When Mentoring relationships weaken or fail, it is often because the Mentor takes over the sessions, doing most of the talking and thinking for the Mentee, rather than using expertise to help the Mentee find their own answers and insights.
The Thinking Environment Mentoring process turns this around. With this Mentoring approach, the Mentee is in charge and is the focus, using the session to do their own thinking with the expert skill of the Mentor. They then also use this process to learn from the Mentor in ways that keep the Mentee in charge. Both parties find the sessions deeply rewarding.
The Time to Think Mentoring group programme takes place over 2 days with 4 quarterly half-day workshops to develop the mentoring relationship into a true Thinking Environment.
In addition, there are 12 (monthly) 2-hour sessions for Mentor and Mentee develop their relationship.
When Mentoring pairs can learn this process together and meet quarterly for a few hours to advance their skill, share their experiences and consider interesting issues as a group, the Mentoring experience is enriched even further.
Copyright 2010 by Nancy Kline
If you are interested in enrolling in this programme, please email us and we will be in touch with possible dates.