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!
What a roller-coaster six months the whole world has experienced. From the stress of moving to working from home, to being on furlough or losing your job, to the pressures of home schooling, isolation and lack of contact or being available online 24/7. Some has been work-related stress, anxiety about the global pandemic or economic recession, bereavement or grief over losing our old ‘normality’. People have had to face it all! Our collective mental health has suffered during this period. Let’s explore what impact the pandemic has taken on mental health and how coaching and mentoring can provide support to help people feel emotionally and mentally well as they go forward in this difficult period.
Every day we face alarming news, fake or otherwise, that throws our minds into turmoil. How we decide to react, engage and evaluate our situation is down to us, our mindset, our ability to be resilient and how we develop our adaptive capacity. We have two solutions to support yourselves or encourage others, to make the best choices during this pandemic, maintain good mental health and to thrive through chaos!
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