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Presentation at CPAMOPOC session by WorkInCulture (March 2018)


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Presenter: WorkInCulture
Date: March 20, 2018
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Presentation at CPAMOPOC session by WorkInCulture (March 2018)

  1. 1. About WorkInCulture Our Mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and entrepreneurial and business skills training
  2. 2. WIC MENTORING PROGRAMS • Address general business and career development skills • Have been tailored to the learning objectives artists and arts workers • Use a flexible program design
  3. 3. WIC PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS Monthly Meetings Learning Sessions Program Evaluation WorkInCulture Support
  4. 4. THE POWER OF MENTORING  Mentoring provides support, guidance and advice whereby someone learns how they might advance their career or skills development  Mentoring provides constructive feedback and encouragement to try new ideas  Mentoring provides a safe sounding board, an impartial second opinion  Mentoring can be formal or informal
  5. 5. MENTORING ROLES What is a Mentee?  An individual who receives advice or counsel from a mentor in order to contribute to their own long- term learning  Mentees make their personal and professional growth a priority What is a mentor?  A mentor is an experienced or trusted advisor  Mentors enter into a mentoring relationship with experience and expertise that can support the learning of another individual
  6. 6. TRAITS OF A GOOD MENTEE • Has clear goals • Willingness to listen • Asks good questions • Open-minded and willing to learn • Prepared to accept feedback • Proactive and takes initiative • Is prepared for meetings • Respects mentor’s time
  7. 7. TRAITS OF A GOOD MENTOR • Passes on the benefit of their experience as relevant to the mentee’s needs • Is a good listener • Shares (vs imposes) accumulated wisdom • Is prepared to help the mentee make new connections • Builds the mentee’s confidence and self- understanding • Maintains confidentiality
  8. 8. SETTING THE STAGE A reality check… Not all projects are at the same stage…. • Feasibility • Testing/Piloting • Roll-out Throughout – explore, plan, experiment, test, evaluate, course correct, refine/improve, try again
  9. 9. How to get the most out of a mentoring experience?  Roles and responsibilities  Setting expectations  Opportunities and barriers Be ready to discuss:
  10. 10. SOME TIPS: Optional resources to add framework to your mentoring relationship: • SWOT Analysis • Guidelines for feedback (how to give it and receive it) • Effective Questions: • Exploratory • Empowering • Mentoring agreement • Goal sheet
  11. 11. ADDITIONAL WIC RESOURCES mentorship Mentoring Basics QUICK TIPS: Ten Simple Questions to Ensure Effective Mentoring QUICK TIPS: Mentoring Agreement QUICK TIPS: Mentoring Problems HR TOOLS: Coaching, Mentoring and Succession Planning
  12. 12. ADDITIONAL WIC RESOURCES WIC RESEARCH AND REPORTS • Cultural Industries Leadership Mentoring Program – Evaluation • The Mentoring Project: Supporting the Career Development of Artists – Final Report • Peer Learning Circle Project II – Final Report
  13. 13. WorkInCulture would like to acknowledge the generous support of our funders: THANK YOU!