Mentoring 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth: A Visiting Expert Series with Dr. Christian Rummell

April 9, 2024 from 1pm to 2pm
Eastern Time (UTC-04:00)
A Visiting Expert Series on Mentoring for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth

As part of Mentor Canada’s Community of Practice, the Visiting Expert Series offers live discussions with subject-matter experts who have created tailored presentations for members of the Community of Practice, based on our goals and needs.   

Mentor Canada is aware of growing interest in creating affirming mentoring practices and relationships for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and young adults amongst members of the Community of Practice and the broader mentoring ecosystem. 

Our third Visiting Expert Series with Dr. Christian Rummell will address this need by offering a research-informed discussion on asset-driven approaches to supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ mentees and how to effectively structure mentoring programs and initiatives to produce positive outcomes.   


Discover the Guest Speaker

Dr. Christian Rummell has over 25 years of experience as a researcher, training and technical assistance provider, and practitioner in the youth mentoring field. As a leading expert on mentoring for 2SLGBTQI+ youth, Dr. Rummell has consulted with several of the largest youth mentoring organizations in the US, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and MENTOR. He is the co-author of the LGBTQ Youth Supplement to the Elements of Effective Practice, which is the standard for creating safe and affirming mentoring relationships for 2SLGBTQI+youth. At Portland State University's Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research, Dr. Rummell conducted one of the nation's first studies on the role of mentors in supporting identity development in 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.   

To learn more about Dr. Rummell’s research and background, visit:  

Join us on April 9th from 1-2pm ET where we will discuss: 

  • What does the research say about the lived experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth?   

  • How can mentors leverage an asset-driven approach to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth?    

  • What program policies and practices should mentoring programs have in place to strengthen outcomes for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth? 

  • Practical Implications for Canadian Mentoring Programs & Practitioners  

  • And much more!