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Mentorship, Helping People Into Their Greatness

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Mentorship, Helping People Into Their Greatness

  1. 1. MENTORING: Helping People into Their Greatness Essie Gardner
  2. 2. Discussion Points <ul><li>Identifying a Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Beneficiaries of a Mentorship Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities of a Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities of a Protégé </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring new vs established members </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing a Mentorship Programme </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Mentor … <ul><li>Serves as a role model, coach and confidante </li></ul><ul><li>Offers knowledge , insight, perspective or wisdom useful to the protégé </li></ul><ul><li>Is in it for the long haul </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Benefits? <ul><li>The Protégé </li></ul><ul><li>The Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>The Club </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits for the New Member <ul><li>They learn the programme </li></ul><ul><li>They learn club standards/customs </li></ul><ul><li>They develop confidence </li></ul><ul><li>They are more willing to participate </li></ul><ul><li>They are more likely to learn speaking skills more quickly </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits for the Established Member <ul><li>They further refine their skills </li></ul><ul><li>They learn new skills </li></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits for the Mentor <ul><li>They learn from the protégé </li></ul><ul><li>They remain productive in the club </li></ul><ul><li>They do something for others </li></ul><ul><li>They can get TI recognition </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits for the Club <ul><li>They attract more members </li></ul><ul><li>They have more satisfied members </li></ul><ul><li>They retain more members </li></ul><ul><li>The quality of club meetings is high </li></ul>
  9. 9. Qualities of a Mentor <ul><li>Available </li></ul><ul><li>Patient </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul>
  10. 10. Qualities of a Mentor <ul><li>Supportive of club </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable </li></ul><ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><li>Good listener </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned about others </li></ul>
  11. 11. Qualities of the Protégé <ul><li>Eager to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Receptive </li></ul><ul><li>Open to new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Loyal </li></ul><ul><li>Grateful </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mentoring Established Members <ul><li>They generally need more focused assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Are usually aware of what they need to work on </li></ul><ul><li>Learning style may vary (especially where there is an age gap </li></ul><ul><li>More open to being mentored for leadership </li></ul>
  13. 13. Establishing a Mentorship Programme <ul><li>The VPE is responsible for the programme </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the needs of the members are known (do a survey) </li></ul><ul><li>Match strengths and needs carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Explore using a mentorship contract </li></ul>
  14. 14. Establishing a Mentorship Programme <ul><li>Encourage mentors and protégés to spend time together </li></ul><ul><li>Protégé may be involved in determining the mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure ALL prospective mentors are given equal value </li></ul><ul><li>Remember its experience that matters </li></ul>
  15. 15. Helping People into their Greatness <ul><li>Clarify expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the needs </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible and willing to adjust </li></ul>
  16. 16. First Steps <ul><li>Sit with the new member </li></ul><ul><li>Orient them to customs/procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the membership process </li></ul><ul><li>Help them with the first couple of speeches </li></ul>
  17. 17. Next Steps <ul><li>Make protégé aware of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Provide positive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Explain responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Help with assigned functions </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cementing the Relationship <ul><li>Tell the protégé how you have benefited </li></ul><ul><li>Invite them to other activities </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge their progress </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce leadership opportunities within the club </li></ul><ul><li>Explain speech contests </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the TI structure </li></ul>
  19. 19. Mentoring and the Education Programme <ul><li>Improved quality of club meetings </li></ul><ul><li>More confident and rehearsed speeches </li></ul><ul><li>More supportive audience </li></ul>
  20. 20. Mentoring & Membership Programmes <ul><li>Members engaged with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Friends stay together, look forward to spending time together </li></ul><ul><li>Established members feel more useful </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions …

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