WBS Mentoring Programme 11 Feb 2011 - Peter Summerfield presentation

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WBS Mentoring Programme 2011- presentation by Peter Summerfield, chair Steering Committee on how the programme evolved, the general development of the programme and the committment of the group to supporting personal growth of the programme participants.

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WBS Mentoring Programme 11 Feb 2011 - Peter Summerfield presentation

  1. 1. MENTORING<br />11th February 2011<br />Peter Summerfield<br />
  2. 2. Mentoring Definitions<br />Oxford Dictionary, Advisor / Counsellor <br />In History, Ment-Or was a friend of Odysseus entrusted with the educations of Odysseus’ son, Telemachus.<br />It has come to mean a truly trusted counsellor and guide.<br />3) WBS<br /> Mentoring is about one person helping another to achieve something. More specifically, something that is important to them. It is about giving help and support in a non threatening way, in a manner that the recipient will appreciate and value and that will empower them to move forward with confidence towards what they want to achieve.<br />
  3. 3. The Four Journeys in life <br /><ul><li>Personal
  4. 4. Family
  5. 5. Professional
  6. 6. Public / Giving</li></ul>Professor Gillian Stamp (BIOSS The Foundation)<br />
  7. 7. My Reasons for Mentoring<br /><ul><li>Payback time and making use of leadership skills
  8. 8. Continuous learning
  9. 9. Being with a broad variety of people
  10. 10. New experiences</li></li></ul><li>Warwick Business School Mentoring<br /><ul><li>Warwick is my University
  11. 11. Continue to strengthen links between WBS and Alumni
  12. 12. Helps with the WBS ranking
  13. 13. It’s good fun!</li></li></ul><li>
  14. 14. The Start of the Mentoring Process<br />“Know thyself”<br />Motto of the Delphic Oracle<br />
  15. 15. Mentee / Mentor Relationship<br />The Indefinable Quality<br />
  16. 16. Fundamental Mentoring Behaviours<br /><ul><li>Confidentiality
  17. 17. Trust
  18. 18. Understanding
  19. 19. Patience</li></li></ul><li>Important Mentoring Skills<br /><ul><li>Non prescriptive, non judgemental approach
  20. 20. Willingness to learn
  21. 21. Awareness of not having all the answers
  22. 22. Being there
  23. 23. Time to be inspirational, time to be quiet and reflective
  24. 24. Managing Crisis</li></li></ul><li>
  25. 25. Getting Started<br />What are the four things I can help you with?<br />
  26. 26. Aspirations<br /><ul><li>Helping others with personal growth
  27. 27. Two way learning process
  28. 28. Giving back</li></li></ul><li>Lessons Learnt from Volunteering<br /><ul><li>Find the best fit for yourself.
  29. 29. Shared interest.
  30. 30. Exploring two way personal growth.
  31. 31. If it takes energy away from you – don’t do it.
  32. 32. Working with young people keeps you young in spirit.
  33. 33. Recognising the challenges of being a sole trader.
  34. 34. Finishing/closing down a relationship
  35. 35. Common values</li></li></ul><li>Common Values<br /><ul><li>‘In the Joy of Others, Lies Our Own, In the Progress of Others, Rests Our Own...” –</li></ul>Renowned Hindu Guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj<br />
  36. 36. Distinctive Features of the WBS Mentoring Programme to date<br /><ul><li>Broad foundation by degree/Alumni/geographic location
  37. 37. Truly global, covering many business and service sectors
  38. 38. Mentor to Mentor cross-learning
  39. 39. Communications technology – Skype, LinkedIn
  40. 40. The WBS Alumni Spirit</li></li></ul><li>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Perhaps you’ve made a difference.
  41. 41. Laughter.
  42. 42. Perspective on life.
  43. 43. Cultural and new business sector understanding.
  44. 44. Change of scenery.
  45. 45. New adventures.</li></li></ul><li>A Personal Thank You to<br /><ul><li>All of the mentors and mentees involved in the programme to date and for 2011.
  46. 46. Steve, Rebecca and Rob for launching the Entrepreneurship stream.
  47. 47. WBS, particularly Mark, Alison and Tracy.
  48. 48. To my mentee group, because I have learnt so much.
  49. 49. The Steering Group, it isa privilege to work with you.</li>

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