UW-Parkside hosts mentoring conference Jan. 18
Mentor Kenosha & Racine, a program of the Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, presents its sixth annual conference titled "Unlocking Youth Potential through Mentoring." Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Susan Weinberger and a series of informative breakout sessions, the conference is Friday, Jan. 18, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the UW-Parkside Student Center, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha.
Mentor KR manager Crista Kruse said participants will benefit from the speaker's 30-plus years of mentoring experience and informative breakout sessions.
"Dr. Weinberger will explore the power and benefits of mentoring, the critical role of mentors as advocates, and what to expect for the future of mentoring," said Kruse. "A wide variety of workshops are being presented that will help mentoring professionals increase their capacity to deliver quality mentoring and youth program services."
Kruse called Dr. Weinberger a "pioneer in the school-based mentoring movement." She is president of Mentor Consulting Group and is a recipient of the prestigious national Volunteer Action Award for her work in mentoring.
The conference also offers 10 breakout sessions including Weinberger'sFor a complete list of breakout sessions and more information about the conference, visit www.uwp.edu keyword Mentor KR and click 2013 Mentoring Conference in the left hand menu. If you have questions, email Crista Kruse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-595-2604.
"Effective Strategies for School Based Mentoring," "Group Mentoring Program Design" with Racine Unified emeritus principal Mike Frontier, "Grant Writing 101" with UW-Parkside Research Administration Director Julie Dresen, and "Constituent Relationship Management" with Kenosha Co. United Way CEO Tracy Nielsen among others.