What is mentoring?

What is mentoring?

 Friday, 27th May 2016

What is mentoring? 

Mentoring involves the use of the same models and skills of questioning, listening, clarifying and reframing associated with coaching.  Traditionally, however, mentoring in the workplace has tended to describe a relationship in which a more experienced colleague uses his or her greater knowledge and understanding of the work or workplace to support the development of a more junior or inexperienced member of staff.

One key distinction is that mentoring relationships tend to be longer term than coaching arrangements. In a succession planning scenario, for example, a regional finance director might be mentored by a group level counterpart over a lengthy period to develop a sound understanding of dealing with the boardroom, presenting to analysts and challenging departmental budgets, all in a supportive environment.

Mentoring can support you in improving your management and leadership skills, 'know-how' and performance not to mention helping you network quickly and effectively.

Benefits for mentees:

  • Objective and safe source of support in the development of new skills
  • Develop a practical supportive relationship
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Improve problem-solving skills
  • Professional development
  • Gain awareness of your skills and practice
  •  Interested in becoming a Mentor?

Benefits for mentors:

  • Reflect on your own practice and skills
  • Hone your own skills in management and leadership
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Enhance peer recognition
  • Enhance professional development
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Provides the opportunity to help and guide others in their career development

Together with the CMI, we are hosting coaching and mentoring breakfast sessions across the region in the coming months:

July 6th - Diss

August 22nd - Cambridge

September 28th - Norwich

October 3rd - Ipswich

November 7th - Essex

Join us for our roundtable breakfast event if:

  • You are looking for Management Mentoring support. - We will explore how mentoring can support you in improving your management and leadership skills, 'know-how' and performance not to mention helping you network quickly and effectively.
  • You are interested in becoming a Mentor - We will explore how, as a Mentor you can provide a high level of support and guidance which will enhance the effectiveness of the mentee.

To book your place, please contact paulines@eras.co.uk or call 01379 647808

 

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