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
Fall 2019 Training Dates Fall 2019 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
Mentor Cafés Check out our Mentor Cafés in 2018-19
Contact us mentorship@utoronto.ca

Foundational Trainings

Mentorship Foundations Training covers training topics that are common to peer mentors across the University of Toronto, St. George campus. 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 Co-Curricular Record (CCR) validation.

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.  

Fall 2019 Training Dates - NEW!

To register, go to CLNx and look for the date on the “Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs” Workshops & Events Calendar. If logged into CLNx, you can click on the specific workshop below.

Please note that you must register for each of the sessions separately.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Galbraith Building, Room 202

10 – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring 101

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

1:15 – 2 p.m. Lunch

2 – 3:30 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

10 – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring 101

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

1:30 – 3 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

10 – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring 101

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

1:15 – 2 p.m. Lunch

2 – 3:30 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Friday, September 27, 2019

21 Sussex Ave, Room 321

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mentoring 101

12:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

2:30 – 4 p.m. – Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mentoring 101

12:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

2:30 – 4 p.m. – Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Friday, October 18, 2019 – GRAD STUDENTS ONLY

21 Sussex Ave, Room 321

10 – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring 101

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

1:30 – 3 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Centre for International Experience, Cumberland Room

10 – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring 101

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

1:15 – 2 p.m. Lunch

2 – 3:30 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching 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, send an email to mentorship@utoronto.ca

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 2019-2020.

This is a volunteer opportunity for current students who previously served (for at least one academic year) as Peer Mentors at U of T and attended Mentorship Foundations (or equivalent). A completed Mentor Leadership Certificate is an asset. 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 on Friday, September 20, 2019 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!

For more information, contact mentorship@utoronto.ca

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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.   

Visit the Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs Calendar on CLNx for a complete listing of Mentor Cafés.

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.