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MENTORING BACKGROUND


The word ‘mentor’ comes from the ancient Greek word for mind’. It is minder’ – not more powerful person who protects you, but a person who has you in mind or a mindful of you. In the days when the guilds ruled the commercial world, the route to the top began in apprenticeship to a master craftsman, a trade,or, for instance, a ship’s captain. A worker more experienced both technically and in “the ways of the world”, was the mentor who trained the apprentice in a lengthy mentor/mentee relationship seven years was the length of apprenticeship.

DEFINITION OF MENTORING


“Off-line help by one person to another in making significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking”

WHO IS A MENTOR?


A mentor is someone more experienced in the area where the mentee is less confident or less knowledgeable. The mentor can help the mentee grasp the wider significance of whatever is happening, where at first it might appear trivial or insignificant.

BENEFITS


A formal mentoring programmer has advantages over informal networking and patronage because it can be fair, diverse, structured, monitored, and transparent. The mentee can ask apparently naïve questions in as unthreatening atmosphere, they get a chance to speak their heart out. An effective mentoring relationship minimizes the period during which one is learning from mistake.

WHAT DOES A MENTOR DO?


• Assists developing career plan to Mentees
• Acts as sounding board
• Challenges the Mentee
• Acts as a gateway
• Seek”s” opportunities to practice core skills
• Passes on thinking patterns

MENTORING RELATIONSHIP


A mentoring relationship has a recognizable pattern Fact we can distinguish five phases:
• rapport-building
• direction-setting
• progress-making
• maturation
• close-down
R – Rapport-building is about developing trust and comfort with each other.
D – Direction-setting is about setting goals for the relationship. Goals may (usually will) evolve withthe relationship.
P – Progress-making: the most intensive stage, where experimentation and learning proceed rapidly.
M – Maturation: the relationship becomes more mutual in terms of learning and support. The mentee gradually becomes more and more self- reliant.
C –Close-down: The formal relationship ends.In Most successful mentoring relationships, there is an informal continuity on more equal basis.

HOW MENTORS HELP MENTEES MANAGE THEIR OWN LEARING


• Conduction: Hands on guidance; explaining hows and Whys;
• Creating opportunities to learn& Develop
• Convection: ‘Making waves’; challenging, stimulating, questioning, probing
• Radiation: Unseen, largely unfelt. The menteeunconsciously adopts aspects of the mentor’s thinking patterns, behaviors and management style
• Matching mentors and Mentees • Personality Type
• Background and Experience
• Age/Culture
• Learning Style
• Communication Style
• Gender




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