Digital Mentor Training

Be Connected Digital Mentor training session

Be Connected
Digital Mentor Training

This will be our last Digital Mentor Training DAY for the time being – remember to check the time zones though as we are promoting these throughout Australia and our five plus (yes FIVE, more if we count the external territories!) time zones at the moment.  

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 9:30am – 5:00pm AEST.

Our Be Connected Digital Mentor training sessions are held via Zoom.  Places are online and ready to book! 
The booking details should come up in your local time zone on this booking link… Please find the information for you to book your attendees into below! 
Note: Access details will be sent to participants before the training once they are registered. 

Please note that attendees will require a camera and microphone, and no interruptions / temptations to answer phones/emails etc as this session is fully interactive. 
Supporting digital skills is not all about technical knowledge – you don’t need to be a ‘computer expert’. Being a Digital Mentor is more focused on being good with people. You need to have patience, enthusiasm, adaptability and be good at listening. 

I urge every participant to TEST their video conferencing set up PRIOR to the training day (even if you’re a proficient Zoomer) so that we aren’t using up the session time to troubleshoot issues.   If you would like to test your Zoom link prior to the training morning, you’re welcome book a suitable time to test with me here.  

This fully interactive training session will be delivered via Zoom video conferencing – (not a webinar), over one day, and will cover: 
Times listed in Australian Eastern Standard Time times are a rough guideline

9:30am                     Zoom Room open – last minute check of set up and audio
9:45am                     Introductions
9:50am                     Session 1 – What is a Digital Mentor, Qualities and Role of a DM
11:20am                  10 -15 min break
11:35am                  Session 2 – Overcoming Barriers, Accessibility
1:30pm                    30 min break 
2:00pm                    Session 3 – Basic Digital Skills, Online Resources 
3:15pm                    10 -15 min break
3:30pm                    Back to Basics, Facilitating Group Discussions and Activities, Reporting/using Capture IT
5:00pm                    Finish

Please feel free to share this information with your contacts if they might be interested in up-skilling themselves, staff/volunteers to better support older Aussies become more digitally confident!

Be Connected, is our Club eligible?

If you’ve never heard of Be Connected, or if you’ve previously had Be Connected funding, and are wondering if your organisation would be eligible for this round, you can book into one of the half hour intro sessions I have listed over the next couple of weeks by using this link …  sessions will be informal for information and questions and answers and held via Zoom.

Sessions are scheduled for Thursday 2nd, Wednesday 7th, Friday 17th, Monday 20th June at different times, please check the times when booking – they should be listed in the timezone you’re in when you’re booking.   Or keep an eye on our calendar for more details.