Nyt europæisk center skal være med til at sikre kvaliteten i mentorarbejdet

Forskere Jean Rhodes

17. marts 2016  blev “European Center for Evidence Based Mentoring” indviet i Leeuwarden i Holland. Forskere fra mere end 20 lande underskrev en hensigtserklæring der er gengivet herunder.

Hollandske universiteter og mentorprogrammer er initiativtager til oprettelsen af centret, der skal udvikles over de kommende år. Forskere og praktikere fra Tyskland, England, Frankrig, Belgien, Holland, Spanien, Skotland, Danmark, Sverige, Norge, Finland, USA, Rusland, Tyrkiet m.fl. – skal fremover udvikle centret.

Opdateret side fra konferencen i Leeuwarden, Holland  2016 her

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Vi diskuterede i fredags retningen for centret og underskrev en hensigtserklæring, der vil blive fulgt op på de kommende måneder og år. Jeg orienterer løbende om udviklingen her på bloggen.

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Declaration on Mentoring in Europe

 Having met at the European Mentoring Summit in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands on the 16th – 18th March 2016.

We, as a group of practitioners, researchers and scholars, working at different institutions from over ten countries declare that we will participate in and contribute to  the

European Center for Evidence Based Mentoring

Aim of the center

The Center is dedicated to appraising and using the evidence we have and to conducting rigorous and practice-oriented research on mentoring programs and practice. In doing so, we seek to advance the production, dissemination, and uptake of evidence-based practice in ways that improve the effectiveness of practice and, ultimately, create stronger, more enduring mentor-mentee relationships.

Mentoring is associated with positive outcomes

Mentoring is applicable in diverse cultural  settings.  It is a practical approach:

  • Voluntary and responsible contribution to the development of a
  • Mentee-Mentor relationships with reciprocal
  • A new form of apprenticeship.
Mentoring is scalable and has social impact

Effectiveness increases with implementing proven methods and tools. Quality improves through scaffolding, specific training and good program management. There are best practices and methods available that can be turned into training and implementation approaches for regions and cities that want to become more vital.

Mentoring creates direct and potential value

Mentoring can play an important role in tackling diverse urgent societal and economic challenges, such as:

  • Social inclusion and cohesion
  • Active and responsible citizenship
  • Decrease of drop-outs
  • Talent development
  • Utilizing experience expertise
  • Sustainable employability
  • Strengthening  entrepreneur ship
  • Intercultural and intergenerational cooperation
  • Lifelong learning
 Targets in five years

We strive to accomplish the following targets:

  • Strong network of mentoring programmes and research institutions
  • Conduct rigorous research on mentoring programs and practices, in order to improve our understanding of when, why, and for whom mentoring does (not)
  • Improvement of the translation of evidence into program, practice, and policy
  • Multidisciplinary and  multilevel   research    approach

Jean Rhodes oplæg

Professor Jean Rhodes holdt i forbindelse med konferencen i Leeuwarden et blændende oplæg for de omkring 200 deltagere fra mere end 60 lande. Jean Rhodes  har mere end 25 års erfaring i at forske i mentorordninger i USA og har bidraget med væsentlig støtte i forbindelse med oprettelse et det europæiske center.

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