GSTT’s Mentorship Programme 2017
The GSTT’s mentorship programme is designed to support personal growth and career development of its participants in the Energy Industry. It will be a mutually enriching relationship between mentor and mentee and will offer participants both structure and flexibility.
Who is a mentor?
A mentor is an experienced individual who guides and assists another to attain new abilities and understandings, and achieve his/her potential.
- Volunteers time to develop and support others
- Is patient and supportive: Creates a candid relationship, while building trust and confidence with the mentee.
- Actively listens and encourages
- Understands what is important to the mentee, exploring their skills and ambitions
- Is trustworthy and will treat these discussions as confidential
Benefits of mentoring
- Develop and practise leadership and management qualities
- Increased self confidence and higher visibility within their profession and the industry.
- Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
- Improve communication and personal skills
- Uncover a hidden talent.
- Enhance CV
His/her attitude towards personal growth and commitment to the programme is key. The mentee should
- Have common interests with the mentor
- Understand that the role of the mentor is to challenge, encourage and support, but not to provide answers
- Be prepared to actively engage with the mentor
- Be open to ideas, suggestions and different perspectives
Benefits of being a Mentee
- The opportunity to tap into industry experience and gain new insights/different perspectives
- Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
- Develop your communication, study and personal skills
- Grow your network
It is expected that over the 3 month period, the mentor/mentee will engage a minimum of 5 times to achieve the objectives outlined above. Additional coaching sessions on expectations will be coordinated by the GSTT.
Relationships that start with a clear ‘learning contract’ are generally the most rewarding.
- It is important that ground-rules are established at the beginning of the relationship, to avoid misunderstanding later on. These may include the timings and format of the meetings, the anticipated length of the commitment and method of communication.
- Responsibilities and expected outcomes should be discussed at an early stage. It is important to state any specific results the mentee hopes to gain from the relationship and how these will be measured.
- Participants MUST not discuss/disclose company information. Any breach of this agreement will result in an immediate suspension from the programme.
Interested or would like to know more
Register by email to Ronnie Ameerali (Ronnie.firstname.lastname@example.org) (Limited spaces available)
Closing Ceremony: 15th September 2017- debating on whether to join with a Tech session or not. More details on the closing to follow within the next month