Become an IABC UK Mentor – Register now for our September induction

Our award-winning mentoring programme is relaunching in September and we’re looking for experienced communicators with a couple of hours to spare each month to help mentor a fellow IABC UK member.
 
We’ll be running an induction session for new mentors on 4 September 2019 where you will get to meet other mentors and also find out more about what’s involved. This will take place at VMA’s office in Central London between 6pm and 9pm.
 
What’s in it for you?

As well as the personal satisfaction of sharing your skills and experience, being a mentor can provide tangible benefits that include:
– Expanding your professional relationships and network
– Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches
– Development of listening skills
– Development of your personal leadership and coaching styles

How to Register 

If you’re interested in putting yourself forward, please send an email to [email protected].
If you can’t make this session but still want to be involved you should also email us at [email protected] and we’ll contact you once further dates become available.
 
Already an experienced IABC Mentor?

If you’re an experienced IABC mentor but are not currently in a mentoring relationship we hope you will consider getting involved again when we relaunch in September.

Learning to inspire

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Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool.

It’s an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers and is becoming increasing popular as its potential is realised. It is a helpful relationship between two people (mentor and mentee) based upon mutual trust and respect. The mentor guides the mentee in finding the right direction, helping them develop solutions to career issues and think about career options and progress.

Tessa O’Neill, IABC UK President talks about her experience of mentoring and inspiring others as well as the rewards of being a mentor.

You learn about yourself and realise you know a lot more than you probably think you did.

As a mentee, you get the chance to look more closely at yourself, your issues, opportunities and what you want in life.
Mentoring can help you:

  • Become more self aware about strengths and weaknesses
  • Take responsibility for your life
  • Direct your life in the direction you decide, rather than leaving it to chance.

Read more about 7 Habits of highly successful mentors and meentes

How to apply

So, how does it all work? First you’ll need to think about and answer some questions such as:

  • What type of assistance do you need from  your mentor
  • What is your overall objective
  • What expectations do you have of your mentor
  • How often would you meet
  • When and where will you meet
  • What will be the ground rules for your discussion e.g. confidentiality, openness, candour, truthfulness
  • If problems arise how will they be resolved
  • How will you know when the mentoring relationship has served it purpose and needs to be terminated

Together with your mentor, you’ll agree what topics your initial meeting will focus on and make a plan for subsequent meetings.

So what are you waiting for?  Fill in the form and we’ll be in touch