Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Network-Building through T/MC Conferences

Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) organizes leadership and networking conferences in May and November every year to share resources and information with organizations involved in tutor/mentor programs and organizations supporting these programs.

Describing the impact of the conference, and attracting sponsors to help market these to a growing number of participants, has always been difficult for the T/MC. In the past year volunteers have been mapping the participation, as part of a Social Network Analysis project. This graphic shows a geographical distribution of organizations that attended the Nov 08 conference. See this map and more in the blog article written by Kalyani Misra. Join our SNA discussion group and add your own time and talent, to this project.

Organizing these conferences has always been difficult, because of the lack of funding for the Tutor/Mentor Connection. In the past year it has been even more difficult. We're close to setting a date for a one-day event in November 2010, which will focus on what we can all do over the December 2010 to Nov. 2011 period to strengthen volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other cities.

If your company or foundation can provide dollars to support this network building, please visit this sponsor page, or call the T/MC at 312-492-9614.

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