Mentoring News and Resources
Below, we include a range of resources to support you on your mentoring journey.
April 2020: Virtual Matching - Applications open 4th May. The application window for the Cityparents Annual Matching Scheme, part of our year-round Mentoring Programme, opens on 4th May. Last year we had a number of virtual partnerships, and in view of the current situation we're expecting all matched pairs in the upcoming 2020 cohort to at least begin their pairings virtually, including by phone, Skype or Zoom. Read on to hear more about the advantages of a virtual mentoring partnership, as well as for some tips on how to manage the challenges.
April 2020: Mentoring and Me - The Last Stretch. How are some of the Spring 2019 cohort approaching the last stretch of their journey together? Has Covid-19 and lockdown adversely affected their ability to catch up? Read on to hear updates, alongside some advice for those considering whether or not to take part in the Spring 2020 Matching Scheme.
January 2020: The GROW Model - part two. Learn how to creatively explore options, evaluate them and commit to action as Sarah Tennant explains how to use the second half of this coaching framework.
January 2020: The Journey Continues: Following on from our November article, we find out what tools and approaches some of our current mentors are using with their mentees, and how these are helping the mentees make progress.
January 2020: Re-energising your Mentoring Conversations. Suggestions for making sure that your good intentions continue to receive the attention and priority they deserve, shared by Sarah Tennant, Cityparents Mentoring Programme Adviser and Executive Coach/Facilitator.
November 2019: The GROW Model - part one. Read how a widely used coaching framework, GROW, can be useful for mentoring conversations and helping people to achieve their goal(s).
November 2019: The Journey So Far: Read on to hear how four mentor/mentee pairs from the Summer 2019 Matching Scheme are getting along in their mentoring journey. What are the benefits, and the challenges, so far?*
October 2019: How to have good mentoring conversations. How do you help others to develop professionally through the conversations that you have with them? Sarah Tennant, Cityparents Mentoring Programme Adviser and Executive Coach/Facilitator, sets out how some coaching techniques can be easily used in the everyday context of work and mentoring.