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Internal mentoring is highly valuable to support career development, enhance skills, break down barriers, create better teamwork, and more.

 

The following methodology broadly applies to all the mentoring programmes that we design.

 

1. Identify programme aims, the target population, and roles of different players, such as HR.

2. Communicate the programme

3. Both prospective mentors and mentees complete questionnaires. These help individuals think through their needs, and are then later used in the matching process.

4. One day workshop for mentors and mentees covering goal-setting, the basic skills, responsibilities, such as confidentiality, logistics etc, and a speed-dating process to start matching mentors and mentees.

5. Complete the matching process.

6. Formalise the relationship through preparation of signed agreements.

7. Regular check-ins and supervision to ensure the relationships are working well, and to resolve any problems.

 

Case study

The BIA Mentoring Service matches established practitioners with next generation leaders. Mentors are typically at board level, with over 15 years' industry experience. They must demonstrate an outstanding track record and the motivation to support other’s development. Mentees are sometimes new to the industry, recently promoted to senior management, or are taking on new and unfamiliar responsibilities. Both potential mentors and mentees make a formal, written application, completing a pro-forma that asks for their goals, interests, availability and particular requirements. They then both attend an orientation workshop so they understand what constitutes best practice in mentoring, what is expected of them, and make a formal agreement on logistics, such as where and how often to meet. Carolyn Ponder, the facilitator, runs ‘speed-dating’ exercises to find a good mentoring match. For people unable to attend, or in different geographic locations, she runs a ‘matching’ service using video-conferencing. In each case, she helps mentee’s diagnose their needs, so as to obtain the best match. After six to nine months, Ponder makes contact with each mentee and mentor to review progress, check if new agreements are needed, or if goals have changed, and also to help determine if a relationship should continue or has run its course. Many relationships continue, and turn into friendships. Ponder has evidence that people have benefited from the exposure to wider business and leadership skills, which helps their personal development, but which also gives smaller businesses a better chance of succeeding in today’s competitive market.

 

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People in business today want outstanding learning and development, when they need it, at a time that suits them, and delivered in a manner that fits their learning styles and preferences. Businesses need people to come to grips with new challenges quickly. There is no time for catch up and it is vital to quickly decide which strategic opportunity to take advantage of, and then be able to act quicly. This requires a deep understanding of your people, and who has the potential and the aspiration to take on a particular challenge. It requires a workforce that is constantly learning and developing in line with the business needs on the horizon.

 

For the first time, businesses have several generations working side by side in the workplace, with different styles and perspectives. The standard approach to training and development is no longer appropriate. In its place, it is vital to have a range of tools and programmes that individuals can personalise, and make their own.

 

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