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Mentoring Training Page

Initial Mentor Training

In order to be an effective mentor to an Upward Bound student, mentors need to initially view a series of training videos that include the mentoring skills model, as well as tips for becoming a good mentor.

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Video 1: Introduction

Video2: Mentoring Skills Model

Video 3: Mentor Specific Skills

Video 4: Tips and Best Practices

*All videos appear courtesy of: The Mentoring Group. Mentor training videos are facilitated by Dr. Linda Phillips-Jones.

For more information please visit their website at:

When viewing of the videos is complete mentors must fill out a Mentor Training Video Worksheet which is to then be submitted to the Upward Bound office for review. Once this is complete mentors will receive notification of their match with an Upward Bound student and communication may begin.

Mentor Training Video Worksheet (online submission) (Under Construction)

Mentor Training Video Worksheet (pdf version)

On-going Training

As a part of their year long commitment, mentors are expected to visit the Mentor Training site periodically to receive on going training in mentoring best practices and tips on communication topics.

Email #1: The initial connection

Let's be friendly! (but not too friendly)

Building Your Mentoring Relationship

Topics For Discussion New!

Monthly Contact Logs

In order to better track the progress of the mentor/mentee matches mentors are required to submit a Monthly Contact Log. These are to be submitted at the beginning of each month and include a brief description of all of the contact that the pairs have had during the previous month.

Contact Log Form

For other questions concerning Mentor Training, contact:
Upward Bound 
McCracken Hall 124