Course for Student Mentors and Young Leaders

Schülermentorenlehrgang: Kurzpräsentationen zu den Grundlagen

German version

Course Profile

  • Type: Extended version of the Award Leaders Course for Student Mentors and Young Leaders (18 hours on 2.5 days, two overnight stays).

  • Target groups: Student mentors or young leaders support Award leaders in schools and youth work with the mentoring of Award participants. The course is aimed at these target groups as well as adult team members who want to work or work with student mentors or young leaders. 

  • Aim: The course conveys the basic understanding of the Award, the mentoring process and the framework required for the work of student mentors and young leaders as well as their supervisors. Practical result is a concept and action plan for working these roles in their own facility. 

  • Contents: The content is based on the Handbook (Volume 1 and the comments on student mentors in Volume 2) and the (German) Praxishandbuch zur Schülermentoren-Ausbildung. The method is "learning by doing": active forms of learning guarantee sustainable learning and ensure that all participants can actively participate. The work ends and begins at home: as a preparatory homework, a personal programme is developed – and in the follow-up, the developed plans are to be incorporated into the work of the team. 

  • Legal hint: Minors may only participate in the company of a supervisor of the sending Award operator.


Day 1

  • 15.00 – 16.15: Introduction

  • 16.15 – 20.00: Award Philosophy and Sections (short presentations)

Day 2

  • 08.30 – 11.00: Designing Purpose and Personal Programmes 

  • 11.00 – 15.00: Key Steps of the Participation Process (Walking Talk - preparation and execution; lunch on tour)

  • 15.00 – 17.30: Principles and Forms of Mentoring and Developing Testimonials

  • 17.30 – 18.00:  Legal Framework for the Use of Student Mentors and Young Leaders

Day 3

  • 08.30 – 11.30: Concept and Action Plan for the Local Work

  • 11.30 - 12.00: Round-up 

Materials and Equipment

  • Materials on own activities (if available): Record Book, pictures, … 

  • Literature: Record Book (2nd edition), Handbook (Volume 1 and details on student mentors in Volume 2)

  • Clothes & Equipment: Rain clothes for the Walking Talk, writing utensils, tablet or laptop with the Handbook downloaded (at least one device per three people), folder for collecting the handouts, sleeping bag (when the Alte Bahnmeisterei is used for accommodation)

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