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Presented by Lindsay Morris, Rhondda Cynon Taff Libraries Area Manager South

Presented by Lindsay Morris, Rhondda Cynon Taff Libraries Area Manager South

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  • 1. Making the most of being Mentored
    Training in Wales
  • 2. © PTEG 2009
    Why use a mentor?
    To get a qualification
    To develop specific skills/abilities
    To look at other sectors for career moves
    To learn more about your organisation
    To develop leadership skills and strategies
  • 3. © PTEG 2009
    Why with CILIP?
    The Mentor Scheme has one key purpose:
    “to support individual CILIP members through the Framework of Qualifications processes. The key outcome of all mentoring partnerships within the scheme will be the successful completion of a CILIP qualification”
    The overall purpose of all CILIP qualifications is to develop ‘reflective practitioners’.
  • 4. © PTEG 2009
    CILIP and mentoring
    For the purposes of the CILIP scheme
    mentoring is defined as:
    ‘supporting the professional development of others in the library and information sector in order to maximise their potential, develop their skills and develop the profession to meet the needs of service users now and in the future.’
    taken from theYMLAC Mentoring Toolkit
  • 5. © PTEG 2009
    Mentoring defined
    ‘To help and support people to manage their own learning in order to maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.’ Parsloe 1992
    ‘Mentoring includes coaching, counselling and networking. It is not necessary to dazzle the protégé with knowledge and experience. The mentor just has to provide encouragement by sharing his enthusiasm for his job.’
    Clutterbuck 1991
    “Learning by association with a relevant role model”Biddy Fisher
  • 6. © PTEG 2009
    Role of the Mentee
    Be committed to your progress
    Be open to feedback
    Think through your understanding of issues
    Share your thoughts
    Review & reflect on learning
    Be open to new perspectives
    Take responsibility for your own development
    Be proactive in setting goals
    Be prepared to be stretched
  • 7. © PTEG 2009
    Role of Mentee
    Be open to challenges
    Don’t expect the Mentor to do it for you
    Read the regulations – again and again and again!
    Think about what you really want from the Mentor :
    Accountability?
    Advice?
    Ideas?
    Support in finding ideas for development activity?
    Remember the Mentor is not being paid to do this
  • 8. © PTEG 2009
    What makes a good Mentor?
    A good mentor:
    asks insightful questions
    listens carefully
    is empathetic
    is generous of spirit and time
    helps engender your self-awareness
  • 9. © PTEG 2009
    What will you get from Mentoring?
    Focused career development
    Improved self-confidence
    Advice and guidance on your submission
    Access to networks and contacts
    Skills development
  • 10. © PTEG 2009
    Finding a mentor?
    Look on CILIP website (or if not for Chartership look within your networks)
    Do be open to someone from another sector – they can give enormous benefit of different experiences
    E-mail one mentor at a time (with CILIP Mentee information form)
    Discuss needs/requirements
    If necessary/desirable exchange CVs
    Agree first meeting if both happy to accept
    If not acceptable start again
  • 11. © PTEG 2009
    Any questions?