Mentoring Skills Development for Early Childhood Educators
Nova Scotia Child Care Association
As early childhood educators, we often rely on colleagues to support us and guide us as we grow personally and professionally, and we approach one another to seek acknowledgement and validation in our practice. The skills that facilitate and enhance these relationships are mentoring skills.
This seminar series will provide you with mentoring skills for enhancing the early childhood practice of both yourself and your colleagues. It uses the Partners In Practice Mentoring Model to develop those skills. The vision of the Partners In Practice Mentoring Model is that every child care practitioner belongs to a mentoring culture. Within that culture, their voices are articulated, expressed and heard in a safe, ethical environment. Members of the mentoring culture support and recognize each other, are reflective practitioners, exercise honour, respect and modesty and engage in continuous growth and learning.
Mentoring is a partnership; a relationship between two people built on mutual trust and respect. This series will provide you with the skills to be an effective member of a mentoring pair, a relationship that will give and receive support and recognition from each other as you learn new things together.
The Nova Scotia Child Care Association supports early childhood educators in enhancing their practice that can help colleagues develop personal and professional goals, while encouraging them to believe in themselves and boost their confidence. You will also become more self-aware through developing skills in reflective practice. The NSCCA aims to support child care practitioners in ethical and best practices. Using the Partnerships in Practice module we will explore infrastructure necessary to support mentoring with early childhood educators; Support and Recognition, Reflective Practice, Continuous Growth and Building Relationships.
This series is being offered to all those working with children in the early years. NSCCA members receive a special rate.
Group sizes are kept small during seminars to encourage meaningful dialogue and discussion.
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This is a 9 week series running from September-December 2017
Seminar dates are as follows:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Introduction to Mentoring (6:30-9:30 pm)
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mentoring Tools and Strategies (6:30-9:30)
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Application of Ethics (6:30-9:30)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Becoming a Reflective Practitioner part 1 (6:30-9:30 pm)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Becoming a Reflective Practitioner part 2 (6:30-9:30)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Mentoring and Adult Development part 1 (6:30-9:30)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Mentoring and Adult Development part 2 (6:30-9:30)
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Facilitating Reflective Thinking part 1 (6:30-9:30)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Facilitating Reflective Thinking part 2 (6:30-9:30)
Registration: You must register for the series only. This series will be offered annually and any sessions missed can be made up in the next year. Notification of non-attendance of a session is required prior to the session. Upon completion participants will receive a certificate in Mentoring Skills Development and a PIP pin. 27 PD Hours.
Location: NSCCA Office 3845 Joseph Howe Drive -Suite 102, Halifax, NS
Cost: $125 for paid up NSCCA Members; $165 for Non NSCCA Members. Cancellation: full refunds for enrollment of the full series will be given with one month written notice, prior to the first session of the series. Non attendance does not constitute cancellation.
Cash, Cheque, etransfer or Money Order accepted. Cheques made out to NSCCA. Etransfer sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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