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Mentoring: Preparingfor the FutureSFMI School Facilities Managers’Personnel Management AcademyDecember 8, 2010
What is mentoring? Relationship-building oriented toward personal growth and development Organizations with mentoring cultures also experience growth and development
What is a mentor? Coach? Teacher? Confidant? Friend? Trusted advisor? Experienced? Wise?
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
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
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”
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.
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
In-District mentors for the SBG Superiors* Peers – principals, business officials, athletic directors, key faculty Board members* Union leaders**Caution and care needed
SBGA as mentor for the SBGand Key Staff Relationship building with peers Developing a support group Problem solving Sympathetic ears Accelerating growth of subordinates
Mentoring in your department Identifying key subordinates Succession planning Establishing relationships Working the relationship Improving your effectiveness Improving the department’s effectiveness
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?
MentoringIt’s all about building productiverelationships that enable your personalgrowth and development and improvethe performance of your departmentand key staff members