The PROFESSIONAL TIER focuses on technical mentoring relationships and our mentoring interventions are a mix of single and short flash mentoring activities to more structured longer-term mentoring relationships.
Mentoring encourages innovative solutions to today’s problems. We recognise that as a sector, our people have always been our most critical asset due to the vast array of technical experience and specialist skills that we have. The relationship with a trusted, experienced coach and/or mentor who both challenges and encourages can be a critical one that has been shown to be extremely effective in keeping people healthy and motivated in their work. Through implementing several successful mentoring iterations, we have captured data to show that mentoring is a critical component in transferring tacit knowledge between individuals and organisations as well as supporting transformational individual and organisational culture change.
Mentoring is a confidential partnership between two people based on understanding and trust (and outside of any line management responsibility Its primary aim is to build on self-reliance and self-confidence in the mentee. It is a positive, developmental relationship, which is driven primarily by the mentee, but it is a two-way learning relationship and an effective mentor will learn so much from the relationship as well.