What's In it for Mentor's?
This I&I forum raises this and other questions, presents findings from research, and asks what mentor outcomes or individual change can be or should be reasonably requested, and asks how can you measure mentor outcomes.
Commonly, mentoring is represented in terms of the mentor selflessly giving to the mentee. When in fact, if mentors don’t derive benefits “… relationships are at greater risk for early termination.” Understanding mentor benefit beyond the amorphous “I gained more than my mentee” may open a door to reducing early closures and increasing mentor retention.
As a bonus, Elizabeth Noll an MSW candidate, will share the results of her qualitative research which focused on the Effects of Mentoring on the Mentor.
GoToMeeting Access: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/288962925
Dial in: (571) 317-3122 Code: 288-962-925
MWW invites mentoring program staff to take an hour away from your overflowing plates of tasks to sit back and dig into innovations, research, and questions with your peers. Each I&I session starts with a short presentation followed by participants’ questions and ideas. There is no commitment to participate in the full series; you can participate in a single session, a few, or all sessions.
April 18: What's In it For Mentors?
June 20: Developmental Relationships for Mentoring: Helping Mentors and Program Staff be “Present”
August 15: Communicating Your Data Effectively: Is a Pie Chart a Good Communicator?
October 17: TBD by February, April and June participants
December 19: TBD by February, April and June participants
Questions: Janet Heubach, Deputy Director for Programs 425-679-5561; email@example.com