Implementing Successful Mentoring
Schemes
Brightside Mentoring Conference 2013
Introductions
Dr Julie Haddock-Millar
Chris Rigby
Chandana Sanyal
• We are all: Practitioners, Consultants, Project
Leader...
Aims & Objectives
Aim
• Explore how mentoring programmes work in practice
Objectives
• Understand how to create, implement...
Agenda
1. Share overview, insights and learning from
our projects (20)
2. Offer opportunity to discuss (15)
3. Feedback an...
Current & Recent Projects
1. Public Sector Mentoring Scheme (PSMS) & Public Sector
Developmental Mentoring Scheme (PSDMS)
...
The Public Sector Developmental Mentoring Scheme
Bringing together early-career graduate scheme entrants as Mentors & Univ...
International Standards for Mentoring
Programmes in Employment (ISMPE)
Six Core Standards have been identified including:
...
PSDMS: Overview
Aim
Develop public sector mentors who will support the goal of increased
employability for a diverse set o...
IPMS(I): Overview
Aim
• Widen student engagement
• Create an opportunity to learn about international work practices
• Enh...
Stakeholders
PSMS/PSDMS
• Higher Education Institutions x 2
• FDA
• HEA
• BIS, ULA, Cabinet Office
• 31 mentor organisatio...
Project Complexities
PSMS/PSDMS
• Managing Stakeholder
Expectations
• Maintaining rigour
• Managing the project lifecycle
...
Key Learning Points
PSMS/PSDMS
• Maintaining close
communication and establishing
the ‘Green’ light
• Developing an evalua...
Group Discussion
15 minute round table discussion:
• Viability of project model in participant institutions
• How to move ...
Plenary and Questions
• Viability of project model in participant institutions
• How to move from a project to a fully emb...
Thank You!
PRESENTER CONTACT DETAILS
• Dr Julie Haddock-Millar: j.haddock-millar@mdx.ac.uk
• Chris Rigby: c.rigby@mdx.ac.u...
PSDMS Showcase Video
09/18/13Slide 16
http://vimeo.com/53498754
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  • Learner central Organisational project as work-based context Wrap around
  • IPMS(I) Modern communication technologies can overcome global organisational structures Risk to mentor-mentee relationship can increase both sharply and disproportionately Management of down time/offline periods becomes more critical Increases the requirement on the Project Team to establish common ground i.e. training material to manage expectations Building wider relationship with mentor’s organisation may be a more sustainable model
  • Implementing Successful Mentoring Schemes - Middlesex University

    1. 1. Implementing Successful Mentoring Schemes Brightside Mentoring Conference 2013
    2. 2. Introductions Dr Julie Haddock-Millar Chris Rigby Chandana Sanyal • We are all: Practitioners, Consultants, Project Leaders, Researchers and Lecturers • Why are we here: Share practice, learn from others and develop opportunities to collaborate
    3. 3. Aims & Objectives Aim • Explore how mentoring programmes work in practice Objectives • Understand how to create, implement and review a project throughout the lifecycle • Consider the multi-stakeholder perspective • Identify project inhibitors and facilitators • Develop collaborative opportunities
    4. 4. Agenda 1. Share overview, insights and learning from our projects (20) 2. Offer opportunity to discuss (15) 3. Feedback and plenary discussion (20) 09/18/13Slide 4
    5. 5. Current & Recent Projects 1. Public Sector Mentoring Scheme (PSMS) & Public Sector Developmental Mentoring Scheme (PSDMS) 2. International Professional Mentoring Scheme (India) – IPMS(I) 3. LB Barnet Platforms Graduate NEET Employability Mentoring Scheme 4. Financial & Legal Skills Partnership VWE & OLM 09/18/13Slide 5
    6. 6. The Public Sector Developmental Mentoring Scheme Bringing together early-career graduate scheme entrants as Mentors & University students as Mentees Pre-programme Project Planning: Project Team & Advisors Terms of Reference Project Team Membership Roles Project Handbook Stakeholder Analysis Identification of Strategic Drivers Accessing funding streams Evaluation strategy Recruitment of Mentors & Mentees Criteria definition Positioning statement (500 words) Media channels (intranet, email, F2F) Design & distribute application form Evaluate returns Communicate decisions One-day Mandatory Skills Workshop (x 4) attended by both Mentors & Mentees Mentor & Mentee partner preferences stated Matching of Mentors & Mentees Communication of pairings and relevant documentation Interim Evaluations Summative Evaluation Baseline Surveys Design of Developmental Assessment Centres Allocation of Relationship Facilitator (role definition) Design of One-day Mandatory Skills Workshop and supporting materials e.g. Handbook, Code of Conduct Launch Event & Focus Groups using Modified Nominal Group Technique Delivery of DACs 1-4 Scoping & securing DAC venues & planning logistics Dissemination of Project Findings Monthly Project Team meetings 10 hours of mentoring over 8-10 months
    7. 7. International Standards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment (ISMPE) Six Core Standards have been identified including: • Clarity of Purpose • Stakeholder Training & Briefing • Processes for Selection & Matching • Processes for Measurement & Review • Maintains High Standards of Ethics & Pastoral Care • Administration & Support 09/18/13Slide 7
    8. 8. PSDMS: Overview Aim Develop public sector mentors who will support the goal of increased employability for a diverse set of undergraduate student mentees who aspire to a career within the public sector. Features • 126 participants, 33 public sector organisations nationwide • Partners: MU, LJMU, FDA, Cabinet Office • Mentors & mentees attend a one day training workshop together • Blended mentoring relationships • Developmental assessment centre • Baseline, interim and summative evaluation
    9. 9. IPMS(I): Overview Aim • Widen student engagement • Create an opportunity to learn about international work practices • Enhance employability Features • 23 mentor- mentee relationships • 23 mentors in senior roles across wide range of sectors in India • Mentors & mentees offered online workshop development toolkit • Monthly support sessions offered to mentees • On-going support to mentor via email and also one-one annual meetings • Progress update on relationship development • Interim and summative evaluation
    10. 10. Stakeholders PSMS/PSDMS • Higher Education Institutions x 2 • FDA • HEA • BIS, ULA, Cabinet Office • 31 mentor organisations: HMRC, MoJ, Defra, Home Office, Local Authorities • Mentors • Mentees • Consultant: Professor D Clutterbuck IPMS(I) • Middlesex University Business School • Mentors • Mentor’s organisation ( in some cases only) • Mentees 09/18/13Slide 10
    11. 11. Project Complexities PSMS/PSDMS • Managing Stakeholder Expectations • Maintaining rigour • Managing the project lifecycle • Maintaining communication between stakeholders • Maintaining communication between project leaders and participants IPMS(I) • E mentoring relation development • E communication • Increased physical distance and no geographical boundary • Voluntary nature of mentor commitment • Reliability of media • Demands on project team 09/18/13Slide 11
    12. 12. Key Learning Points PSMS/PSDMS • Maintaining close communication and establishing the ‘Green’ light • Developing an evaluation strategy at the outset and sharing it! • Resource support • Involving participants in the research and dissemination IPMS(I) • The utility of modern communication technologies • Risk to mentor-mentee relationship • Management of down time/offline periods • Requirement on the Project Team to establish common ground • Sustainability - building wider relationships with mentor’s organisation 09/18/13Slide 12
    13. 13. Group Discussion 15 minute round table discussion: • Viability of project model in participant institutions • How to move from a project to a fully embedded programme • Practical aspects of delivering mentoring projects • Obtaining funding for programmes • Sustaining programmes 09/18/13Slide 13
    14. 14. Plenary and Questions • Viability of project model in participant institutions • How to move from a project to a fully embedded programme • Practical aspects of delivering mentoring projects • Obtaining funding for programmes • Sustaining programmes 09/18/13Slide 14
    15. 15. Thank You! PRESENTER CONTACT DETAILS • Dr Julie Haddock-Millar: j.haddock-millar@mdx.ac.uk • Chris Rigby: c.rigby@mdx.ac.uk • Chandana Sanyal: c.sanyal@mdx.ac.uk 09/18/13Slide 15
    16. 16. PSDMS Showcase Video 09/18/13Slide 16 http://vimeo.com/53498754

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