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”

Discussing expectations right from the start

Sarah Daubert, Linguist, SIL Cameroon I received a testimony from someone about a mentoring experience that didn’t go as expected. “I was mentoring two people who attended a Learning that Lasts workshop. For the next course that we co-taught, I thought I would give them the opportunity to apply what they’d learned. A month beforeContinue reading “Discussing expectations right from the start”

Advantages and disadvantages of formal mentoring

Katherine O’Donnell, Scripture Engagement Consultant, SIL Tanzania I recently completed the StrengthsFinder from Gallup and one of my strengths turned out to be ‘Developer’. This came as no surprise to people who know me well, who know what a buzz I get from teaching and seeing people grow. As the Coordinator of the Literacy &Continue reading “Advantages and disadvantages of formal mentoring”

What kind of a mentor do you need?

Eszter Ernst-Kurdi, Training Coordinator, SIL Francophone Africa In 2017 I conducted small-scale research with the participation of 41 students coming from 17 African countries; all involved in language development work with different organisations.  Two of the questions I asked in focus group discussions were: What kind of support do you need the most in yourContinue reading “What kind of a mentor do you need?”

Welcome! / Bienvenue!

We hope that you find our website helpful. It is designed to be a place where you can find resources and share about your experiences in order to learn more about formal mentoring for sustainable development in cross-cultural settings. We trust that this blog will inspire you to invest in formal mentoring in your organisationContinue reading “Welcome! / Bienvenue!”