Oxford Brookes Business School

Training mentors and establishing self-sustaining networks of volunteers to assist with migrant integration - mentorNET

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Online session


This session will be an introduction to the Erasmus Plus mentorNET project, its objectives and the project team. Following the introduction, the session will focus on the project outputs and their application, namely:

  • The mentorNET MOOC: “Become a successful mentor of migrants”
  • The mentorNET strategy and roadmap for establishing self-sustaining networks of volunteer mentors to assist with the integration of migrants into their host country’s workplace and society.
  • An introduction to the mentorNET Café App and how it (or a similar App) can be used to support networks of mentors.

Following the introduction of the outputs, attendees will be given the opportunity to look in more detail at the outputs in smaller groups to ask questions and discuss:

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • The Strategy roadmap

We will conclude the session with plenary feedback. We will also request participants provide feedback via an online survey as part of our project evaluation process.

Profile of presenters:


Jon and Suzie Moon

Jon and Suzie Moon founded European Management Education and Learning (e-mel) LLP in 2007 as a research organisation. With Suzie’s background in education and Jon’s experience in the corporate world, there was a good foundation to enable research into a broad range of subject areas.Mentoring started as an external activity, volunteering to mentor entrepreneurs in African countries such as Rwanda and Malawi. In conjunction with a charity and a business school in London Jon became involved in a project called “Uganda 600”; the challenge was to recruit 600 volunteers to mentor Ugandan entrepreneurs.We then participated in an E+ project called “MAV” concerning mentoring migrants; mentorNET followed, focusing on networks of mentors.Away from work, Suzie rows for Marlow Rowing Club and Jon is an Archer with Whiteleaf Bowmen. Both are keen artists with Hughenden Art Group and Jon writes, plays and records music.

Contact details of Jon and Suzie Moon

Twitter: @mentor_net

Web: www.mentor-network.eu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonmoon/

How to attend:

The session will start at 5.00 pm and will finish at 6.30 pm.
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