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Welcome to Mentoring Matters, a community of learners who seek to support the development of robust mentoring initiatives that enable sustainable development in intercultural contexts.
Mentoring is one of the most effective staff development tools. It is personal, relevant, relational and flexible. Mentoring is especially beneficial in multicultural organisations where investing in the professional development
of every staff member – regardless of age, gender, race or language –
is of the utmost importance.
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- Personal Impact AwarenessDr Michael Jemphrey, Translation and Anthropology Consultant, SIL Like a drop in a pond, we all have an impact on those around us. As we mentor others, who in turn mentor others, thatContinue reading “Personal Impact Awareness”
- A lifetime of mentoring – interview with Dr Katy BarnwellDr Michael Jemphrey, Translation and Anthropology Consultant, SIL Dr Katy Barnwell needs no introduction to anyone in the Bible translation world. I first met her when I was a newbie consultant in trainingContinue reading “A lifetime of mentoring – interview with Dr Katy Barnwell”
- Speaking grace and truth in mentoring: how we grow through challengesKate M, Translation Consultant, SIL If somebody asked me, what was missing from mentoring I received as a translation consultant-in-training, I would say, “Being challenged – challenged to grow in my consultant andContinue reading “Speaking grace and truth in mentoring: how we grow through challenges”
I personally might have given up on my work had I not had the encouragement of the two mentors I have had. Over the years my mentors have invited me to participate in their consulting work, taken time out of their busy schedules to meet with me face to face and through skype, helped meContinue reading “Jessica”
A good mentor is a great gift. During my first term on the field I experienced what it is like to take up a new assignment in a remote, cross-cultural work situation without a mentor. It was stressful, difficult and discouraging. Recently, I have had the privilege to be mentored by experienced people who believedContinue reading “Eszter”
I took SIL’s Introduction to Mentoring online course recently with two of my staff members. Although I have been both a mentor and/or mentee over much of the past 20 years, I found this training to be very foundational for anyone who is considering a mentoring relationship. (I would almost want to call it mandatory.)Continue reading “Steve”