This guide/handbook contains useful tips and tricks of how to become a better mentor and a better listener.
A presentation that gives a good overview of the differences (and similarties) of mentoring and coaching: Reaching you goals, improving your future! by Paul Levey and Andrea Rippon Coaching and Mentoring – pdf.
Interesting take on the use of mentors for researchers… The claim: Mentoring and coaching each aim to help an individual clarify their goals and/or improve their self-awareness, skills or knowledge. Read more here. Join the discussion: #VitaeHangout on mentoring for researchers: 16 June 2016. Or submit a case study – deadline 30 June 2016.
Mentors wrote down what they thought they should and shouldn’t do when mentoring:
Interesting article that outlines how much peer mentoring relies on relationships – and also what the benefits and risk of peer mentoring are. Mentors themselves said that the main benefits of being a mentor are: being able to support students, reapplying concepts in their own lives and developing connections themselves – though their were differences […]
Here are some tips written by a mentor for other mentors: Peer mentoring involves not only assisting but sometimes that of coaching and counselling. There are many do’s and don’ts involved with mentoring. Some of the key points of don’ts is firstly, do not dis-way an opinion of a positive nature: for example giving your opinion on […]
Peer mentors had the tricky task not to write about their peer mentoring experiences, but to draw what they had experienced with their mentees. Here you can see what they have produced:
And… A great quote to think about and reflect on the meaning and purpose of peer mentoring – and the role of peer mentors: LIFE ISN’T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS… IT’S ABOUT LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN – V. GREENE
A lovely video illustrating the importance of peer mentor support shown to us today by two of the mentors. Side note: The video fits lovely with all the heartwarming Christmas ads we see now on telly exploiting our emotions.
Today, as part of a group work presentation, mentors presented a list which illustrates how mentoring might help mentors with their future career. The list was as follows: It can give you better communication skills You can gain some leadership qualities You’re a more reflective person Learning how you can help others Able to identify your […]