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 job and through experience.” I don’t know about you but I often find myself doubting whether I am doing a good job passingContinue reading “How can I develop my mentoring skills?”

Brain-friendly mentoring

Eszter Ernst-Kurdi, Training Coordinator, SIL Francophone Africa Have you ever wondered what makes certain mentoring pairs more performant than others? Do you know colleagues or teams in your organisation that work so well together that it’s a joy to watch what they achieve together? As I look back on my professional development, I am particularlyContinue reading “Brain-friendly mentoring”

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”

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?”