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Role of the mentor

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CILIP Chartership Workshop June 2012

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Role of the mentor

  1. 1. Role of the Mentor Anabel Marsh anabelmarsh@googlemail.com
  2. 2. Ava Grace
  3. 3. What is mentoring? Named after Mentor, the name of young Telemachus’s adviser in Homer’s Odyssey Earliest documented use 1750 http://wordsmith.org/words/mentor.html
  4. 4. Why does CILIP need mentors? The Mentor Scheme has one key purpose: “ 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” The overall purpose of all CILIP qualifications is to develop “ reflective practitioners”
  5. 5. Mentoring defined “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 “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 “ Clutterbuck 1991 “ Learning by association with a relevant role model” Biddy Fisher
  6. 6. Role of the Mentor •Provide support, encouragement, feedback •Listen •Ask open questions •Take the lead initially •Guide on career development •Confront difficult issues •Keep on task •Offer a different perspective •Suggest networking and share contacts
  7. 7. Mentors Enable Encourage Enthuse!
  8. 8. How do you find a mentor? •Look on CILIP website •Which sector? •E-mail mentor with Mentee information form •Discuss needs / requirement •If helpful, exchange CVs •Agree first meeting if both happy to accept •If not, mentee starts again
  9. 9. First Meeting •Mentoring agreement •Establish expectations •Determine boundaries •Check what confidentiality means to each of you •Agree meetings schedule •Decide how will you evaluate at the end of the process
  10. 10. Communication •Face to face •Telephone / Skype •Email •Social media •Tools such as Dropbox
  11. 11. Social Media #chartership chats – one on mentors http://tinyurl.com/ccm6pej #cpd23, @cpd23 – meet other mentees / mentors http://cpd23.blogspot.co.uk/
  12. 12. Mentoring Process Stages: •Confirm PPDP and goals •Identify activities and encourage self- management of learning •Provide support through the PPDP process •Assist in evaluation of success
  13. 13. Mentoring Agenda At meetings you might be asked: •What do you want to discuss today? •What achievements since last meeting? •What targets have you not met? •What lessons have you learned? •What challenges face you? •What actions are needed for the next meeting?
  14. 14. The end? • Review what has been delivered – or not delivered • Explore what is expected next – informal? • Explore other sources of support
  15. 15. Celebrate success!

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