If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
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How can I mentor someone effectively?
What do I need to do to make the most of mentoring?
How can I strengthen mentoring in my team?
How can I set up a robust mentoring programme in my organisation?
What are the competencies of a good mentor?
How can I get training in mentoring?
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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- 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 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”
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”
Acting as a mentor is a very rewarding experience. Every time I mentor someone, I learn new things from them. I also find motivation and satisfaction in being a mentor because I know that passing on my skills and experience to others will leave a legacy in my organisation and beyond.
In the process of mentoring, I have also learnt that I am not a “work imposter” but have, by slow and painful process over many years, acquired competency. How I wish that mentoring would have been on offer when I started working!