths and finding community of peer mentors on campus!
Mentorship Foundations Training covers training topics that are common to peer mentors across the University of Toronto. For questions about topics specific to your individual mentorship program please contact the Coordinator of the mentorship program you are working with.
Any student who is or wishes to be a peer mentor is invited to participate in training. To complete training students need to complete each of the following 90 minute sessions in order:
- Mentorship 101
- Creating an Inclusive Environment
- Mentoring Conversations
Mentorship Foundations training sessions do not count toward the Mentor Leadership Certificate. Upon completion of the 4.5 hours of Mentorship Foundation training you will receive an email certificate of completion.
Coordinators of the program will receive a list of all students who have completed training. Many Peer Mentorship programs require training to validate the Peer Mentor role on the CCR.
*Intercultural Communication is mandatory only for iConnect mentors. All mentors are welcome to participate in this training workshop and can use it to fulfill the Engagement and Communication on the Mentor Leadership Certificate if they wish.
One Day Options
Attend for the full day, lunch provided.
- Saturday, August 26, 2017 *Registration is now closed.
- 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bahen Centre
- Saturday, September 9, 2017 *Registration is now closed.
- 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bahen Centre
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Attend one or more sessions in a given day, lunch on your own.
September 18, 2017 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – CIE, 33 St. George Street, Baldwin Room, Intercultural Communication* CANCELLED
September 21, 2017 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – 313 Koffler, Mentoring 101
September 21, 2017 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – 313 Koffler, Creating an Inclusive Environment
September 21, 2017 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – 313 Koffler, Mentoring Conversations
September 21, 2017 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – CIE, 33 St. George Street, Cumberland Room, Intercultural Communication*
September 25, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – CIE, 33 St. George Street, Cumberland Room, Intercultural Communication*
September 28, 2017 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – CIE, 33 St. George Street, Cumberland Room, Intercultural Communication*
September 29, 2017 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – 313 Koffler, Mentoring 101
September 29, 2017 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – 313 Koffler, Creating an Inclusive Environment
September 29, 2017 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – 313 Koffler, Mentoring Conversations
October 4, 2017 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – 21 Sussex Room 321, Mentoring 101
October 4, 2017 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – 21 Sussex Rm 321, Creating an Inclusive Environment
October 4, 2017 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – 21 Sussex Room 321, Mentoring Conversations
October 4, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – CIE, 33 St. George Street, Cumberland Room, Intercultural Communication*
October 20, 2017 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – 21 Sussex Room 321, Mentoring 101
October 20, 2017 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – 21 Sussex Room 321, Creating an Inclusive Environment
October 20, 2017 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – 21 Sussex Room 321, Mentoring Conversations
Mentor Leadership Certificate
The Mentor Leadership Certificate is a CCR recognized opportunity for current Peer Mentors to supplement their mentoring experiences by participating in various campus workshops and events that contribute to their overall leadership development.
Prerequisite - complete Mentorship Foundations training in the past 3 years.
Attend 4 workshops that fit in the Mentorship Competency categories (role clarity, communication & engagement, personal development & wellbeing and knowledge of resources) and 1 Mentor Café and complete the reflection assignment to complete your certificate.
To receive the weekly Mentor Leadership Certificate newsletter which includes all of the opportunities you can use to complete the Mentor Leadership Certificate, please subscribe to our email.
If you need a Mentor Leadership Certificate tracking card, please visit 21 Sussex, Rm 325, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Mentor Facilitators
Are you looking for a leadership development opportunity to improve your presentation and facilitation skills? We are always looking for peer mentors with a year or more of one on one or group mentoring experience to join the Peer Mentor Facilitators. This is a volunteer opportunity for students to work in pairs to schedule, plan and co-facilitate (on line or in person) 1 Mentor Café per month. Peer Mentor Facilitators also co-facilitate (with a staff member) at least one Mentorship Training Workshop, Club Hub or volunteer for at least one Thank a Mentor booth during Mentorship Week.
Mentor Cafés are themed discussions led by peer mentors from the Mentor Facilitator Program. If you register one day before the session refreshments will be provided.
SEPTEMBER: Starting your mentoring relationship off right!
- September 27, Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m., Wymilwood Lounge, Goldring Student Centre (Victoria College)
- September 29, Friday, 4 - 5 p.m., 21 Sussex, Rm 321
Talking to New People
Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction? We will teach you the tips and techniques that will make relationship building conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful.
These workshops are open to all students, however for those completing the Mentor Leadership Certificate one session will count toward the Engagement and Communication category.
- September 27, 2017 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – 313 Koffler
- October 12, 2017 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – 313 Koffler
- November 14, 2017 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – 313 Koffler