Mentoring is one of several interventions offered within the Organisational Development Framework as part of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde approach to leadership development.
Mentoring is a method of learning that takes place within a mutually agreed and supportive partnership between two people, the mentor (or trusted adviser) and the mentee (learner). The focus of the mentoring partnership is the development of the mentee. Mentors will draw on their own experience to guide the mentee towards finding the right approach or to develop solutions to career issues.
Mentoring is found to increase staff commitment, job satisfaction and retention. The benefits are three-fold, in that mentees develop their knowledge and skills, manage their career goals, develop networks and build confidence; while mentors benefit from the satisfaction of passing on their knowledge and expertise; and the rest of the organisation benefits because of the impact on knowledge retention, talent management, commitment and engagement.
Use the link on the right to find further information on a variety of mentoring resources and initiatives.
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