Presentation on theme: "Subject Specialist Mentor Training. For mentors to be able to: Discuss the need for and origins of subject specialist mentoring State the difference between."— Presentation transcript:
Subject Specialist Mentor Training
For mentors to be able to: Discuss the need for and origins of subject specialist mentoring State the difference between mentoring and coaching Understand own role and responsibilities in relation to subject specialist mentoring State key techniques to establish and maintain an effective mentoring relationship
Initial Mentor Training HUDCETT A requirement for mentors Satisfactory completion recorded on the mentor database Regarded as a minimum Mentors expected to undertake further professional development as part of their individual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and will be encouraged to complete mentor qualifications
What is mentoring? One of the biggest problems in trying to understand the mentoring phenomenon is pinning down exactly what is meant by the terms mentor and mentoring. What do you think the terms mean? Can you come up with a definition of mentoring?
Initial Mentor Training HUDCETT Counsellor Friend Adviser Guide Ally Role model Sounding board What is a mentor? ANSWERS What is mentoring? ANSWERS Counselling Advising Helping Training Listening Sponsoring Focusing Encouraging Steering Problem-solving
Initial Mentor Training HUDCETT What are the benefits of mentoring: For the mentor? For the trainee? For the organisation?
What are the benefits of mentoring? Mentors to consider the following questions. 1 What are the benefits of mentoring for the mentor? ANSWERS Satisfaction in helping others achieve their goals Development of their own personal skills & highlighting of own potential Recognition of those skills by others – including the one they are mentoring A challenge – both personal & professional 2 What are the benefits of mentoring for the trainee? ANSWERS Increased confidence Induction into an organisation’s processes & procedures can be faster & more easily accomplished Having a role model Identification of realistic and challenging targets 3 What are the benefits of mentoring for the organisation? ANSWERS More effective staff Demonstration of commitment to development of employees Better motivation & communication Useful support to existing training & development programmes Can progress cultural change within an organisation
Initial Mentor Training HUDCETT Mentoring and coaching – the differences Often, these terms used interchangeably, but subtle differences. However, mentoring and coaching are complementary rather than mutually exclusive – a good coach probably mentors and a good mentor probably coaches. What do you think the main differences are?
Mentoring versus other forms of helping people to learn Summary (show and tell) See handout : Styles of coaching
Mentoring involves four basic styles of helping