Mentoring moments creating opportunities for success

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Each of us bring unique experiences and abilities to a project and being aware of our strengths and weaknesses give each of us the ability to teach and learn from those around us.How many times have you heard someone say I would be happy to teach or share with people but I don't have time.

In this talk Amber Graner shares her moments on mentorship ideas. How to find those sharing and learning moments in every day conversation as well as being aware of buzz words used in a conversation that can generate thoseopportunities. Find out some of the unusual places Amber has both gained and shared knowledge at and how you can increase your mentoring opportunities.

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Mentoring moments creating opportunities for success

  1. 1. Mentoring Moments: Creating Opportunities For Successakgraner@gmail.comSCALE10x 2010
  2. 2. A little about me. An active Ubuntu Community Member Co-Author of The Official Ubuntu Book Freelance WriterUser Experience and Community Specialist
  3. 3. Talk Discussions Whats A Mentor? Define Moment?Evaluate Success?
  4. 4. Qualifications of Mentors Strong Interpersonal Skills Strong Supervisory Skills Knowledge of the ProjectInterested in Someone Elses Growth http://ceres.ca.gov/cra/Mentor_Program/qualifications.html
  5. 5. Me as the Mentor Ad-hoc moments when some asks for helpTeaching someone how to do something then getting out of their way so they can do itSet times, no longer than a day to work on skill set or share information
  6. 6. What Mentors DoSet high expectations of performance Explain how the Project worksOffer challenging ideas Coach their menteesHelp build self-confidence Offer wise counselEncourage professional behavior Stand by their mentees in critical situationsOffer friendship Encourage winning behaviorListen to personal problems Trigger self-awarenessConfront negative behaviors and attitudes Inspire their menteesTeach by example Share critical knowledgeProvide growth experiences Offer encouragementOffer quotable quotes Assist with their Mentees careers http://ceres.ca.gov/cra/Mentor_Program/mentors_do.html
  7. 7. What Makes You a Mentor Characteristics Role Model Teacher Friend Support Resource http://ceres.ca.gov/cra/Mentor_Program/criteria.html
  8. 8. Momenta minute portion or point of time or a brief period of time present time or a time of excellence importance in influence or effect a stage in historical or logical development http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moment
  9. 9. How to create those moments 1:1 Conversation Meetings Blog Posts Actions
  10. 10. Success measure of succeedingfavorable or desired outcome http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/success
  11. 11. Me as the Mentee Who were my mentors when I first got involved with FOSS?Ubuntu (Melissa Draper, Elizabeth Krumbach, Leigh Honeywell, Emma Jane Hogbin, Jono Bacon) Publishing (Rikki Endsley, Matthew Helmke)
  12. 12. Were these mentors successful in mentoring me?
  13. 13. What I learned Be Me without Apology Its Not PersonalDont afraid to fail publicly I AM good enough Collaborate openly Be Transparent
  14. 14. Me as the Mentor Ad-hoc moments when some asks for helpTeaching someone how to do something then getting out of their way so they can do itSet times, no longer than a day to work on skill set or share information
  15. 15. How do I find a mentor? Look for them! Ask Them!
  16. 16. Questions Thanks!akgraner@gmail.comSCALE10x 2010

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