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Mentoring Presentation

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Presentation on being a mentor given to prospective Cilip Certification and Chatership candidates

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Mentoring Presentation

  1. 1. Mentor-Mentee Relationship Kirstie Preest Librarian Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
  2. 2. What is mentoring?  “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 & Leedham. (2009) Coaching and mentoring. 2nd Revised edition. Kogan Paul.
  3. 3. Role of the mentor  To:  understand the professional registration process  provide support and advice when needed  encourage mentees to develop themselves and their skills  suggest ways to go about finding information  be a sounding board for ideas  help with reflection  challenge mentees ideas and perceptions  give constructive feedback  pass on knowledge and experience  suggest points of contact in the wider profession and open doors to opportunities  listen
  4. 4. Role of the mentee  To:  take charge of their own development  set their own agenda for meetings  ask for help and advice when needed  think and be critical when necessary  share their thoughts  collect evidence  refer back to the criteria  reflect, reflect, reflect  have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback  keep in touch with their mentor  listen
  5. 5. Mentoring agreement  It is essential that you define and agree a structure for the relationship together, so you both know what to expect from each other  review every 6 months  will hopefully prevent relationship breaking down  mentee to inform Cilip and send off signed Mentor Agreement
  6. 6. What to do if it’s not working  Discuss the problems with your mentor to see they can be resolved  If either or both of you are unhappy, fill in the mentor completion form and find a new mentor
  7. 7. Questions?

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