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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 –
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- Intentional Mentoring in SIL Cameroon – Coffee and Snacks Included!Heline Kimbung, HR Director, SIL CameroonLarry Seguin, Community Engagement and Sociolinguistics Coordinator, SIL Cameroon Leadership development and mentoring in SIL Cameroon In July 2021, SIL Cameroon launched a leadership development and mentoring programContinue reading “Intentional Mentoring in SIL Cameroon – Coffee and Snacks Included!”
- How can I develop my mentoring skills?Eszter Ernst-Kurdi, Training Domain Team Leader, SIL Francophone Africa Tony Horsfall points out in his book Mentoring for Spiritual Growth that “no one begins as a perfect mentor. Most learn on the jobContinue reading “How can I develop my mentoring skills?”
- 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 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”
Having had a mentor who is experienced in my domain helped me understand what my job is really about. After years of being with my organisation, I now act as a mentor to others. I believe in mentoring because it is one of the cheapest and most effective ways of investing in the development ofContinue reading “Apolinaire”
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”