Make the most out of your mentoring experience by building your definition of leadership, identifying strengths and finding a community of peer mentors on campus! 

Contents

Foundational Trainings Aimed at new peer mentors to equip them with the skills and knowledge to begin a mentoring relationship with a peer
2018 Training Dates 2018 Mentorship Foundations Training Dates
Certificate Mentor Leadership Certificate - a chance for current Peer Mentors to participate in various campus workshops & events
Facilitators Peer mentors: help lead mentorship training sessions
Highlighted Workshops Check out some of our popular workshop offerings for the 2017-18 year!
Contact us mentorship@utoronto.ca

Foundational Trainings

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.

2018 Training Dates - NEW!

Choose when Mentorship Foundations fits into your schedule. Choose one session of Mentoring 101, one session of Creating an Inclusive Environment and one session of Mentoring Conversations. You can choose to do them all on one day or throughout the semester. 

 

August 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Cumberland Room, CIE (33 St. George St.)​

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –  Mentoring 101 
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  – Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Mentoring Conversations

 

September 

Saturday, September 8, 2018  | 202 Galbraith Building (35 St. George St.)

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –  Mentoring 101 
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  – Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Mentoring Conversations

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018  | Multi-Faith Centre Main Activity Hall (569 Spadina Ave.)​

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –  Mentoring 101 
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  – Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Mentoring Conversations

 

October 

Tuesday October 2, 2018 | 313 Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College​)  

  • 2:00pm to 3:30 p.m. – Mentoring 101 
  • 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  – Mentoring Conversations 

 

Friday October 12, 2018 (Graduate Students Only) | 21 Sussex, Room 321​ 

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Mentoring 101 
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Mentoring Conversations 

Tuesday October 16, 2018 | 21 Sussex, Room 321​ 

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Mentoring 101 
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Mentoring Conversations

 

Thursday October 18, 2018 | 21 Sussex, Room 321​ 

  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. –  Mentoring 101 
  • 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. –  Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Mentoring Conversations 

 

Friday October 26, 2018 | 313 Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College) 

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Mentoring 101 
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Mentoring Conversations

 

November 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Multi – Faith Centre Main Activity Hall (569 Spadina Ave.​)  

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Mentoring 101 
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. –  Creating an Inclusive Environment 
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Mentoring Conversations

 

Registration: 

Register now for Foundational Mentorship 2018 workshops

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 mentorship@utoronto.ca.

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Peer Mentor Facilitators

Are you looking for a leadership development opportunity to improve your presentation and facilitation skills? We are looking for Peer Mentor Facilitators for 2018-2019. This is a volunteer opportunity for current students who have previously served (for at least one academic year) as Peer Mentors at U of T, have attended Mentorship Foundations (or equivalent) and have the Mentor Leadership Certificate. With assistance, Peer Mentor Facilitators will work in pairs to schedule, plan and co-facilitate one Mentor Café per month. Peer Mentor Facilitators will also co-facilitate (with a staff member) at least one Mentorship Foundations Training Workshop. Successful candidates must be available for one day of training in September (will be decided once all facilitators are hired) and one day of program evaluation in March (will be decided according to Mentor Café schedule), attend group meetings in October, November, January, February and March, and complete a reflection activity to be eligible for CCR validation.

Peer mentor facilitator applications are now open! Applications are due August 27.

Position runs: September to March.

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Highlighted Workshops

 

Mentor Cafés

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.   

January Theme: Re-Engaging Your Mentee

  • Friday January 19, Noon - 21 Sussex Ave Rm 321
  • Wednesday January 24, 6pm to 7pm - Rm 313 Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College St.)
  • Monday January 29, 4pm to 5pm - Baldwin Room, CIE (33 St. George St.)


February Theme: Mentoring When Your Mentee Doesn't Seem to Need You

  • Tuesday February 6, 4pm to 5pm - Multi Purpose Room, Multi Faith Centre (569 Spadina Ave)
  • Thursday February 15, 1pm to 2pm - 21 Sussex Ave Rm 321


March Theme: Coming to Closure

  • Friday March 9, Noon to 1pm to 2pm - Cumberland Room, CIE (33 St. George St.)
  • Wednesday March 14, 6pm to 7pm - Cumberland Room, CIE (33 St. George St.)
  • Monday March 19, 4pm to 5pm - Multi Purpose Room, Multi Faith Centre (569 Spadina Ave)

Register now for Mentor Cafes - Registration is now Closed 

 

 

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.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018  3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - 313 Koffler

Register Now for Talking to New People - Registration is now closed. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you would like to host a workshop or Mentor Café, please contact mentorship@utoronto.ca.