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Benefits of Mentoring
Louise Bamford
Stephen Cole
Hanna Gnanaseharam
Career Development Centre
www.westminster.ac.uk/caree...
Objectives
This session will help you to:
• Understand the benefits of mentoring
• Learn about mentoring opportunities
• H...
Speed interviewing
exercise – What do you
think mentoring is?
Speak to 4 people to ask
them what they think
mentoring is –...
What is mentoring?
• A long term relationship that meets a
developmental need.
• To help and support people to
manage thei...
Famous mentees
• OPRAH WINFREY mentored by Mrs. Duncan (4th grade
teacher)
• GEN. COLIN POWELL mentored by his father Luth...
Famous mentees
• SEN. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON mentored by Rev. Donald
James
• QUINCY JONES mentored by Ray Charles
• MARTIN...
What Mentoring Is Not!!
• A job offer
• One way relationship
• Just about securing new contacts
• Always an easy relations...
Some mentoring quotes
• We make a living by what we get, we make a life
by what we give. (Winston Churchill)
• A lot of pe...
What do others think?
From the get mentoring organisation:
http://getmentoring.org/introduction-to-
enterprise-mentoring-o...
Mentoring can support:
• Personal development
• Professional development
• Academic development
• Confidence building
Benefits of Mentoring
• Communication, networking, inter-personal skills
• Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
• Ca...
CDC Mentoring Scheme
• University-wide scheme for all students
regardless of academic discipline and year
of study
• Nov –...
Examples of mentors
• Dentons LLP; PHP Architects, Kier Group;
• Heineken; Ernst & Young;
• BBC; PriceWaterhouseCoopers;
•...
Type of support provided
• Confidence building;
• Interview coaching;
• Work experience;
• CV and applications advice;
• A...
2013/14 Mentee
“I am finding out very interesting things
about my profession, things which in the
academic environment are...
2013/14 Mentee
"My mentor gave me the confidence to use
my own abilities with proper focus and
introduced various useful v...
Mentor
"Mentoring, formally and informally is one the most
significant ways in which we flourish - and often fast track
ou...
National Mentoring Consortium
• National scheme for Home / EU Black, Asian,
Minority Ethnic students
• Nov – May
• One-to-...
Last year’s mentors
• HM Treasury
• BT
• Department for Work and Pensions
• Metropolitan Police
• Barclays
• HM Revenue & ...
Typical activities & support
• Work shadowing / office visits
• Training events
• Job search, application advice and
inter...
NMC Mentor and Mentee of the Year
.…has been an outstanding mentor, helping her mentee to
develop her self-confidence and ...
PG/MBA International Mentoring
Programme
• Non-EU Full-Time Postgraduates/MBAs in their 1st semester
• 3 months long: Janu...
Aims: PG/MBA International
Mentoring Programme
1. To help provide international Postgraduate/MBA students with an
insight ...
Preparation ….
• Quick Query CV Appointments: all students are
expected to take the time to update their CV and to attend ...
Matching Process
• It’s important to ensure that there is a clear match between the
mentor & the mentee
• Common Criteria:...
Mentor’s Qualities
HR Business Partner, 10yrs experience
“ She's well experienced, welcoming, patient, helpful, approachab...
Mentoring Topics – plan!
• Link to your University modules and
dissertation topic
• Enquire about the graduate labour mark...
How bad can a mentoring
session go?
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZo6GYBdirs
Student view on Mentoring
https://sites.google.com/a/my.westminster.ac.uk/wbs-
oer/study-skills/pg-mentoring
• FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme – for groups
under represented in the built environment sector
• John Schofield Trus...
Using mentors you already have
From Lion King:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW7PlTaawfQ
From Karate Kid:
http://www.yout...
The Perfect Mentor or Mentee
• Brainstorm in groups the characteristics of a ‘perfect’
mentee/mentor and illustrate these ...
Thinking beyond the job title
…and place of work!
How might you benefit from having the
following as mentors:
•Business co...
Lone Working
• As you will have unaccompanied 1-to-1 meetings with
your mentor, both of you mentor will be classed as LONE...
Confidentiality
• It is important to remember that conversations (and any
other forms of communication, including emails)
...
Commitment
• Ambassador for the University
• Mentoring is a two way process
• You get out what you put in
• Expected to be...
Golden Rules For Getting Ahead
• Know yourself
• Set your goals
• Focus on results
• Update your skills
• Make your voice ...
More Golden Rules
• Take responsibility
• Be committed and flexible
• Develop useful contacts
• Take risks
• Behave like a...
How does mentoring work?
• Review your own development needs
• Develop a learning contract with your
mentor
• Key objectiv...
Mentoring Planning
• Respect your mentor’s time and other
priorities
• Plan around your (& their) busy times
• Set SMART g...
What do you
want to achieve
from mentoring?
Your action plan
• What are you aiming for?
(Your career goals)
• What is your current situation?
(What skills / knowledge...
Finding out more…..
Career Development Centre / NMC
http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/support-and-
facil...
Evaluation
….How was it for you?
Career Development Centre
Services
1-to-1
Guidance
E-Advice
Vacancies
& Events
Information
Resources
Volunteering
Employer...
Follow us on:
facebook.com/uowcareers
twitter.com/uw_careers
blog.westminster.ac.uk/careers
Slides are available
www.slideshare.net/cdcwestminster
Contact us
Harrow
Harrow Campus
Room EG.16
Maria Hewlett Building
Nearest tube: Northwick Park
Central London
Cavendish Ho...
In summary
• Mentoring can address a variety of
developmental needs at any stage of your
career
• Mentors can help from a ...
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  1. 1. Benefits of Mentoring Louise Bamford Stephen Cole Hanna Gnanaseharam Career Development Centre www.westminster.ac.uk/careers
  2. 2. Objectives This session will help you to: • Understand the benefits of mentoring • Learn about mentoring opportunities • How to make the most of mentoring
  3. 3. Speed interviewing exercise – What do you think mentoring is? Speak to 4 people to ask them what they think mentoring is – 5 mins
  4. 4. What is mentoring? • A long term relationship that meets a developmental need. • To help and support people to manage their own learning in order to maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be. (Parsloe, 1992)
  5. 5. Famous mentees • OPRAH WINFREY mentored by Mrs. Duncan (4th grade teacher) • GEN. COLIN POWELL mentored by his father Luther Powell • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING mentored by Dr. Benjamin E. Mays • LUKE SKYWALKER mentored by Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (Star Wars)
  6. 6. Famous mentees • SEN. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON mentored by Rev. Donald James • QUINCY JONES mentored by Ray Charles • MARTIN SHEEN mentored by Rev. Alfred Drapp • DENZEL WASHINGTON mentored by Sidney Poitier • HARRY POTTER mentored by Professor Dumbledore • ROSA PARKS mentored by Alice L. White (headmistress) • LARRY KING mentored by Edward Bennett Williams
  7. 7. What Mentoring Is Not!! • A job offer • One way relationship • Just about securing new contacts • Always an easy relationship • Just about getting work experience
  8. 8. Some mentoring quotes • We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill) • A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. (Zig Ziglar) • I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou)
  9. 9. What do others think? From the get mentoring organisation: http://getmentoring.org/introduction-to- enterprise-mentoring-online-learning/ask-a- mentor/
  10. 10. Mentoring can support: • Personal development • Professional development • Academic development • Confidence building
  11. 11. Benefits of Mentoring • Communication, networking, inter-personal skills • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking • Career information, advice, guidance and coaching • Professional industry knowledge and culture (in UK) • Impartial advice and feedback • Increases your confidence
  12. 12. CDC Mentoring Scheme • University-wide scheme for all students regardless of academic discipline and year of study • Nov – May • One mentee to One mentor (usually) • Meet for 1-2 hours at least once per month, normally at mentor’s place of work • Contact also via email, skype and telephone
  13. 13. Examples of mentors • Dentons LLP; PHP Architects, Kier Group; • Heineken; Ernst & Young; • BBC; PriceWaterhouseCoopers; • Barclays Bank; Daiwa Capital Markets; • Stevens & Bolton LLP; Accenture; • BPL; Australia New Zealand Bank; • HMRC; Al-Jazeera (UK); BSI • Atos; Hodge Jones & Allen; OEG (USA) • Black & Veatch Corporation (China)
  14. 14. Type of support provided • Confidence building; • Interview coaching; • Work experience; • CV and applications advice; • Access to Mentor’s network; • Sector insight; and • Invitation to Barclays Bank’s annual Christmas ball
  15. 15. 2013/14 Mentee “I am finding out very interesting things about my profession, things which in the academic environment are usually kept secret. I feel I am improving, both on the personal plan and professional development. I am starting to gain a general understanding about the 'jump' I will have to make once I will finish my academic studies, thanks to my wonderful mentor”.
  16. 16. 2013/14 Mentee "My mentor gave me the confidence to use my own abilities with proper focus and introduced various useful venues and skills which guided and nourished my planning for career development. A truly enriching experience” PhD Candidate
  17. 17. Mentor "Mentoring, formally and informally is one the most significant ways in which we flourish - and often fast track our progress – personally and professionally. Westminster University have put in a lot of time and attention to developing a programme which gives students a real opportunity to boost their clarity, confidence and to gain access to the kind of mentoring that will help stand them in good stead as they move forward in their lives and careers. As a coach, mentor and speaker I'm pleased to help play my little part in helping some of our emerging talent as they progress in their lives and work."
  18. 18. National Mentoring Consortium • National scheme for Home / EU Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic students • Nov – May • One-to-one in-person meetings • Meet for 1 – 2 hours once or twice a month, often at mentor’s workplace • Also encouraged to keep in touch with mentor by email, telephone or Skype
  19. 19. Last year’s mentors • HM Treasury • BT • Department for Work and Pensions • Metropolitan Police • Barclays • HM Revenue & Customs • Crown Prosecution Service • Department for Transport
  20. 20. Typical activities & support • Work shadowing / office visits • Training events • Job search, application advice and interview practice • Coaching in professional etiquette • Workload planning / priority setting
  21. 21. NMC Mentor and Mentee of the Year .…has been an outstanding mentor, helping her mentee to develop her self-confidence and networking skills through a variety of training and work experience opportunities, always with a high level of encouragement, support and structured reflection. ….has embraced all aspects of the NMC scheme, working closely with her mentor to develop a stretching plan of what she wanted to achieve and persevering to reach her goals. She has developed strong, collaborative relationships with both her mentor and other mentees, often proactively seeking out ways to support them along the way.
  22. 22. PG/MBA International Mentoring Programme • Non-EU Full-Time Postgraduates/MBAs in their 1st semester • 3 months long: January – March or April – June • 1 meeting per month • Each meeting is approximately 1 hour long • 1-to-1 in-person meetings between mentee and mentor • Students are encouraged to try to keep in touch with their mentor over email and telephone (and Skype).
  23. 23. Aims: PG/MBA International Mentoring Programme 1. To help provide international Postgraduate/MBA students with an insight into the British working context and the issues surrounding graduate employment, through in-depth discussions with their mentor. 2. To offer an opportunity for experienced professionals to share their career experiences and knowledge with Postgraduate/MBA students who may wish to venture down a similar career in the future or to move up the corporate ladder. 3. To help provide students with the opportunity to critically analyse their strengths and weaknesses and reflect on the learning they have achieved from undertaking the mentoring through active and reflective learning.
  24. 24. Preparation …. • Quick Query CV Appointments: all students are expected to take the time to update their CV and to attend an appointment with a Careers Consultant at the Career Development Centre.
  25. 25. Matching Process • It’s important to ensure that there is a clear match between the mentor & the mentee • Common Criteria: employment history, hobbies, beliefs or nationality • Successful mentor-mentee match? • “If I said that I won the mentor's lottery, it's not an exaggeration” (Hend AbdelHalim, Autumn 2013 mentee).
  26. 26. Mentor’s Qualities HR Business Partner, 10yrs experience “ She's well experienced, welcoming, patient, helpful, approachable and resourceful. She positively supported me, and had a serious impact on my future career goals as well as her advice towards the change of my dissertation topic” (Hend AbdelHalim, MA Human Resource Management, Autumn 2013 mentee).
  27. 27. Mentoring Topics – plan! • Link to your University modules and dissertation topic • Enquire about the graduate labour market and interviews– realistic and unbiased perspective • Create a career plan and job search strategy
  28. 28. How bad can a mentoring session go? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZo6GYBdirs
  29. 29. Student view on Mentoring https://sites.google.com/a/my.westminster.ac.uk/wbs- oer/study-skills/pg-mentoring
  30. 30. • FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme – for groups under represented in the built environment sector • John Schofield Trust Mentoring Scheme – for young journalists • MentorSET – for Women in STEM • Shell-livewire – online support for young entrepreneurs • Laamiga Women’s Mentoring and Training – for migrant and refugee women • Professional bodies And don’t forget…. • Existing colleagues, family and friends Example external organisations
  31. 31. Using mentors you already have From Lion King: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW7PlTaawfQ From Karate Kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N-R9fVkG6I
  32. 32. The Perfect Mentor or Mentee • Brainstorm in groups the characteristics of a ‘perfect’ mentee/mentor and illustrate these on the flipchart paper. • For example, a mentor/mentee may have big ears because they are a good listener.
  33. 33. Thinking beyond the job title …and place of work! How might you benefit from having the following as mentors: •Business coach? •Marketing Officer? •Magazine Editor?
  34. 34. Lone Working • As you will have unaccompanied 1-to-1 meetings with your mentor, both of you mentor will be classed as LONE WORKERS. • It is important for you take the necessary safety precautions in order to minimize any risks or hazards occurring. • Meet your mentor in a ‘low-risk’ environment: mentor’s workplace, coffee shop, library or University. • Do not meet your mentor at your / their home (‘high-risk’ environment).
  35. 35. Confidentiality • It is important to remember that conversations (and any other forms of communication, including emails) between you and your mentor are based on trust and should be considered as confidential. • Confidential information may include: - Contact information - Professional information - Personal Information • Do not breach your mentor’s confidentiality … TRUST!! • Discuss the importance of confidentiality and the terms of this with your mentor.
  36. 36. Commitment • Ambassador for the University • Mentoring is a two way process • You get out what you put in • Expected to be organised, professional, reliable and punctual
  37. 37. Golden Rules For Getting Ahead • Know yourself • Set your goals • Focus on results • Update your skills • Make your voice heard
  38. 38. More Golden Rules • Take responsibility • Be committed and flexible • Develop useful contacts • Take risks • Behave like a winner
  39. 39. How does mentoring work? • Review your own development needs • Develop a learning contract with your mentor • Key objectives for each meeting • Reflective learning log
  40. 40. Mentoring Planning • Respect your mentor’s time and other priorities • Plan around your (& their) busy times • Set SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time bound)
  41. 41. What do you want to achieve from mentoring?
  42. 42. Your action plan • What are you aiming for? (Your career goals) • What is your current situation? (What skills / knowledge / experience do you have and where are the gaps?) • How could a mentor help address these gaps?
  43. 43. Finding out more….. Career Development Centre / NMC http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/support-and- facilities/career-development-centre/mentoring BET PG/MBA International Mentoring Programme http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/faculties/business/courses/business- experience-team
  44. 44. Evaluation ….How was it for you?
  45. 45. Career Development Centre Services 1-to-1 Guidance E-Advice Vacancies & Events Information Resources Volunteering Employer Events Talent Bank Associates In Schools Mentoring
  46. 46. Follow us on: facebook.com/uowcareers twitter.com/uw_careers blog.westminster.ac.uk/careers
  47. 47. Slides are available www.slideshare.net/cdcwestminster
  48. 48. Contact us Harrow Harrow Campus Room EG.16 Maria Hewlett Building Nearest tube: Northwick Park Central London Cavendish House 1st Floor 101 New Cavendish Street Nearest tube: Warren St/ Goodge St/Gt Portland St Tel: 020 7911 5184 E-mail: careers@wmin.ac.uk www.westminster.ac.uk/careers
  49. 49. In summary • Mentoring can address a variety of developmental needs at any stage of your career • Mentors can help from a range of backgrounds and experience (not necessarily sector specific) • Requires careful planning, evaluation and reflection • Only works with trust, confidentiality, commitment and professionalism
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