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Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference


Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference

Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC hosted Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago every six months from May 1994 to May 2015. Conferences have not been held since due to lack of financial support, but we continue to attempt to engage people in on-line networking and idea sharing using social media and forums like this.  

Website: http://www.tutormentorconference.org
Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2016

Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago

This map outlines the information and ideas the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC have collected over the past 20 years. We have shared this via web sites, blogs and social media. In addition, every six months since May of 1994 we've hosted a conference in Chicago to invite people in our network and involved in building, operating, sustaining and participating in volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring programs to come together to share ideas, build relationships and innovate ways to draw resources to each of us so we can all do our work better each year. Visit the web site and see more about the conference. Join the discussion here and help shape what happens, and what you can get out of it.

While we hope to continue face-to-face events, more people can be connected to each other and these ideas via on-line networking and learning. I encourage you to embed this Debategraph into your own blog or web site. Encourage your students, volunteers, donors and leaders to add their own ideas. Then work with us to engage more people in using this information to help kids living in economically disadvantaged areas.

The most recent conference was May 8, 2015 at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago. There has not been a formal conference since then, due to lack of funds. However, with your help we can use this space to bring more people to these ideas and focus on actions that help tutor/mentor programs grow in the coming school year.

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Started by Daniel Bassill. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Jun 28, 2016.

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Comment by Daniel Bassill on February 27, 2015 at 12:43pm

As you know, I send out a monthly email newsletter with ideas I hope people use to build and sustain tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other cities. This is the Feb issue. http://tutormentorconference.org/newsletters/TMI_feb2015.htm

This is really a study guide, for people to do deeper learning to understand where well organized youth serving programs are most needed, as well as how to build and sustain a flow of resources to help each program constantly improve.

I've been hosting a Tutor/Mentor Conference in Chicago every six months since May 1994. The next is May 8 at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago, where I’ve held the past few conferences.

If you're in the Chicago region, and would you be interested in organizing a workshop, the web site is http://www.tutormentorconference.org/present.asp

If you're not in the Chicago region, continue to connect and share ideas via social media and this forum. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Comment by Daniel Bassill on November 20, 2013 at 10:56am

This is the photo album from the Nov. 4, 2013 tutor/mentor conference in Chicago. http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com/photo/photo/slideshow?albumId...

Comment by Daniel Bassill on March 16, 2012 at 9:52am

Videos from the Jan 30, 2012 Mentoring Panel Discussion are now available. Find link at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2012/03/mentoring-panel-video.html

Comment by Daniel Bassill on January 13, 2012 at 12:35pm

Mentoring leaders in Chicago are encouraged to attend a Jan 30 panel discussion to be held at from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church in Hyde Park, 5650 South Woodlawn, Chicago, Il. (corner of 57th and Woodlawn). See Invitation at Jan%202012%20panel%20discussion.pdf

The Panelists are:
Daniel Bassill, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

Monique Cook-Bey, Chicago Youth Programs

Janet Marcus, Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project

Laura Matthews, Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project

Kelly Fair, Polished Pebbles

Moderated by Jordan Hesterman, Becoming We the People

Comment by Daniel Bassill on September 10, 2011 at 11:41am
I encourage you all to look at thisTedx conference web site from Australia. We could be doing something like this on-line around the Chicago May and November conferences, or in August before school starts. Or in January/February during or after National Mentoring Month. Just need manpower to think this through and organize it.
Comment by Karina Walker on May 2, 2011 at 11:39am

See the conference website, www.TutorMentorConference.org for updated information about workshops and times.

Also note these workshops/keynotes that have been added to the agenda:

  • Social Networking for NonProfitsParts I and II, presented by Jacquita Smith of Camp of Dreams (a series of two workshops for participants of different levels)
  • Reducing Truancy, presented by Ed Bates of PASS, Lake County Regional Office of Education
  • What is Mentoring? Cultural Aspects of Mentoring in Immigrant and Refugee Communities, presented by Maya Gumirov of Jewish Child and Family Services
  • THURSDAY CLOSING KEYNOTE: Collective Action, presented by Daniel F. Bassill of Tutor/Mentor Connection

(and thanks for the encouragement, Bradley!)

Comment by Bradley Troast on April 28, 2011 at 12:58pm
It's nice to see all of these workshops coming together. Great job, Karina!
Comment by Karina Walker on April 27, 2011 at 3:18pm

Additional Workshop:

  • "Encouraging Civic Engagement and Empowerment," presented by Jordan Hestermann of Becoming We The People
Comment by Karina Walker on April 25, 2011 at 6:12pm

Workshops added to conference agenda:

  • "Serve Illinois: Partnering to Mobilize Volunteers," presented by Scott McFarland of Serve Illinois Commission
  • "Financing Higher Education," presented by Annette Phillips of Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)

REGISTER NOW at www.tutormentorconference.org

Comment by Karina Walker on April 21, 2011 at 11:53am

Announcing Friday Afternoon Keynote and More Speakers!

Friday Afternoon Keynote: Senior Pastor Andrew D. Singleton, Jr., Victory Apostolic Church

Thursday Workshop Added: "Sing Your Own Blues Tune for Tutors," presented by Bonni McKeown and Miss Taj, Teaching Artists at Chicago School of Blues


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