Mentoring as a development tool
During the past month LeMaSa has been very involved in preparing mentors and mentees to make the most of their formal mentoring programmes. We have been involved in helping mentors and mentees over the past fifteen years and we have seen phenominal growth in situations where the relationship worked well. We have also seen some frustration where things did not go well. The latter can usually be ascribed to mainly two things: lack of time commitment and unclear goals.
We have built a comprehensive and integrated mentorship process to ensure that companies realise the full potential of mentorship and describe our approach in this newsletter.
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The underlying principle of our Centre approach is that delegates are the experts in their own lives and will only further develop a competency if they want to. We therefore provide the mirror for the delegates to see their current performance as well as its consequences. Principles are shared with the delegates so that they can apply the principles and experience the different outcomes as a result of the changed behaviour. The collaborative nature of the Centre means that the delegates, together with their facilitators, evaluate their performance during a simulation, directly after the specific simulation. The delegates are thus actively involved in the process of evaluating their own behaviour. Not only does this facilitate insight into the desired behaviour, but it also leads to the possibility of the delegates taking ownership of their areas needing further development and the resulting development.
The DAC process is also based on the principles of continued feedback and experiential learning to enable behaviour change. This means that delegates receive feedback on their performance during a simulation directly after each simulation. What has happened during the simulation is still fresh in the delegates’ minds and they can ask questions about what has happened during the simulation. This enables the delegates to apply what they have learned from one simulation during the next simulation.