The benefits of mentoring can be substantial. A planned and professional mentoring experience improves morale and accelerates individual effectiveness. It improves and builds self-awareness and confidence, and gives an opportunity for impartial advice and information, encouraging reflection on practice. Mentoring is a chance to learn from a role model and provides personal support and career development. Through mentoring, staff can be helped to anticipate requirements, set goals and align themselves to realistic objectives.
Coaching and are development techniques based on the use of one-to-one discussions to enhance an individual’s skills, knowledge or work performance. There are a range of coaching options available for staff, and currently an Academic Mentoring Scheme. Informal mentoring may be available for support staff, set up locally by your line manager.
This page was published on 7 May 2019