Date: 09-Oct-2018 —
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Address: Minnesota Literacy Council, main office, 700 Raymond Ave., Ste. 180, Saint Paul, MN
Registration deadline: TUE. 10/9/18
Details: This is a 2-part training on 10/9/18 and 10/16/18; attendance at both sessions is required.
The Minnesota Literacy Council has developed and is piloting a new training program to prepare volunteers to be navigators in Adult Basic Education programs. Navigators are a mix of mentor, coach, cheerleader, and guidance counselor. As a navigator, you'll help students one-on-one in a variety of ways, from helping them increase their confidence and persist in school to assisting them in identifying and attaining their goals. Come to this two-part training to learn more about becoming a volunteer navigator and next steps to get started! After this training, volunteer navigators will:
- be able to help students identify academic and career goals and know how to support them in those goals
- understand ways to create a trusting and positive relationship with students
- be able to provide a bridge for students from one academic or career step to the next
- have strategies to help students overcome barriers that may prevent them from reaching their goals
To be a navigator, volunteers must have prior experience with adult learners or working in a counseling or human resources related field.