"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." John C Crosby
Mentorship is a relationship in which a
more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced
or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person
being mentored, but they must have a certain area of expertise. It is a
learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and
someone who wants to learn.
It includes general
mentoring which focuses on personal growth or experts and specialist mentors in
specific areas. It also includes mentoring of mentors.
All it takes is 2-3 hours a month and using digital communication tools such as WhatsApp, Skype, email and others. Mentees in South Africa connect via tablets and cell phones.
Mentors can choose their mentees and vice versa via our portal.
Extensive support is provided for mentors in the Resource Centre such as forums, documents, e-books, webinars, podcasts. A "pay it forward" and growth mind set of sharing and continual improvement is encourage by mentors.
Achievers and role models are identified and fast tracked into leadership roles. They are acknowledged in the Awards Centre.
Corporates enlist their employees to play a role in the process through their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) or volunteering programme. Employees play a role in the area of their experience and preference and at the level of their comfort.