CDG Wales Managing Your Career Making The Most Of Being Mentored


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CDG Wales Managing Your Career Making The Most Of Being Mentored

  1. 1. Making the most of being Mentored<br />Training in Wales<br />
  2. 2. © PTEG 2009<br />Why use a mentor?<br />To get a qualification <br />To develop specific skills/abilities<br />To look at other sectors for career moves<br />To learn more about your organisation<br />To develop leadership skills and strategies<br />
  3. 3. © PTEG 2009<br />Why with CILIP?<br />The Mentor Scheme has one key purpose:<br /> “to support individual CILIP members through the Framework of Qualifications processes. The key outcome of all mentoring partnerships within the scheme will be the successful completion of a CILIP qualification”<br />The overall purpose of all CILIP qualifications is to develop ‘reflective practitioners’.<br />
  4. 4. © PTEG 2009<br />CILIP and mentoring<br />For the purposes of the CILIP scheme<br />mentoring is defined as:<br /> ‘supporting the professional development of others in the library and information sector in order to maximise their potential, develop their skills and develop the profession to meet the needs of service users now and in the future.’<br />taken from theYMLAC Mentoring Toolkit<br />
  5. 5. © PTEG 2009<br />Mentoring defined<br />‘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<br />‘Mentoring includes coaching, counselling and networking. It is not necessary to dazzle the protégé with knowledge and experience. The mentor just has to provide encouragement by sharing his enthusiasm for his job.’<br /> Clutterbuck 1991<br />“Learning by association with a relevant role model”Biddy Fisher<br />
  6. 6. © PTEG 2009<br />Role of the Mentee<br />Be committed to your progress<br />Be open to feedback<br />Think through your understanding of issues<br />Share your thoughts<br />Review & reflect on learning<br />Be open to new perspectives<br />Take responsibility for your own development<br />Be proactive in setting goals <br />Be prepared to be stretched<br />
  7. 7. © PTEG 2009<br />Role of Mentee<br />Be open to challenges<br />Don’t expect the Mentor to do it for you<br />Read the regulations – again and again and again!<br />Think about what you really want from the Mentor :<br />Accountability?<br />Advice?<br />Ideas?<br />Support in finding ideas for development activity?<br />Remember the Mentor is not being paid to do this<br />
  8. 8. © PTEG 2009<br />What makes a good Mentor?<br />A good mentor:<br />asks insightful questions<br />listens carefully<br />is empathetic<br />is generous of spirit and time<br />helps engender your self-awareness<br />
  9. 9. © PTEG 2009<br />What will you get from Mentoring?<br />Focused career development<br />Improved self-confidence<br />Advice and guidance on your submission<br />Access to networks and contacts<br />Skills development<br />
  10. 10. © PTEG 2009<br />Finding a mentor?<br />Look on CILIP website (or if not for Chartership look within your networks)<br />Do be open to someone from another sector – they can give enormous benefit of different experiences<br />E-mail one mentor at a time (with CILIP Mentee information form)<br />Discuss needs/requirements<br />If necessary/desirable exchange CVs<br />Agree first meeting if both happy to accept<br />If not acceptable start again<br />
  11. 11. © PTEG 2009<br />Any questions?<br />