Mentoring within business has historically relied upon a more senior individual (the mentor) ‘taking under their wing’ and ‘bringing on’ a more junior individual (the mentee), within the same organisation. Whilst these mentoring relationships are invaluable, partnerships where participants bring knowledge and experience from different industries and where both parties act as mentor and mentee will maximise the benefits to the individuals involved and subsequently to the wider business.
Establishing a mentoring partnership with someone who is at a similar level, but who is not either a colleague from the same industry, or a friend or associate can be a challenge and becomes even more difficult the higher up you move within an organisation.
Mindstrong’s Cross Industry Peer Mentoring Programme removes the barriers to success. Mentoring partnerships are established through the skilled matching of participants from two non-competing organisations. Responsibility is shared, the power balance is evenly weighted and therefore the flow of communication and learning is two-way. Personal traits and experiences are also taken into consideration.
Mindstrong Business Coaches will work with you to identify the most effectual mentoring partnerships. We will train participants in the skills required not only to be outstanding mentors, but also in the skills required to be mentored effectively.
Our Business Coaches facilitate the communication between participating organisations, ensure all confidentiality issues are addressed and keep mentoring partnerships on track by providing support and regular update calls.
Participants will benefit from:
Cross Industry Peer Mentoring is usually a 6-9 month process. Participants work together with their mentoring partners, and with guidance from our Business Coaches to agree agenda, ground rules and frequency of meetings.
Before embarking on any mentoring, participants will receive the required training to establish them as effective mentors and mentees.
Anybody can be put forward for the Cross Industry Peer Mentoring Programme, it can be particularly helpful to those in very senior positions, who might otherwise find it difficult to establish mentoring relationships with someone with whom they are not already associated. Typically, organisations will nominate a group of people, from varying positions within the company, but you may wish to establish a mentoring partnership for just one individual.
You can either nominate a particular company to work with, (where you have an existing relationship and this relationship will not impact on the mentoring process), or we can facilitate a match with a suitable company/companies.
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