3 Stage Process Model (Mentoring Pocketbook, Alred & Garvey, 2006) 1. Exploration 2. New understanding 3. Action Planning
What would you like to talk about? Tell me more about that What you seem to be saying is that. ..(paraphrase/summary). Have I got thisright? Which of these areas would you find it most helpful to talk about?
Now that we are clear about the issue, what doyou see as your options? What is there to learn here? You say that you want to move forward yet youhave not taken any action as yet (challenge).What is preventing you from taking that first step( Rather than Why arent you doing anything?) That sounds like a useful new insight. Does it sound like one to you?
Lets look at the pros and cons of thisoption How committed to this are you on a scaleof 1-10? (If not 10, what needs to happento make it 10?) When are you going to do this by (specifydate )? What do you need to do first? What help do you need?
What you focus on is what you get Future talk is hopeful Find out what has worked already- what can be built on Change a complaint into a goal Clarify what a solution would be for them Example questions ◦ On a scale of 0-10 where are you now? ◦ What have you done already? ◦ If you woke and a miracle had happened, how would you know?
Pick someone to work with in the room. Have a go at following the Three Stage Process Model for 15 mins with one person acting as mentor, the other as mentee. Swap roles and work for a further 15 minutes Be ready to share your observations about the process (the content can remain between the two of you)