It is really critical to have clear focus in a mentoring relationship. Otherwise, it will simply turn into a series of nice conversations, with no real learning or development. In developmental mentoring, setting direction is the mentee’s responsibility with the support and encouragement of their mentor. Generally, mentees have an idea of what they would like to work on, but the mentor needs to provide support to develop this further. Continue reading
WWF has seen significant year-on-year increases in participation of its global mentoring programme. Since its inception in 2018, WWF’s programme has had over 600 participants (350 Mentees, 270 Mentors). Mentoring Ambassadors are responsible for a significant contribution to that growth. Continue reading
A recent article in Forbes said, “Having a mentor is the greatest gift someone can receive”. It is also the most significant treasure someone can offer. Another article says, “those who have mentors out-earn and out-perform those who try going about it on their own.” Dr. Ruth Gotian talks about the emotional and pyscho-social benefit and support a mentoring programme (with or without mentoring software) can offer, which isn’t there as part of a normal working day.
What is the point in mentoring training and what should you cover? Can you not just ‘lump’ the mentors in with your coaches, or dispense with the training, as “everyone understands mentoring”?
This blog explores the importance of mentoring training, its key components and the similarities and differences with coach training.
Join this virtual PGC open programme to develop your coaching and mentoring ability and to gain an accredited qualification from Leeds Business School. The Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations will develop your coaching and mentoring skills, behaviours and knowledge. It is ideal for developing internal and external coaches, consultants and mentors.
Join a free half-hour session to meet the delivery team for this accredited open PGC in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership in Organisations. Watch the video to hear about this unique virtual course with its balanced focus on coaching & mentoring knowledge, skills and emotional intelligence. Plus experience some paired reflection for a flavour of how these sessions will work.
For Black Friday we bring to you our Thriving through Chaos journey and Mentoring Starter Package, each with a 20% discount! Prepare for the future with practical ideas to support coaching and mentoring dialogues, or to thrive in your life — online, offline or via interactive webinar. Alternatively, start or review your own mentoring programme personalised to your organisation’s needs and support employees through the next few difficult months.
Being a mentor during the Covid-19 Pandemic is different. Everything we do currently is different. From working remotely for many, to how we socialise and shop. Most people, both at work and home, are experiencing a far greater level of stress than normal. Mentees can adopt a different practical emphasis, both to maximise the impact of their learning and to support them to thrive through the chaos. Mentors need new behaviours to support their mentees in more innovative ways. And organisations need the benefits of mentoring more than ever!
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