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M3_6 Value of Mentoring Arrangement for Mentor

Lesson 6

Discuss the value of the mentoring arrangement for the mentor

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2. Identify 3-5 Key Learning Points from watching the video

3. Read the Notes and Additional Resources below - if available

4. Summarize your learning

5. Confirm you can answer the question with "Yes"

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Define challenge:

  • An objection or query as to the truth of something, often with an implicit demand for proof.
  • In the terms of a mentor arrangement this could include personal and professional
  • Part of the challenge may also be the relationship or lack thereof with the mentee

Define value:

  • The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
  • A person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life.

Identify competing workplace and industry demands of the mentor:

  • Time during work hours for the mentoring arrangement to grow
  • Constant change - people, process and tools
  • Culture of the organization - culture of the industry
  • Competitive demands

Identify ways to increase the value of the mentoring arrangement:

  • Mentor needs to allow their personal and professional growth to take place
  • Needs to be growth on the part of both parties
  • Recognize success
  • Career enhancement

Discuss the value of the mentoring arrangement:

  • Personal Growth
  • Professional Growth
  • Learning and Development environment
  • Increased productivity
  • Higher engagement rate
  • Use of formal and informal mentoring tools
  • Leadership development
  • Succession development

Summarize the value of the mentoring arrangement for the mentor:

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