Outcomes• Why insert mentorship in your busy schedule• Learn about the 5 stages of the lifecycle of a mentorship relationship• Clarify and communicate the purpose of a mentorship relationship• Identify an appropriate match• Explore the CanWIT eMentorship program
We learn the most from the ones leaving astrong impression on usA valuable mentorship relationship sounds like: – Trusting – Meaningful – Filed with learning opportunities – Impactful Coaching makes us skilled Mentorship makes us part of a culture
Benefits of mentorship• Improved health, wellness, balance, safety• Improved performance and productivity• Enhanced Personal and professional development• Promotes an inclusive work environment• Building trust in relationships• Building leadership capacity and capabilities• Enhanced transference of knowledge• Increased personal confidence, self-esteem and commitment• Increased attraction and retention• Promotes organizational learning and enrichment• Improved innovation and creative problem solving• Mentees become good Mentors Sage Mentors Inc.
Give and Receive Give ReceiveMentor Presence A chance to give back Listening Appreciation Stories Potential employees Guidance Awareness of the obstacles faced by Sponsorship Mentee Stronger professional communityMentee Trust Help Perspective Guidance Appreciation Stories Information about their Perspective challenges Potential concrete opportunities
Life cycle of a mentoring relationship Sage Mentors Inc.
Clarity for Mentor Clarity for Mentee• Who you are • Who you are• Your current situation • Your current situation• What you’re interested • What you need at this stage in sharing at this stage • Your elevator pitch
Elevator pitch• Turn to your left neighbor• in one sentence, tell that person about who you are
The Ask• Mentor asks for clarity about who you are, where you are and what you need• Mentee asks for an outcome
The Ask• Mentor to Mentee: tell me about your current professional state• Mentee: answer with two sentences: – this is my current reality – and I’m aspiring to…
Reflect, take a step back What’s in it for me if I am What’s in it for me if I mentor mentored by that person? that personThree Mentor styles:3.The driver pushing into action4.The expert inspiring excellence5.The connector introducing a new network
Create a fertile ground• What’s our deal• Contact frequency• How – Written plan – Action log – Email – Phone calls – Video conference – Face to face
Optimize your relationship• Be organized – Pre-book meetings – Prepare questions/subjects of discussion – Provide regular updates/follow-up (helps to get to know each other and learn about how things are evolving)• Find your style• Find your groove
Operate• Share – Time – Stories – Obstacles Mentees are facing in their work environment• Check items of the plan• Evaluate
Problem solving• It is acceptable to say – I think we need to assess how we are doing• We can exit elegantly – I am grateful – I received and learned – I feel comfortable continuing on my own/ I need to invest my energy into…• We can exit joyfully – Let’s keep in touch
www.canwit.ca • Where women in tech can seek mentorship from experienced professionals. • An online program to connect anytime. • Knowledge sharing
Three Vancouver companies engaged in theeMentorship program http://www.visioncritical.com/ http://www.activenetwork.com/ http://www.mdacorporation.com/corporate/index.cfm
Open Forum • Questions • Comments • Exchange• Why insert mentorship in your busy schedule• Learn about the 5 stages of the lifecycle of a mentorship relationship• Clarify and communicate the purpose of a mentorship relationship• Identify an appropriate match• Explore the CanWIT eMentorship program
Visit www.canwit.cafor more information & to get involved.