Mar 22 -
May 31
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 09:15 to Friday, May 31, 2024 - 09:15

UPDATED: The Mentorship Space Building Brave Spaces to Empower, Include, and Elevate

On-Demand Program

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"When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that door of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."--Michelle Obama

"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself."--Oprah Winfrey

The Defender Services Office, Training Division (DSOTD) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource, The Mentorship Space, an on-demand video series offering practical tools and resources to create structured mentorship programs. Consider building a structured mentorship program or take your program to the next level by accessing The Mentorship Space here.

Through structured mentorship programs, an office can empower, include, and elevate its defenders. For new defender staff, a structured mentorship program provides support and training in client-centered advocacy skills and personal growth and provides an inclusive onboarding process. For more experienced defender staff, a mentorship program empowers and develops new leaders, includes and diversifies the voices in leadership, and creates community within the FPDO and throughout the defender nation. The Mentorship Space is a series of on-demand how-to videos offering practical tools and resources to create mentorship programs that empower, include, and elevate. The Mentorship Space can be accessed here: The Mentorship Space.