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  • 1. Mentoring: Preparingfor the FutureSFMI School Facilities Managers’Personnel Management AcademyDecember 8, 2010
  • 2. What is mentoring? Relationship-building oriented toward personal growth and development Organizations with mentoring cultures also experience growth and development
  • 3. What is a mentor? Coach? Teacher? Confidant? Friend? Trusted advisor? Experienced? Wise?
  • 4. What is a protégé?Individual who: Wants career direction. Wants to learn about other areas of the organization. Wants feedback on how they’re perceived and what to do to become more successful. Wants to become more politically savvyGet in touch with motivations of protégés
  • 5. How does mentoring work? Mentoring relationships work best if voluntary and confidential Successful mentoring relationships are nurtured and planned Mentoring partners meet face-to-face or connect via telephone or email at least monthly It’s fluid - don’t expect people to know how to mentor or be mentored
  • 6. How do mentoringrelationships come about? Self-initiated pairings work best Should be natural and comfortable – chemistry Mutual interest mandatory Be honest about the time and energy required Broker relationships, but don’t try to “arrange marriages”
  • 7. How many mentors cansomeone have? One person cannot have time or skills to provide all the information, advice, and experience a protégé needs to grow and develop to the highest potential Encourage protégés to build a personal "board of directors" to help further career growth and learning.
  • 8. Mentoring works in alldirections and at all levelsThree mentoring relationships toconsider: An in-district mentor for you SBGA members as mentors for you and key staff Mentoring key protégés in your department
  • 9. In-District mentors for the SBG Superiors* Peers – principals, business officials, athletic directors, key faculty Board members* Union leaders**Caution and care needed
  • 10. SBGA as mentor for the SBGand Key Staff Relationship building with peers Developing a support group Problem solving Sympathetic ears Accelerating growth of subordinates
  • 11. Mentoring in your department Identifying key subordinates Succession planning Establishing relationships Working the relationship Improving your effectiveness Improving the department’s effectiveness
  • 12. Personal experiences withmentoring People who have mentored you in your career What have you appreciated most about mentoring you received? What actions have you taken to receive maximum benefit from mentors?
  • 13. MentoringIt’s all about building productiverelationships that enable your personalgrowth and development and improvethe performance of your departmentand key staff members