Mentoring

Creating a mentoring programme in your organisation can feel like a daunting task and it can mean many different things to different people, let us use our expertise to guide you.

Formal Mentoring                          

A mentor’s primary functions are to question without bias,  never to  provide the solution but  instead to assist the mentees in:

  • Finding solutions for themselves
  • Developing their own skills
  • Look at things differently
  • Change their assumptions and perceptions if necessary
  • Gain self-awareness
  • Improve personal and business performance

 

The first few weeks of  starting a new role,  joining a company or forming your own business can be challenging.  Having a person to consult with can make all the difference to you and how you adapt to your new circumstances:

  • Professional peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience (peer mentor) and a person who is new to that experience (the peer mentee)

Other programmes that you may like to be involved with can include young people and students:

  • Befrienders, it can be a few hours once a week or fortnight, likely to include an element of socialising
  • E-befrienders, who socialise by exchanging emails instead, chatting about things of interest.
  • These differ from professional buddy programs as they are matched based on shared interests. Possibly of a similar age, which we call buddying.

Coaching

We work with your teams to develop effective strategies and behaviours.

Our approach involves supporting your leaders to create and maintain ‘added value’ in all areas of team engagement, strategy and collaboration, balancing day-to-day deliverables with the need to grow and develop. Our powerful partnership with the team will effectively deliver success for the individuals, the team and their organisation.

Teams face many diverse challenges from how to address interpersonal conflict, to how to meet stretching targets and maintain high levels of performance.   Our coaches use their skills to lead the team through a series of conversations and activities to increase performance and potential not only meeting the challenges of today but learning how to learn together for the future.

Part of your business strategy may be to encourage your employees to take part in external programmes, our own mentoring service and that of the Dundee Mentoring Group is to provide those volunteer opportunities. The benefit to individuals and your business of engaging in mentoring programmes can not be underestimated.