Online Training in Mentoring

Dr Michael Jemphrey & Eszter Ernst-Kurdi, Introduction to Mentoring Course Leaders, SIL Do mentoring relationships actually work?  Typically, three out of ten relationships do succeed. But if you train the mentors, then this number rises to six out of ten, and if you train both mentors and mentees, the success rate increases dramatically to nineContinue reading “Online Training in Mentoring”

Control your inner thoughts and become a more effective mentor

Stacey Wyse, Director for Coaching and Mentoring, SIL Global HR I am a practical learner. I strive to put into practice what I am learning. By doing so I seek to solidify my new skills and increase my effectiveness. During a Team Coaching Course, there was a module about Coaching Conversations, where the coach’s inner dialogueContinue reading “Control your inner thoughts and become a more effective mentor”

Be careful what you ask…

Paul Murrell, Linguistics Consultant in Training, SIL Central African Republic “What work would you like to do next year?” I thought our question was a fairly straightforward one, but the stony silence that greeted it suggested otherwise. I was first amused, then bemused and finally completely disorientated as the minutes of silence stretched painfully intoContinue reading “Be careful what you ask…”

Matching mentors and mentees

Dora Carlos, Director of Programs, SIL Southern Africa Some people have had negative experiences in the past in mentoring relationships, which makes them hesitant to sign up for being a mentor or mentee again. However, there are ways to match mentors and mentees well and to support their relationship in a way that makes negativeContinue reading “Matching mentors and mentees”

SIL’s Robust Mentoring Initiative

Brigitte Nédellec, Training Director & David Pattison, Director for Learning and Development, SIL ILS & HR SIL’s Robust Mentoring Initiative – ebook Initiative Mentorat robuste – livre électronique With a vision in mind to create an organisational culture where strong mentoring relationships are the norm within SIL, International Language Services (ILS) and Human Resources (HR)Continue reading “SIL’s Robust Mentoring Initiative”

Mentoring, wisdom and the book of Proverbs

Bill Hampton, Director of Resourcing, SIL ILS Mentoring may not be such a new idea. If you consider the encouragement and teachings contained in the Book of Proverbs, you may be surprised by the parallels between current mentoring thought and the timeless encouragement and instruction found there. Attributed to King Solomon, this ancient book begins,Continue reading “Mentoring, wisdom and the book of Proverbs”

Expériences personnel dans le mentorat au travers des cultures / Personal Experiences in Mentoring Across Cultures

Joseph Koabike, Translation Consultant, SIL Togo-Benin We are happy to publish some posts both in English and in French. The English translation of this post is available below. To read in English, please scroll down. Dans l’exercice d’encadrement en tant que mentor, j’ai eu l’occasion d’accompagner cinq personnes de cultures différentes de celles d’Afrique. ParadoxalementContinue reading “Expériences personnel dans le mentorat au travers des cultures / Personal Experiences in Mentoring Across Cultures”

Les défis et les possibilités du mentorat au travers des cultures / The challenges and opportunities of mentoring across cultures

Joseph Koabike, Translation Consultant, SIL Togo-Benin We are happy to publish some posts both in English and in French. The English translation of this post is available below. To read in English, please scroll down. Toute activité qui met des gens de cultures différentes ensemble pour une même cause est une bénédiction pour les partiesContinue reading “Les défis et les possibilités du mentorat au travers des cultures / The challenges and opportunities of mentoring across cultures”

Le mentorat dans le contexte culturel africain / Mentoring in the African context

Joseph Koabike, Translation Consultant, SIL Togo-Benin We are happy to publish some posts both in English and in French. The English translation of this post is available below. To read in English, please scroll down. Assurer le mentorat des pairs en conformité avec les valeurs culturelles africaines et en respectant les traditions d’apprentissage et d’enseignementContinue reading “Le mentorat dans le contexte culturel africain / Mentoring in the African context”

Connected by video despite COVID-19

Andreas Ernst, Scripture Engagement and Media Consultant, SIL Cameroon When it comes to training, I find nothing more rewarding than working on a hands-on project, so that my mentees or students and I can learn something concrete together, enjoy the process, and find motivation to keep going. However, whether we like it or not, theContinue reading “Connected by video despite COVID-19”