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If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

How can we help you?

For mentors:
How can I mentor someone effectively?

For mentees:
What do I need to do to make the most of mentoring?

For managers:
How can I strengthen mentoring in my team?

For leaders:
How can I set up a robust mentoring programme in my organisation?

Professional development:
What are the competencies of a good mentor?

Online training:
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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The Introduction to Mentoring course demystified mentoring to me and will be a great help as I raise discussions about this important learning process in my area.


​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”


Mentoring should always be seen as a two-way street. I have worked with many people who had skills and gifts I lacked. Though I could be helpful in their development, I needed to also learn from them. Everyone, whatever the role, gains experience over time, and there are always those to whom that experience shouldContinue reading “Frank”


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