Across organisational mentor/mentee matching in the Humanitarian sector

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.

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Free mentor professional development webinar schedule — Winter 2024

Mentor professional development early 2024Free 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.

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Managing mentoring boundaries to shape and structure better outcomes

Boundaries in mentoringLike 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.
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Accredited Level 7 PGC in Coaching and Mentoring for Leadership 2024

Mentoring - What are you thinkingA 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.

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Mentor CPD, free lunchtime education webinars — Autumn 2023

Lunchtime webinarIn 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.

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WWF makes mentoring effective for participants from the Global South

WWF ValuesDuring 2022, the WWF global mentoring programme saw an increasing number of staff joining the programme from Africa, Asia and South/Middle America. 60% of mentees and nearly 30% of mentors came from the Global South. Regardless of location, mentees say that mentoring assisted them with work-related challenges, built skills on the job and made them more confident. Mentors were motivated by the programme and found it developed their leadership skills.

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