Leaders, or future leaders, in the humanitarian sector are benefiting from mentoring conversations with individuals from another organisation, yet with similar specialisms. Across organisational matching, in relevant thematic areas, creates more dialogue and powerful shared learning for both mentees and mentors. In 2023, 300 participants have joined AOMP from 17 organisations and 66 countries.
Free 30-minute mentor continuing professional development sessions in winter 2024 during UK lunchtime. As usual, Lis Merrick will lead most of these discussions, with guest speakers also bringing their experience to topics. This time we include talk of psychological safety, artificial intelligence, mental health and boundaries in mentoring. Whether you are new to mentoring, or an old hand looking for fresh ideas, join these relaxed, interactive and fun mentor CPD sessions.
Coaching, like many parts of our lives are being changed by rapid advancements in technology. I believe that it’s not a case of whether or not artificial intelligence will influence coaching. It’s more about understanding what and how AI can support coaching. That way we can be ready to make the most of it! Looking to the future is always a creative endeavour of what could be and might be…
Like a lot of terminology in the helping professions, the word ‘boundaries’ has crossed over in recent years into the public domain. As is often the case, the concept of boundaries in mentoring is rather more nuanced than we find in its daily use. Boundaries give shape and structure to mentoring. They help us to recognise mentoring’s limitations. However, boundaries also offer freedom, creativity and safety. Here, we offer some brief examples of where we are likely to encounter boundaries in mentoring and explore the role that they play in delivering good quality practice.
A guiding hand: “If you had told me when I started this role 18 months ago, that I would be confidently doing what I am doing now in a year or so’s time, I wouldn’t have believed you. I did not think I had the necessary capability. Thank you for believing in me and supporting me, from the person I was then, to the one I am now”.
A Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations accredited at Level 7 by Leeds Beckett University. This blended course includes in-person learning across three modules starting in May 2024. Delivered by experts in the practical application of academic rigour, it’s suitable for internal and external coaches and mentors, or those looking to develop their leadership skills.
Transfer of learning is the extent to which learners can apply their newly learnt skills, tools or techniques in everyday professional life. But how do you measure learning success and impacts? Organisations struggle to evaluate these effects, as unlike a weight or a temperature, they are expressed in changes in behaviour that cannot be directly measured.
In Autumn 2023, join these free 30-minute mentor continuing professional development sessions during UK lunchtime. Lis Merrick will lead most of these discussions, aimed at supporting mentor CPD in a relaxed, interactive, informative and fun environment. Guest speakers will also bring their experience to topics. Our series includes supporting your mentee with self-confidence and self-belief, mentoring and diversity, mentoring through career transitions, helping your mentee through liminal space, solutions focussed mentoring and reverse mentoring. The series culminates in an extended mentor supervision session.