All mentors need training if they are to possess the skills, attitudes, and activity ideas needed to effectively mentor a young person. Before you run the training, it may be useful to conduct a quick quiz to assess people’s knowledge base so that you can aim your content at the right level.

Activities & resources

Training sessions that incorporate a variety of activities will make the training engaging and suit a range of different people and their learning styles.

Consider activities including:

  • role plays
  • case studies using real world examples of situations mentors face in programs
  • handouts and worksheets
  • videos and vox pops
  • infographics
  • group discussions
  • specialist guest speakers.

Useful training resources


Ice breaker - introductions activity

Scenario cards:


Session plans & training presentations

Fact sheets


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