Training for Programs


We provide a network of resources - including training, research, and best practices - to help local programs be even better.


Below you will find information and registration instructions for all of our professional development opportunities for partner organizations.

Programs can also request The Mentoring Partnership provide mentor or mentee trainings for their program participants.  Please visit the Training for Mentors and Training for Mentees pages to view those training options.  If you would like to schedule one of these trainings, please contact us at info@mentoringpittsburgh.org or call 412-281-2535.  Our trainers can come to your organization to train groups of over 10 participants; otherwise trainings are held in our offices.


Training for Program Leadership

Introduction to TMP Services via the Elements of Effective Practice

This informational session is intended to introduce mentoring programs to the technical assistance, training and networking services provided by The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA. The foundation of our services is based in the six Elements of Effective Practice, a collection of research-informed practices for youth mentoring programs, and you will learn those elements as part of this session. Attending this training is also the first step in the Striving for Mentoring Excellence Coaching process.

LENS: Learning, Engaging, Networking & Sharing

Each month, TMP presents a topic of discussion, training, or workshop over breakfast at our offices. Catered specifically for staff of mentoring organizations, this series offers leaders the chance to catch up on each other’s projects and to learn about the latest research, best practices, and trainings from The Mentoring Partnership. Each opportunity is advertised in our e-newsletter and is also listed on the News & Events page on our website.

Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

The Mentoring Partnership of SWPA is proud to be a part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series - a program planned and implemented in partnership with MENTOR National, Friends for Youth, Education Northwest, The Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, and Oregon Mentors. Each month a new Webinar is presented, delivering the latest research, best practices, and professional development to mentoring programs across the United States.  

Click here to learn more or to register.

Youth Coaching Workshop

Do you coach student athletes?  Are you a referee for youth sports in your community?  A parent of student athletes?  Do you want to improve your relationship with those athletes on and off the field?

This season, TMP is teaming up with Citiparks to provide training certification for coaches of all levels in all sports.

The training, created and facilitated by Positive Coaching Alliance, will focus on a Double Goal Standard of Coaching: developing "Better Athletes, Better People" by working to provide all young athletes with a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

Join us for this free training on Sunday, April 10, 2016.  We will be meeting at the South Side Market House Healthy Living Center (12th and Bingham Streets).  Registration and lunch beginning at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: vdavis@mentoringpittsburgh.org.

Join us for this free training on Sunday, April 10, 2016.  We will be meeting at the South Side Market House Healthy Living Center (12th and Bingham Streets).  Registration and lunch beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Click here to register now!  For more information, contact: vdavis@mentoringpittsburgh.org.

- See more at: http://mentoringpittsburgh.org/news_posts/youth-coaching-workshop#sthash.gjIJVm1J.dpuf