Volunteer Navigator Training - June 4 and 11, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Minnesota Literacy Council
700 Raymond Avenue
Suite 180
Saint Paul,, MN 55114

The Minnesota Literacy Council is piloting a new training program to prepare volunteers to be navigators in Adult Basic Education programs. Navigators are a mix of mentor, coach, cheerleader, and guidance counselor. As a navigator, you'll help students one-on-one in a variety of ways, from helping them increase their confidence and persist in school to assisting them in identifying and attaining their goals. Come to this two-part training to learn more about becoming a volunteer navigator and next steps to get started! 

After this training, volunteer navigators will:

  • be able to help students identify academic and career goals and know how to support them in those goals
  • understand ways to create a trusting and positive relationship with students
  • be able to provide a bridge for students from one academic or career step to the next
  • know strategies to help students overcome barriers that may prevent them from reaching their goals.

To be a navigator, volunteers must have prior experience with adult learners or working in a counseling or human resources related field.


Note: Attendance at both sessions (Monday, June 4 and Monday, June 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.) is required.

Questions? Contact Kelly at krynda@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9074.

The Minnesota Literacy Council is committed to providing access for people of all abilities to our trainings and events. To request accommodations, please contact Kelly at krynda@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9074 at least two weeks in advance.