Mentor: someone whose hindsight can become your foresight.
Our parent mentoring programme is run in small discussion groups over a period of approximately 4 months, either face to face or virtually. The workshops will equip a group of parent mentors with the skills and confidence they need to effectively mentor someone through the parental-transition and beyond.
The workshops will cover:
We worked with a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, to launch their parent-mentoring scheme. For several weeks, we worked together to design the programme and then facilitated several small groups through our 2-part mentoring workshops, which gave the mentors the skills and confidence they needed to become effective mentors. Our evaluation identified that the participants found the following aspects most useful:
Sharing of experiences; learning how to use specific mentoring tools; role playing (being objective, keeping my focus on the mentee); thinking through the kinds of issues that might arise.