Sunday, October 05, 2014
I've never had significant sponsors dollars for this conference but it's been possible because all speakers have donated their time to do workshops. In 2011 I created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC to continue support of the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago and to help similar intermediary groups form in other cities. I have a different tax structure than in the past, but the mission is the same. The lack of money is even more severe than between 1993 and 2011.
Before and after the last conference in May 2014, several speakers posted blog articles talking about the Tutor/Mentor Connection, and/or the conference. You can see these on this article.
The agenda for the November 7 conference is posted here and already some of the workshop presenters have created blog articles to show what they will be talking about and to encourage others to attend. I show these below and as others are written I'll add them to this list.
Valerie F. Leonard, Expert in Community and Organizational Development - see article
E. Wilson, Tutoring For Excellence - see article
Mark Carter, One80 Consulting - Mentoring Programs That Answer WHY Before HOW Succeed More - Read article.
JP Paulus, Do-Gooder Consulting - see article
Mitchell Sholar, Executive Director of City Harvest Outreach Ministry uses the home page of his web site to talk about the conference and to invite people to be sponsors
Here's an article by Steve Sewall, of Chicago Civic Media, providing his explanation of what he sees on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC web sites. I hope more will look at the side the way Steve has done, then spend time sharing what they are learning with their own network.
Here's one of several videos where leaders talk of why the value the conferences:
Registration is now open - click here to register
We have room for 125 people. The full registration fee is $80, but group rates are available for groups of 3 or more and $30 scholarship rates are available upon request. If you'd like more information connect with me on Twitter @tutormentorteam or on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Facebook page.