Mentor Training Fall 2021

Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester of Strong Women, Strong Girls! This semester, training will be a national, virtual event. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with your local SWSG staff and fellow chapters, but during some sessions, you’ll also meet mentors from another city. We’re looking forward to sharing resources and experiences among our entire community. 

Training will occur in a conference-style format with sessions from 9am-1pm on Saturday, September 25. Depending on your role this semester, your start and end times will vary. If you are a chapter director or a site leader, you may have additional training during the week of September 27. 

Your attendance and proof of attendance is required to serve as a member of Strong Women, Strong Girls. If you are unable to attend training live on Saturday, January 25, all sessions will be available to view on Monday, September 27. You will still complete a survey and attendance form by Sunday, October 3, at 11:59 p.m.

So, what do you need to do? 

  1. Complete the Registration Form 
  2. Find and Follow Your Itinerary
  3. Complete Survey and Proof of Attendance
  4. Complete Other Requirements

REGISTER

All chapter members must fill out a registration form so that the SWSG office and your chapter leadership can track your participation and communicate with you effectively. Please fill out the registration form in its entirety and carefully review the policies and procedures documents associated with your role. 

Chapter Member Registration

You will be asked to upload materials for your clearances or CORI Check during registration. If you don’t have them yet, you can upload them later.

Pittsburgh Clearance Instructions

Boston CORI Instructions

CLEARANCE UPLOAD FORM

While completing your registration form, you are asked to review the policies and procedures associated with your role in Strong Women, Strong Girls. You can review them in greater detail below: 

College Chapter Policies and Code of Conduct

Chapter Director Policies
Executive Board Policies

Site Leader Policies and Procedures

 

Review SWSG’s COVID-19 Policy 

 As our mentoring program begins to conduct in-person activities, we strive to set clear expectations and guidelines with the best interest of our program participants in mind. Please carefully review Strong Women, Strong Girls’ COVID Policy for the upcoming year.

 

FIND YOUR ITINERARY

Are you mentoring this semester? 
YES NO
Are you new to SWSG?  YES You are a “New Mentor” You are a “New Advocate”
NO You are a “Returning Mentor” You are a “Returning Advocate”

 

New Mentor Itinerary

New Advocate Itinerary

Returning Mentor Itinerary

Returning Advocate Itinerary

 

ALL TRAINING SESSION LINKS

 

Time Session Description Zoom Link Youtube Link
9:00- 10:00am Boston SWSG 101 Welcome to SWSG! Learn about our history and the basics of being an effective mentor. Join Now! Link Available 9/27
9:00- 10:00am Pittsburgh SWSG 101 Welcome to SWSG! Learn about our history and the basics of being an effective mentor. Join Now! Link Available 9/27
10:15- 10:30am Introduction and National Updates Kick off the semester with a message from Natalie Martinez, the CEO of Strong Women, Strong Girls and Kimmi Baston, the Managing Director of Strong Women, Strong Girls Pittsburgh. They will share important updates about the organization and provide critical instructions for your training. Join Now! Link Available 9/27
10:30- 11:30am Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 101 DE&I 101 will serve as an introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Chapter members will discuss key concepts and how those concepts apply to the world around them. Join Now! Link Available 9/27
10:30- 11:30am Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 201 DE&I 201 will examine what it means to be inclusive at a deeper level. Mentors will discuss accessibility through an intersectional lens, analyzing how race, class, gender and ability alter their experiences of themselves and the experiences of the populations they serve. Join Now! Link Available 9/27
11:45am- 1:00pm Boston Program in Action Program in Action will put your mentoring skills to the test. Collaborate with the SWSG Staff and other chapter members to refine your approach to common mentoring scenarios. Join Now! Link Available 9/27
11:45am- 1:00pm Pittsburgh Program in Action Program in Action will put your mentoring skills to the test. Collaborate with the SWSG Staff and other chapter members to refine your approach to common mentoring scenarios. Join Now! Link Available 9/27
Wednesday, September 29 6:30-8:00 Salesforce Training for Site Leaders and New Chapter Directors Site Leaders and Chapter Directors will be trained on MEL requirements and the use of RollCall to track attendance. Join Now! Link Available 9/27

SURVEY AND PROOF OF ATTENDANCE

After completing all required training sessions, complete this survey and proof of attendance form. 

NEW MENTOR SURVEY AND ATTENDANCE FORM

NEW ADVOCATE SURVEY AND ATTENDANCE FORM

RETURNING MENTOR SURVEY AND ATTENDANCE FORM

RETURNING ADVOCATE SURVEY AND ATTENDANCE FORM

 

SALESFORCE SESSION SURVEY AND ATTENDANCE FORM

 

OTHER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Mandated Reporter Training

Pittsburgh: We strongly encourage all mentors to complete Mandated Reporter Training and submit their certificate to Strong Women, Strong Girls. One mentor at each site is required to complete Mandated Reporter Training and submit their certificate to Strong Women, Strong Girls. Follow these instructions to complete Pennsylvania Mandated Reporter Training at this link.

Boston: We strongly encourage all mentors to complete Mandated Reporter Training and submit their certificate to Strong Women, Strong Girls. ALL Site Leaders must complete Mandated Reporter Training and submit their certificate to Strong Women, Strong Girls.  Follow these instructions to complete Massachusetts Mandated Reporter Training.