Mentoring Short Course 2019

Mentoring Short Course 2019
Short Course: “INNOVATIONS IN MENTORING FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION” lead by prof. dr. Jean Rhodes

Date: 7 / 8 October 2019

Location: NHL Stenden University, Leeuwarden, NL

The European and UMB/MENTOR Centers for Evidence-Based Mentoring organize a Mentoring Short Course on the 7th and 8th of October 2019, in Leeuwarden, NL. It is the third Short Course the two centers organize together, connecting state-of-the-art research results  and innovative practices in the field of mentoring. This years edition will focus on innovations in mentoring for social inclusion.


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The Short Course will offer the chance to meet leading experts from  Europe and the US to discuss programme models as well as challenges and innovative solutions. During the two-day event, scholars  and practitioners together will talk about a variety of new innovations in the field, like mentoring and prevention science, cultural competences and the integration of youth initiated mentoring in education.

The Short Course will include keynotes, presentations and working sessions. Participants will learn how to enhance empowering relationships to promote social inclusion and an inclusive society.

Schedule 7th October

09:00 Registration

09:30 Opening of the Short Course

09:45 Keynote by prof. dr. Jean Rhodes, University of Massachusetts, US

10:45 Coffee break

11:00 Keynote prof. dr. Tim Cavell, University of Arkansas, US

12:00 Breakout session with reflections on the keynotes

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Thematic sessions of best practices

15:00 Poster presentations

16:00 Summary of the first day

16:30 Ending

19:00 Networking dinner (optional)



Schedule 8th October

08:30 Registrations and welcome

09:00 Keynote presentation

10:30 Breakout session

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Plenairy session and presentation

11:30 Breakout session with reflections on the keynote and presentations

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Thematic sessions

15:30 Summary of the Short Course

16:00 Ending


Location of the Short Course

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The Mentoring Short Course will take place at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden. The adress of the event location is:

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Rengerslaan 8, 8917 DD, Leeuwarden, NL

Directions to come to Leeuwarden from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport using public transport, or travelling by car:

Public Transport: You can plan your travel from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden via 9292. Please double check for changes 10 days before the arrival date and in the morning of the travel day. To certain times, there is a direct (Intercity) train connection between the airport and Leeuwarden.

Travel by Car: There is also the possibility to rent a car at Amsterdam Schiphol, in case you prefer to take the car to Leeuwarden. There are a few car rental companies located directly behind Arrivals 3.

Parking in Leeuwarden: If you are travelling by car, you can park directly at the Stenden Hotel or NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Parking is
for event guests.

If you would like to learn more about Leeuwarden and its history have a look at Netherlands Tourism or and if your interested in the best things to do and the best bars to go to in Leeuwarden then check Independent.


Are you looking for a hotel to stay in Leeuwarden? We have a recommendation for you:

Stenden Hotel is in the same building as the short course, so you won’t have to travel far in the morning. The hotel is a 4-star Hotel in Leeuwarden and a great location for the short course. However, because of its location on the edge of the city center of Leeuwarden it is also great to discover the city.

There is only a limited number of rooms available, so act quick before they are all gone!


More information and registration

Registration Fees:

Non-members: 195 € / person

ECEBM Members: 150 € / person

To register to the event, you can email us your name and name of your organization. After registration, you will receive information about the payment through bank transfer.

For more information about the Short Course or if you still have some questions, feel free to contact Szilvia Simon, Community Manager and Pia Sedlmeier, Student Manager of the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring.

We will be updating this page with more information in the following weeks, so don’t forget to come back and check for updates!

Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you in October in Leeuwarden!