Classes & Workshops
Whether you're an experienced mentor or just getting started, we offer the following training resources designed just for you.
Alongside Mentoring Class
Alongside is a four-week class designed for individuals who are interested in becoming a mentor.
Alongside Q & A with Steve Sawyer
On June 1st, 2023, participants of the De Pree Center’s Alongside mentoring cohort were able to participate in a Q&A with special guest Steve Sawyer, hosted by Meryl Herr.
Mentoring Skills Workshop
Workshop by Meryl Herr
Our Mentoring Skills Workshop is for new and experienced mentors alike. If you’d like to grow in your understanding of mentoring and develop key mentoring skills, this two-hour, fully online workshop is for you.
We have resources designed to help you facilitate mentoring conversations.
Values Mentoring Guide
Mentoring Guide by Rebecca Jantz Johnson
This guide provides conversational exercises designed to strengthen your leadership. The exercises seek to tap into wisdom through the lens of values while integrating five skills that are essential to effective mentoring.
52 Workday Prayers Mentoring Guide
We have developed a free mentoring guide that can be used to facilitate conversation while reading through 52 Workday Prayers, Part 1 & Part 2. These devotionals teach us how to pray about our work using the psalms as a guide.
Make Work Matter Mentoring Guide
Filled with stories and insights from faithful entrepreneurs and built on solid research, Make Work Matter will help you discover what God is calling you to do in a changing world. Now, we have a free mentoring guide that can be used to facilitate conversation while reading the book.
Check out our articles about mentoring.
The Power of Mentoring: When the Mentee Surpassed the Mentor
As I was preparing a sermon recently, I was inspired by a blog by Daira Curran to remember the importance of mentoring. Here in this story of Elijah and Elisha, we get a picture of a unique relationship of mentor and mentee.
Four Questions That Could Improve Your Mentoring Relationship
An Article by Meryl Herr.
Here are four questions you could ask at your next mentoring meeting to evaluate and potentially improve your mentoring relationship.
Overcoming Our Fear of Mentoring
Article by Meryl Herr
Meryl Herr shares some findings from her research on mentoring, addresses some common fears of mentoring, and encourages older adults to take a step of faith and become a mentor.
Past Research Project
The De Pree Center conducted two research studies on mentoring.
Mentored by Jesus to Mentor Others: Part 1
Think about it: Where would you be if you did not have others wiser and more experienced who came alongside to encourage and help you navigate the challenging waters of life, work, and leadership?
Mentored by Jesus to Mentor Others: Part 2
In my last article, I explored the concept of mentoring using the story of Jesus’ post-resurrection encounter with two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus.