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Mentoring as a part of CPD


Presentation given by Carol Brooks at CILIP's Umbrella conference, Hatfield, July 2009

Presentation given by Carol Brooks at CILIP's Umbrella conference, Hatfield, July 2009

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  • But not to: Pass on all your perceived wisdom whether or not they want it Remind them frequently how much they have to learn Decide what you will talk about all the time Do most of the talking Take them to task when they don’t follow your advice


  • 1. Mentoring  as a part of CPD Carol Brooks Hon FCLIP
  • 2. What is mentoring?
    • A supportive form of development
    • A process of helping an individual manage their career and improve skills
    • An interpersonal process … big ears, small mouth … and lots of other skills
  • 3. What is CILIP mentoring?
    • Process which enables and supports a CILIP qualification candidate to:
    • achieve their own potential
    • develop a commitment to continuous CPD
    • discuss professional issues
    • identify appropriate evidence
    • so they can gain their validation of professional practice from CILIP
  • 4. Who can be a mentor?
    • A mentor is generally someone who has direct experience of the profession/role of the individual
    • They can:
    • pass on knowledge and experience
    • open doors to otherwise out-of-reach opportunities
    • guide through the process
    • help the development of reflective practice
  • 5. What makes a good mentor
    • Having an intuitive understanding of learning issues
    • Being able to build a strong relationship
    • Accepting of rejection of suggestions, ideas and advice
    • Taking real pleasure in the success of others
    • Seeing it as a ‘giving’ process
    • Being committed
  • 6. Mentoring as a CPD activity
    • You learn as much as they do
    • You need to evaluate and review both their needs and your own learning all the time
    • It expands your perspectives
    • It gives powerful personal insights
    • An opportunity to share experience and wisdom
    • A reaffirmation of approaches
  • 7. Who Mentors the Mentors?
    • There is no formal process, however,
    • Mentor Support Network
    • Regional meetings
    • Organisational Structures
    • Buddy Mentoring
    • Lis-Cilip-Mentor
    • Own Mentoring process
  • 8. Any Questions