Mentoring is becoming more common in businesses because of the triple win effect it has of those involved. The mentor shares their knowledge and expertise, the mentee fast tracks their development which positive impacts their productivity while the organisation gains from the increased knowledge base created by the sharing of information whilst reducing development costs.
Mentoring is a wonderful opportunity to work more closely with someone to help them achieve their potential, but it also requires a structure so that you can both achieve meaningful objectives. Eric Parsloe from The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring describes mentoring as ‘to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be’.
This workshop will enable you to find optimum levels of support and challenge to help you develop strategies that bring out the best in your relationship with your mentee.
Outline of the workshop
- The role and commitment of a mentor
- A clear understanding of the mentoring cycle
- Recognition of great role models in your life
- Planning for meetings – the stages
- Building trust and rapport before measurement
- What if… ? scenarios
- The balance between support and challenge
- Ability to create relationships that stretch the individual while ensuring they have your support
- The importance of creating open and honest relationships
- Improved listening skills as you recognise the importance of hearing what’s not being said
- A clear understanding of your ‘role model’ responsibilities
- What to do if relationships aren’t working out as anticipated
- Helps you to break down the barriers that status in the organisation may create
- Refocuses your role as an expert and develops a culture of sharing knowledge
Who should attend?
- If you would like to share knowledge and wisdom through mentoring within your organisation, this is ideal for you