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Mentoring: the next creative generation

Date: 26 September 2019, 01:00 - , 01:00

Effective mentors can offer unbiased, vital formal and informal support to young people to nurture growth and raise aspirations. This course outlines the role of the mentor, and the necessary skills to build productive mentee-mentor relationships. Learn how to guide young people to self-reflect, identifying both their strengths and areas for development, set goals and shape behaviours and mindset.

Following a successful three-year programme (Stepping Up: Young Leaders Training), Artswork, Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership Trust (OYAP) and Oxford Brookes University have teamed up to bring you this course. Exploring the principles of mentoring, you will be equipped with the tools to support the next generation of creative practitioners and leaders.

Ideal if:

You’re looking for practical ways to develop and nurture the skills, knowledge and experience of emerging creatives in the early stages of their careers.

You will gain:

  • A practical framework for best practice mentoring

  • Knowledge about the principles which shape great mentoring

  • Personalised mentoring advice

  • Tips on how to plan and evaluate a mentee’s development, as well as your own

  • Practical mentoring techniques


Helen Le Brocq has been Director of OYAP Trust, Oxfordshire’s award-winning youth arts charity, since 1998. She specialises in devising arts projects that are irresistibly engaging to reach the most vulnerable young people, and in mentoring emerging young artists at the start of their careers in participatory arts. She has become an experienced arts consultant and trainer, and has been at the heart of developing and growing national initiatives, such as the English Youth Arts Network and the Arts Awards.

Course Cost:

£150 per person, including lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate.

ENYAN newsletter subscribers receive an exclusive 10% discount - subscribe here. Limited bursaries are also available- please contact us for further details.

Book your place online, or for advice and information, please contact the Professional Development team via / 02380 332491

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