Art of Mentoring – Developing People & Teams for High Performance
Organizations recognize that workforce demographics have changed dramatically in recent years, as women and members of different minority groups have joined the workforce in greater numbers. In addition, technology has automated traditional employee functions and continues to affect on-the-job performance, altering the way people see themselves within the corporate structure. With these changes, organizations are finding it difficult to recruit and retain qualified personnel. On the plus side, organizations find today’s employees exhibit a more flexible approach to work. On the minus side, employees may feel less loyalty to the organizations for which they work. Organizations now look to mentoring to implement a strategic game plan that includes:
- Professional development
- Development of a multicultural workforce
The manager-employee relationship focuses on achieving the objectives of the department and the company. A mentor-mentee relationship focuses on developing the mentee professionally and personally. The roles of manager and mentor are fundamentally different. That’s why structured mentoring programs never pair mentors with their direct reports. True mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge. “Mentoring” is a process that always involves communication and is relationship based upon mutual trust and respect.
Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be; it plays a key role in developing one’s career. This workshop aims to provide a pool of knowledge to anyone interested in the topic of mentoring. It will also equip participants with practical tools which will help to master the skills as mentor, or interest as mentee.
- Relationship Skills.
- Meta-Communication Skills.
- Managing Conflict.
- Goal-oriented/Problem Solving.
- Modelling Behaviours.
- Emotional Competence.
- Human Development.
- Be-aware of common mentoring myths..
- Understand the difference between buddy-system, coaching-system & mentoring-system.
- What is a mentor? And what is a mentee?
- Understand how a successful profile of a mentor and a mentee should be: the main characteristics.
- Realize how mentoring is profitable for the companies, the mentors and the mentee, based on results.
- Know when an organization is ready to start a formal mentoring program, choose a mentoring program manager and consider a supervisor.
- Learn about the different types of corporate mentoring models and techniques.
- Mentoring roles and responsibility for the mentor, the mentee and eventually the supervisor.
Practice with a case study.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
This workshop is highly relevant to:
- HR and human capital professionals.
- Team leaders, Managers.
- Other parties involved in employee development.
- Academics, trainers, consultants, Career and Executive Coaches.
“Impactful workshop, creates self-awareness and provides insight into mentoring techniques. The trainer was clean, engaging, effective & entertaining.”
-Lecturer, Nanyang Polytechnic
“Good Connection and interesting lesson.”
– Manager, Seletar Country Club
– Manager, Ministry of Education
ABOUT THE TRAINER
NLP Master Practitioner
Leonardo is an energetic Training Facilitator, Relationships Counsellor & Personal Coach whose sense of humour together with his relaxed and confident style can be of real inspiration to his clients and audiences.
In the corporate environment he is an expert in the area of ‘Communication-Relationships at Work’ & ‘Emotional Competence’. He brings to his clients his creativity and experience in the business world, blended with the wisdom and experience gained through his own life challenges and his several studies in the area of human development.
By combining his knowledge in Psychology, Counselling and NLP coaching techniques, together with his long term business experience in the corporate world, Leonardo has the capacity to help people, business executives and companies to create solutions to today’s challenges of retention, recruitment, work-life balance, stress, relationship conflict and burnout. Leonardo’s passion is to promote cultures where individuals thrive to be efficient and productive, while taking care of their health and wellbeing.
Leonardo has twenty years of professional experience as a senior executive in the corporate business. A native Italian, he has lived in Singapore since 1995, and traveled extensively for business in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. Through his international exposure, he has developed a deep understanding of several cultures, becoming a real expert in multiculturalism.
Leonardo has trained people from:
NUS – National University of Singapore; The Esplanade; RC Hotels Pte Ltd; SMU – Singapore Management University; EMA (Energy-Market-Authority) Singapore; Nanyang Polytechnic; Quintiles East Asia Pte Ltd; Sanofi-Aventis Singapore Pte Ltd; Singapore Prison Service; Seagate Technology International; Apple Computer Singapore; Bovis Lend Lease Asia; National Heritage Board; Republic Polytechnic; McGraw-Hill Education (Asia); Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd; DSO National Laboratories; Keppel FELS Ltd; Visentic Solutions Pte Ltd; Caterpillar Asia; Cosmos Chemical (S) Co Pte Ltd – Singapore; JTC Corporation Singapore; Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd; DHL In-House Consulting; OUB Bank; NTUC; Philips; Reuters Singapore; Rider Levett Bucknall – Singapore; Siemens Medical Instruments; Philip Morris Singapore Pte Ltd; SMRT Taxi; SIM – Singapore Institute of Management; Singapore Customs; DMG Singapore; DBS Bank; Total Oil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd; Zuellig Pharma Singapore; Lantiq Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.; SingTel – Singapore