22nd May 2008, Hilton Deansgate Manchester
Join over 300 mentoring and befriending stakeholders and practitioners at the annual mentoring and befriending national conference. This event gives you the opportunity to learn and network with the community and is specifically designed to tackle the issues that are affecting you today.
Phil Hope, Minister for the Third Sector, is the keynote speaker at this years event. His support is not only recognition of the impact of mentoring and befriending in our society but also underlines the commitment of policy makers to the role of mentoring and befriending as a support mechanism. The conference picks up on this theme, looking at the challenges and opportunities that the sector faces in relation to supporting those socially and economically disadvantaged.
Conference highlights include:
- Panel discussion – Turning policy into practice
- Motivational speaker – David Robinson, OBE
- 30 interactive workshop “ themes include policy, research and strategy; commissioning, partnerships and funding; Programme development and management
- Participants view “ Peer mentees, befriendees and mentees take to the stage
The response received so far has been outstanding, with over 150 practitioners confirming their attendance. All workshops will accommodate a maximum of 25 delegates, therefore places are limited.