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SYT Coaching and Development Ltd provides 1:1 mentoring for senior management where this is more desired or appropriate than having an in-house mentor. We also provide a Mentoring Skills for Mangers one day Training course, with follow-up.

"Superior to any previous mentoring training I have received. I’ve benefited immensely from all sessions particularly in the sphere of self confidence to consider mentoring mentees whether or not they are colleagues".

Allan McIlwaine, Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Wikipedia  describes “mentoring” as a process that always involves communication and is relationship based, but the precise definition is elusive. There are two basic types of mentoring involving the training and development process that we wil consider.

  1. Mentor for new-starts. In this case, a more experienced person, not necessarily one of the people high up in the company hierarchy but high enough “sponsors” a new employee, giving them a polite tour of the corporate culture.
  2. Mentor for the high-potential staff member . Usually, when we think of mentoring, we think of this kind, where specially selected employees are offered the opportunity to develop a relationship with a senior leader.

The new-start mentor, as a mid-level employee, has nothing to lose and everything to gain if he treats his own mentee to real training, and guides him or her in the same way as the higher-level mentor; and his mentee is likely to see the benefit in receiving it..

Both fit the general definition: “Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the mentee).”