The deadline for registrations for mentors and mentees on Society for Education and Training’s (SET) new Mentoring programme is fast approaching.
Building on the e-learning Introduction to Mentoring programme, the Education and Training Foundation’s membership organisation, SET, is launching a mentoring service, to provide support and encouragement to members facing work or career decisions, opportunities or dilemmas.
As part of the service SET is setting up a register of mentors, which will consist of members who are highly experienced and skilled in their chosen fields who also have experience of coaching and mentoring.
It will also be offering a matching service to link potential mentors with mentees. In the early stages it may not always be possible to geographically link people but it is hoped that mentoring via skype or telephone will be a positive alternative to face-to-face sessions.
Mentor registration from opened on 4 December 2017 and will close on 10 January 2018.
Places for this first round of mentoring are limited to 30 mentors and any mentors meeting the eligibility criteria, who are not allocated in this round will be placed on the register for the future.
Mentee registration opened on 18 December, with the deadline for mentee registration is 26 January.
Places are limited to 30 mentees for this first round of mentoring.
Early next month, the mentor/mentee matching process will be carried out and mid-February will see the first meetings take place, these are likely to be virtual meetings via Skype of telephone.
Linda Carter, SET Mentoring Associate, said: “There is much evidence to show that a good mentor can make a positive difference to anyone working on their professional development. At the same time, the opportunity provides a mutually beneficial experience for mentors to enhance their skills in supporting and developing others, and provide new perspectives on their own practice.”