Role Model - This doesn’t mean you have to be rich and successful. It does mean you’re someone a mentee can aspire to be

What are the four stages of mentoring?

Successful mentoring relationships go through four phases: preparation, negotiating, enabling growth, and closure.  These sequential phases build on each other and vary in length. In each phase, there are specific steps and strategies that lead to mentoring excellence.

What are the challenges of mentoring?

Here are some of the most common challenges in mentoring relationships—and strategies for overcoming them

  1. Meeting as Scheduled. ...

  2. Excessive Time and Energy Commitments. 

  3. Unrealistic Expectations. 

  4. Over dependence on the Mentor/Mentored. 

  5. Unfair Manipulation on the part of the Mentor/Mentored.

  6. Resentment or Jealousy from Others.

Having a mentor can provide you with many advantages.

 

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." Source: John Crosby. A mentor can help to shorten your learning curve, open your mind to new ideas and possibilities, identify opportunities and advise on how to promote yourself. 

Benefits of being a Mentor

  • Improve communication and personal skills.

  • Develop leadership and management qualities.

  • Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)

  • Increase your confidence and motivation.

  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers.

  • Enhance your CV. 

Benefits of being a Mentor

  • Improve communication and personal skills

  • Develop leadership and management qualities

  • Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)

  • Increase your confidence and motivation

  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers

  • Enhance your CV

  • Increase your circle of friends

  • Gain recognition for your skills and experience

Training

This workshops is the first in a mentoring training series. It designed to help people in community and business environment, and  built around the fundamental belief that mentoring  the mentee is to be proactive, take ownership, and drive the relationship will not only jump-start the mentoring process but also cultivate a more sustainable mentoring relationship.

 

Specifically, the goal of this session is to (1) empower mentors with mentoring knowledge and skills to enhance their future mentoring relationships and (2) offer tools to support the personal/professional development of mentees. 


Methods:

The materials for this will include Mentor and participant resources to facilitate self reflection and discussion. Tools include a mentee needs self-assessment and a mentoring network map.

 

Participants will leave  the workshop equipped for their needs of mentoring and provided useful knowledge and tools to enhance their mentoring relationships.

 

Discussion:

This mentoring training series designed to provide ongoing mentoring training, resources, and tools to encourage both the mentor and the mentee to cultivate a productive
relationship.

Mentoring is a proven approach to drive rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors. 

Volunteering as a mentor – what’s involved?

If you’ve ever thought about helping people around you and wondered “what can one person do?” – here’s an answer.

 

Just by giving time and space to talk to a person, young or old, you can make an enormous impact on them, their family, school and community.

Our volunteer mentors are at the core of what we do. We spend most of our time, energy and resources in helping our mentors do what they do, and we truly value them.

Volunteers receive full training before they begin as a mentor, and continued supervision and support throughout the mentoring year.

 

Once you have completed training and passed the selection process, you are matched with a young person for a year-long relationship.

 

You arrange to meet once a week or so, doing things together and getting talking.

Apply to be a Mentor

Download a mentor application form above.

        Other Volunteers Roles Application

         Download, complete and return this form with the volunteers application 

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