Conference Program

Pre-confernce  Sunday 28 June 2015
5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Networking drinks
Day 1 Monday 29 June 2015
Start Finish
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Registration open
9:00 a.m. 9:05 a.m. Welcome
9:05 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Introduction: A Mentee’s Journey Through Mentoring
9:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. World Cafe: Youth Mentoring: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Senator Zed Seselja – Representing Minister Christopher Pyne
10:30 a.m. 10:50 a.m. Morning Tea
10:50 a.m. 11:50 a.m.

Professional Development – Electives

1. Putting the evidence into practice: A case study of a school based mentoring program

2. Raising the bar: Strategies for achieving greater impact through effective evaluation

3. Corporate Mentoring: Engaging corporate volunteers

11.50 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Keynote: Dr Michael Karcher – Soup to Nuts: Internationally Recognised Best Practices for Supporting Mentors
1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Keynote: Dr John Falzon –Challenges facing Australia’s young people and what we can do
2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Professional Development – Electives

1. Mentoring matches: Reducing the failure rate

2. Navigating the policy development cycle

3. Real-time mentoring supervision

3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Afternoon tea
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Keynote: Robyn Broadbent – The role of mentoring in supporting youth during the school-to-work transition
5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Panel discussion: Demystifying mentoring – The keys to creating successful mentor-mentee matches
5:30 p.m. Close Day 2 Conference
Day 2  Tuesday 30 June 2015
Start  Finish
9:00 a.m. 9:10 a.m Housekeeping
9:00 a.m 9:30 a.m The Hon. Scott Morrison: Minister for Social Services
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m Workshop: The principles of co-design and how to design a program in partnership
10:30 a.m 11:00 a.m Morning tea
11:00 a.m 12 noon

Professional Development – Electives

1. Trade up with the NRL: A league of their own

2. Mind the gap: Mentoring young rural students between school and work

3. Expand to include: Effective mentoring for people with disabilities

12 noon 1:00 p.m Keynote: Maggie Hamiltion – What’s happening to our boys and girls.
1:00 p.m 1:45 p.m Lunch
1:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m Panel discussion: From the trenches: Challenges and opportunities faced by youth mentoring programs
2:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m Keynote: Christopher Zinn – Kids, Consumerism and Materialism
3:45 p.m 4:15 p.m Afternoon tea
4:15 p.m 5:00 p.m Panel discussion and presentations drawn from the World Cafe
5:00 p.m. Close Day 2 Conference