Developing ideas presented in Mentoring 1 (Week 6)
By mentorship we mean a “helpingrelationship” centred around anexperienced professional’s transfer ofknowledge and know how to a trainee inorder to advance the junior professional’sunderstanding and eventual achievement Charlesworth, Knudson and Seeman (2013)
informal transmission of knowledge ...psychosocial support ...over a sustained period of time ...between a person who is perceived to havegreater relevant knowledge, wisdom, orexperience (the mentor) and a person who isperceived to have less (the mentee) Adapted from Bozeman and Feeney (2007)
... it would seem logical for coach education toharness the obvious power and inﬂuence ofexperience, and other inﬂuential coaches, to worktoward sound coach development objectives. Cushion, Armour and Jones (2003)
the mentors received an educational beneﬁt throughcritical reﬂection and observation and, because thementor had a helping role rather than anevaluative one, program effectiveness was enhanced. Cushion, Armour and Jones (2003)
It would seem imperative for mentors to haveestablished the appropriate position in thesporting and coaching hierarchy. They would haveto have the necessary amount and mix of social,cultural, and symbolic capital. The mentorwould also have to hold expert power, which isbased not only on the knowledge of the mentor, butupon the perceptions of the coaches regardingthat knowledge. Cushion, Armour and Jones (2003)
By opening up our professional practices to scrutiny, byourselves and our peers, we create the possibility ofturning these areas of practice into “sites of contestation”where we can begin to address, practically and speciﬁcally,issues and problems. (Kirk and Tinning, 1990, p. 9 quoted in Cushion, Armour and Jones (2003))
England came into the World T20 as the bestwomens team around. Theyve barely lost a T20 ina year. They have the best batsmen in the world,the best bowling attack, ﬁeld very well and arelead by an experienced World Cup and WorldT20 winning captain. They breezed past Australiaat Galle only a few days ago, scoring their last 100 runsin approximately 10 overs to win by seven wickets and11 balls. Theyre the most professional womenscricket side history... Jarrod Kimber
Director’s Core capabilities Creates a shared sense of purpose. Engages others in a strategic direction Encourages their contribution Communicates expected outcomes.
Achieves results, monitors progress, identiﬁes risks. Responds ﬂexibly to changing demands.Builds teams with complementary skills.Supports productive working relationships.Builds and sustains relationships with a network of key people.Anticipates and is responsive to internal and external client needs.
Displays personal drive and integrity. Challenges important issues constructively. Communicates with inﬂuence.
To provide applied technical coachingleadership, expertise and direction byenhancing the current standards ofcoaches to achieve continuinginternational success.
• Enhance Head/Assistant Coaches’ effectiveness in the delivery of individual/group technical training sessions.• Facilitate current best practice models for improvement of coaches.• Provide leadership and direction to coaches in planning, monitoring and evaluation.• Provide leadership, advice and direction to Head Coaches to enhance consistent, professional and effective working relationships with Assistant Coaches.
• Design, lead, and provide applied technical professional development coaching experiences for coaches promoting the exchange of current technical knowledge, coaching concepts and techniques.• Investigate and adapt international coaching models and benchmarks.• Provide leadership and guidance to coaches regarding developing and maintaining a consistent, effective and professional working relationship with their national and international networks.
England usually look assured and conﬁdent, but they spenttheir innings looking anxious. Jodie Fields said that Englandhadnt changed her game plan from Galle, so what changed wasthat the English players werent playing in a non-televised eventin front of seven people; they were playing a globally televisedﬁnal in front of a large crowd. The pressure of that,combined with good swing from the Australian pace bowlersand some turn from their spinners seemed to crumble thisformally invincible side. Jarrod Kimber
... although human beings are individuallypowerful, we must act together to achievewhat we could not achieve on our own. Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler (2009)
Isabel walked forward and stood before thepainting. She felt as she always did when shestood in front of a great work of art; a senseof marvel that she was so close to an artefactthat was once worked upon by an artist ofsuch stature as Poussin. He did this, shemused: he thought this painting, he touchedthis canvas. Alexander McCall Smith, The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (2012)
... humans distinguish themselves by beingable to learn through observing successesthey have not yet had. This type of self-modeling is known as feedforward, an image offuture mastery ... Peter W. Dowrick, Weol Soon Kim-Rupnow and Thomas J. Power (2006)
Effective mentors ...support the mentee’s transition to independence ...educate and encourage ...communicate empathy and genuineness ...they expose the mentee to a variety of methods andnew opportunities Charlesworth, Knudson and Seeman (2013)
Images UsedBroad and Anderson fresh from the nets (Graham Hartland)Cultured drive (Tony Roberts)Coach with the wrestler’s hat (Michael Heiniger)Finn to Duminy (Graham Hartland)Coaches watching the ﬁght (Michael Heiniger)DSC03606 (Tom Green)Rapeseed and the Tree (Aspheric Lens)