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Implementing An eMentoring Program For Aged And Community Care

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This presentation give a brief overview of the Aged Care Queensland Inc eMentoring project that I designed and implemented in 2009: …

This presentation give a brief overview of the Aged Care Queensland Inc eMentoring project that I designed and implemented in 2009:

http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/search/label/eMentoring

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  • Cost of PD Unable to get away because of family and work commitment-backfill
  • Claims on their times PD that is not designed for them Inappropriate delivery Inflexible PD Lack of funding
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    • 1. Implementing an eMentoring program for aged and community care staff in rural and remote Queensland Sarah Stewart 2010 Creative Commons BY http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com
    • 2. Acknowledgements
      • Dept. Health and Aging, Australia who provided project funding
      • All the people who volunteered to be mentors and mentees
      • Aged Care Queensland Inc project team: Anne Livingstone, Anna Lennon, Tania Whyatt and Robin Apps
      • eMentoring project Reference Committee
    • 3. What were the issues that needed to be addressed?
    • 4. Difficult to recruit and retain staff in aged and community care sector in Queensland http://www.flickr.com/photos/34701044@N06/4000009470
    • 5. Rural and remote staff miss out on support and professional development because of geographical isolation
    • 6. Indigenous staff require support and professional development that meets their particular needs
    • 7. Professional development and support for workers is vital for provision of high quality care http://www.flickr.com/photos/23368139@N02/4182053334
    • 8.
      • critical to the sustainability of aged care industry by attracting and retaining younger people
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/41894180985@N01/2478337872
    • 9.
      • a way to improve staff skill mix and not just staff numbers
    • 10. eMentoring seen by ACQI to be one way of meeting development needs of workforce
    • 11. Program development Jan – May 2009
      • Development of resources including handbook
      • Advertising & recruiting mentors & mentees
      • Selection and matching mentees with mentors
      • Assessment of computer skills and equipment
    • 12.  
    • 13. Development of eMentoring CD Rom with Creative Commons BY license
    • 14. Program implementation May - June 2009
      • Face-to-face mentoring and computer skills workshops
      • Supporting mentors and mentees in making contact, developing learning plans and developing mentoring relationships
      • Helping out with technology issues
      • Evaluation questionnaire
    • 15.  
    • 16. Participants EOI Entered Program Mentees 63 23 Mentors 34 20
    • 17.  
    • 18. Why people didn’t participate
      • Too busy with audit and accreditation
      • Attitudes of employers/managers
      • Too busy with other study
      • Unable to attend face-to-face eMentoring workshops
      • Too busy with mentoring student nurses
      • Time frame was too short or did not suit their needs
      • No financial support for time off work
      • Lacking computer skills and confidence
      • Concerns about cost to the organization
      • Prefers face-to-face mentoring
    • 19.  
    • 20. Why indigenous people didn’t participate
      • Prefer to work in a face-to-face context, to build a rapport and feelings of trust
      • Concerns about eMentoring relationship arising from such factors as gender, culture, position or time
      • Concerns about privacy and confidentiality in small, close-knit communities
      • Potential fear of ‘failing’ or ‘shame’ by participant
      • Lack of access to the Internet bandwidth, especially in remote areas eg. Thursday Island
      • Lack of computer skills
      • Variability of literacy skills
    • 21.  
    • 22. Barriers to participation once enrolled in program
      • Difficulties with technology eg organisational firewalls
      • Lack of time
      • Program too short
      • Mentor or mentee did not get in touch
    • 23.  
    • 24. Successes of the program
      • Provided support when none was available
      • Increased computer skills and confidence
      • Introduced people to free, cost-cutting communication tools
      • Introduced people to concepts and benefits of online networking
    • 25.  
    • 26. eMentoring handbook re-mashed by Terrance DeShaun for youth eMentoring program in New Orleans http://terrancedeshaun.blogspot.com
    • 27. Recommendations for future programs
      • Longer program – minimum 6 months
      • ‘ Train the trainer’ approach to computer skills
      • Explore benefits/disadvantages of online communities of practice
      • Strategies for embedding technology in the workplace
      • Engage with wider community to share skills and resources
    • 28. sarahstewart07@gmail.com http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.com Twitter: SarahStewart