What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a relationship that provides an opportunity to reflect on practice, share professional and personal skills and experiences, and extend professional network.

The Benefit of Mentoring

Mentoring is a two-way relationship that is supportive, constructive and focused on the development needs of the mentee. Meanwhile, it also provides significant benefit to mentors.

For Mentees

  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
  • Guidance and feedback on professional performance and development
  • Improved understanding of the sector, its structures and culture
  • The possibility of new and/or extended professional networks and opportunities
  • Improved interpersonal skills

For Mentors

  • Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
  • Opportunity to share valuable knowledge
  • Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches
  • Chance to practice active listening skill
  • Improved interpersonal skills

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