The Art of Mentoring – Exploring possibility in relationship
The Art of Mentoring is a developmental partnership. It’s a mutual commitment to bring out the best in the other person. It calls forth new possibilities through the flow of meaning in relationship based on mutual respect and trust.
Today’s workplace is a mix of cultures, generations and perspectives. Mentoring is a powerful professional development and empowerment process that bridges these gaps and creates meaningful engagement and momentum at work.
Mentoring is a developmental partnership. It’s a mutual commitment to bring out the best in the other person. It calls forth new possibilities through the flow of meaning in relationship based on mutual respect and trust.
A Possible Future
In the Art of Mentoring, both the mentor and the mentee lean towards a possible instead of a predictable future – the mentor is an excellent listener and shares knowledge, skills and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of the mentee. The mentee takes full ownership of the opportunity and drives the process to a successful outcome.
Mentoring at work should be low on bureaucracy and high on experiential learning.
It’s the art of helping the mentee build confidence and expertise in social and technical skills that creates a virtuous circle of positive outcomes.
The objective of the Art of Mentoring keynote is to help participants to:
- Understand and be clear about mentoring practice guidelines;
- Understand the value of using practical mentoring tools;
- Feel inspired, motivated and encouraged by the insights and skills learnt during the session; and to
- Use the templates and skills they receive from the session in actual workplace mentoring sessions.
Program duration – ½ day
1- The Art of Mentoring – this introduction provides an orientation about mentoring vs coaching
2- The 6 conditions of success – mentoring is a powerful professional development and empowerment process that helps to improve performance and creates more meaningful engagement and momentum at work.
3- The 5 mentoring steps – mentoring is a flexible process that follows a broad map of interactive engagement between the mentor and the mentee.
3- The 6 pitfalls in mentoring – the program provides information on actual cases and evokes a discussion about the pitfalls in mentoring.
I just wanted to add my personal thanks for an insightful talk yesterday. We’ve had some epic speakers, but it’s not often you see folk engaging as they did with you and your message. I particularly appreciated that you were speaking from the heart. It was a ‘real’ encounter – an authentic dialogue with the things we carry in our heart.
An authentic dialogue about being a whole person that opens my awareness and appreciation of who I am and what I can be.
Awesome talk. The topic of ownership rang bells for me.