The Conference on

April 24-27th, 2003

At Lisle, Illinois, in west suburban Chicago

Two Workshops for Both NEW and EXISTING programs

How you can be sure teacher mentoring & induction

really lead to better teaching and improved student learning!

We promise, you will not be disappointed.

Join us at the Beautiful Lisle-Naperville Wyndham Hotel

Featured speaker, Barry Sweeny, nationally known mentoring expert, trainer & author !

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A Brief Outline of the Two Workshops

The Potential Audience, - Find out if these workshops are for YOU - (Scroll down this page or click on the titles for greater details)

These outstanding and unique workshops include:


The Potential Audience

Come one, come all. These workshops are designed to meet your needs whether you want to improve an existing program or are developing a new program! Appropriate for both induction mentoring and peer mentoring to support implementation of training.


"Designing, Evaluating & Improving Mentoring & Induction Programs and Practices so They Deliver a Higher Impact on Teacher Performance & Student Learning"

> Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26, 2003, Each day's schedule is:

3 Days of IN-DEPTH, integrated learning, demonstrations, practice, and planning about BOTH high impact programs and high impact mentoring practices & training -

Effective teaching is complex. Facilitating the learning of someone who is becoming an effective teacher is complex too. Whether you are a mentor or induction program coordinator, this workshop will help you learn the secrets of success. The workshop INTEGRATES the information you need to develop a mentoring program and mentoring practices which result in highly effective teachers and improved student performance too!

RECEIVE THE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE AND CUSTOMIZED CONSULTING YOU NEED.

BRING A TEAM AND WHATEVER PROGRAM INFORMATION YOU NEED TO WORK, PLAN AND DECIDE ON YOUR NEXT STEPS. ACCELERATE YOUR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT PROCESS.


Workshop Objectives - Workshop participants will:


Format - The workshop design uses a repeating cycle to address program components, including:


Content - Barry will share from his 15 years of experience as a trainer, program coordinator, author, and consultant working in mentoring nation-wide with all kinds of organizations. Whether you have an existing program or are developing a new program, this work shop will amaze you with terrific practical strategies to increase your program's power and impact. This 3 day workshop will address:


Receive FREE copies of Barry's publications packages:


Breaks and snacks are provided each morning and afternoon.

See the mentoring materials display

FREE- 30 Min. Private Consultation Appointments for the first 6 conference teams who register for them

DINNERS on your own. 


"Mentoring of Mentors:

How to Model and Support High Impact Mentoring"

> Sunday, April 27, 2003

One Day of IN-DEPTH, learning, demonstrations, and practice to help program leaders and trainers become high impact mentors of mentors.


Mentoring of Mentors (MoM) is a critical strategy for successful mentoring for two reasons:

1. You know that just training people is insufficient, especially if you expect them to be able to effectively implement a practice. That is exactly why you assign mentors to new teachers. You know that new teacher training is not enough.

The same principle applies to mentors. No matter how powerful a mentor training is, just training mentors is no assurance they can actually implement the mentoring strategies they have learned. If mentors are to be effective, THEY need follow up support and accountability too. They need mentoring of mentors.

2. Mentors can not give a gift that they have never received.

Most mentors have never been effectively mentored themselves, and so they don't know what excellent mentoring looks like. That is one reason why many effective teachers struggle to be effective as mentors. That is why they need to personally experience the kind of mentoring you want them to provide to others.

The MoM training provides program leaders and trainers the most effective way to mentor the mentors and ensure that high impact mentoring really happens. The MoM training ensures that your mentors know what effective mentoring is like. The MoM training includes:


Breaks and snacks are provided each morning and afternoon.

See the mentoring materials display

FREE- 30 Min. Private Consultation Appointments for the first 4 conference teams who register for them

DINNERS on your own. 


 FREE- Private Consultation Appointments
From 5:00 to 6:00 PM - Two 30 minute appointments are available on April 24, 25 and 26, 2003, a total of six opportunities.

Conference attendees who choose to do so may register separately for 30 minute consulting/problem-solving appointments with Barry Sweeny to discuss and get advice on your specific program and needs. NOTE - Only one person on a team need reserve an appointment time, but all team members may attend the appointment.

This service is OPTIONAL & IS NOT an automatic part of the conference for every participant. Only the first 6 to register for the appointments will receive them, so register early!!


 A Display of Mentoring Program Materials

Conference participants will have the opportunity to:



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