National Mentoring Summit 2020
Empowering a generation
Check out this video for 2020 highlights!
Our Keynote Speakers
Dr. Rhodes is the Frank L. Boyden Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
She has devoted her career to understanding and advancing the role of intergenerational relationships in the intellectual, social, educational, and career development of youth.
She has published three books, four edited volumes, and over 100 chapters and peer-reviewed articles on topics related to positive youth development, the transition to adulthood, and mentoring.
Dr. Rhodes is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research and Community Action, and was a Distinguished Fellow of the William T. Grant Foundation. She has been awarded many campus-wide teaching awards for her advances in pedagogy and scholarship, including the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Scholar Award, the Student Government Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Chancellor’s Outstanding Scholar award at UMB.
Matt Hagler is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at University of Massachusetts, Boston USA (UMass). He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in psychology and English literature. Prior to graduate school, he spent a year living in Muğla, Turkey on a Fulbright student fellowship and served as a project manager for the Life Paths Appalachian Research Center.
Matt’s current research is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and focuses on the potential for mentoring relationships to both widen and bridge socioeconomic disparities. His clinical interests include working with adolescents and young adults on issues of identity, relationships, and adjustment, as well as early detection and intervention for risk of serious mental illness.
Melissa Kwee is the CEO, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre. A non-profit organisation promoting a giving culture in Singapore in an effort to build a City of Good.
This is not her first role in community work. Melissa had plunged straight into social entrepreneurship right after university.
The anthropology graduate from Harvard University was awarded the Singapore Youth Award in 2007 and Asean Youth Award 2008 for her leadership and service in that sector.
Melissa's career has involved her bridging the public, private and community sectors as anthropologist, researcher, programme designer, social innovator and as a catalyst in the private sector. She has founded, run and served on the boards several non-profit organisations and ground-up initiatives relating to youth, women, the arts, the prisons, community development, healthcare and education. She is also Chairman of MHPL, a Pontiac Land company.
Summit Programme Outline
Registration & light breakfast
Opening speech by Chairman and G.O.H
Launch of the Asian Centre of Evidence Based Mentoring
Showcase - Mentoring in Action
Keynote Session -1
Coffee Break -1
Keynote Session -2
Lunch / Exhibition
Coffee Break -2
03: 25 pm
04: 25 pm
Closing Speech by Chairman