Mentoring Short Course 2019

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Short Course: "INNOVATIONS IN MENTORING FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION" lead by prof. dr. Jean Rhodes
Date: 7 / 8 October 2019
Location: NHL Stenden University, Leeuwarden, NL

The European and UMB/MENTOR Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring organize a Mentoring Short Course on the 7th and 8th of October 2019, in Leeuwarden, NL. It is the third Short Course the two centers organize together, connecting state-of-the-art research results  and innovative practices in the field of mentoring. This years edition will focus on innovations in mentoring for social inclusion.

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The Short Course will offer the chance to meet leading experts from  Europe and the US to discuss programme models as well as challenges and innovative solutions. During the two-day event, scholars  and practitioners together will talk about a variety of new innovations in the field, like mentoring and prevention science, cultural competences and the integration of youth initiated mentoring in education.

The Short Course will include keynotes, presentations and working sessions. Participants will learn how to enhance empowering relationships to promote social inclusion and an inclusive society.
Chairman of the Short Course is Mr. Frank van Hout, member of the executive board of VET Friesland College and member of the steering committee of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring.

Schedule 7th October

09:00 Registration
09:30 Opening of the Short Course by Mr. Frank van Hout, chairman 
09:45 Keynote by prof. dr. Jean Rhodes, director of UMB/MENTOR Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, US
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Keynote by prof. dr. Tim Cavell, professor at University of Arkansas, US
11:30 Breakout session with reflections on the keynotes
12:15 Lunch break
13:30 Thematic sessions of best practices
15:00 Poster presentations
16:00 Summary of the first day
16:30 Ending
19:00 Networking dinner (optional)




Schedule 8th October

08:30 Registrations and welcome
09:00 Keynote by dr. Joan Becker, vice provost of the University of Massachusetts, US
09:45 Keynote by prof. dr. Jean Rhodes, director of UMB/MENTOR Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, US
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Plenairy session and presentation
11:00 Breakout session with reflections on the keynote and presentations
12:00 Lunch break
13:30 Thematic sessions
15:30 Summary of the Short Course
16:00 Ending

Location of the Short Course

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The Mentoring Short Course will take place at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden. The adress of the event location is:

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences 
Rengerslaan 8
8917 DD Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

Directions to come to Leeuwarden from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport using public transport, or travelling by car: 

Public Transport: You can plan your travel from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden via 9292. Please double check for changes 10 days before the arrival date and in the morning of the travel day. To certain times, there is a direct (Intercity) train connection between the airport and Leeuwarden. 

Travel by Car: There is also the possibility to rent a car at Amsterdam Schiphol, in case you prefer to take the car to Leeuwarden. There are a few car rental companies located directly behind Arrivals 3.

Parking in Leeuwarden: If you are travelling by car, you can park directly at the Stenden Hotel or NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Parking is
for event guests.

If you would like to learn more about Leeuwarden and its history have a look at Netherlands Tourism or and if your interested in the best things to do and the best bars to go to in Leeuwarden then check Independent.


Looking for a place to stay during the Short Course? We have a recommendation for you!

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the location of this year's Short Course, enjoys the luxury of having Stenden Hotel, a 4-Star hotel, on their premises. This means, you don't have to travel far in the morning and after the programme ends! It is a great location for the Short Course and is also well located for discovering the city center of Leeuwarden. Because of its location at the edge of the city center of Leeuwarden, you can easily walk to the heart of Leeuwarden and enjoy the city!

You can get your room for only 89 € per night, including breakfast based on Stenden Standard room with single occupancy and excluding 1 € of city tax. Stenden Hotel is holding a limited amount of rooms for us, so be quick to capture yours! This offer is only available for booking until the 17th of July via our special promotion link.

More information and registration

Registration Fees:
Non-members: 195 € / person
ECEBM Members: 150 € / person

To register to the event, you can email us your name and name of your organization. After registration, you will receive information about the payment through bank transfer.

For more information about the Short Course or if you still have some questions, feel free to contact Pia Sedlmeier, student manager of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring.
Do you wish to contribute to the Short Course and give a short presentation, contact Szilvia Simon, community manager of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring.
If you want to be part of the poster presentations you can contact Jacqueline Rietveld, associate professor of NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences.

We will be updating this page with more information in the following weeks, so don't forget to come back and check for updates!

Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you in October in Leeuwarden!