Self-Check List for Mentors

By Sally Jones The focus of a good mentoring relationship is always on the formation of the mentoree.  My role as a mentor is to come alongside them and equip and empower them to move towards achieving their goals, and when I do that in a session I aim to give them my undivided attention.

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Voices: Mentoring Training 2017

  How do we journey with our mentorees as they seek to listen and discern the voice of God? Our lives are filled with myriad voices that clamour for attention. Sorting the whispers of the Spirit from the noise of the world is a constant challenge. Everyone is welcome to join us this year for

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Keeping Focus in Mentoring

by Janet Woodlock.  It’’s possible to drift in mentoring relationships. They can become a pleasant catch up, but be relatively ineffective in helping another grow personally, spiritually, and vocationally. Indeed, they can become frustrating sessions, where old issues are re-hashed with little evidence of increasing maturity or responsibility in the mentee. One of the most

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Mentoring in Groups and Between Peers: Alternatives to the One-to-One Mentoring Model

by Rick Lewis.    Where experienced, competent mentors are hard to find, a group-mentoring model may be attractive. Compared with a one-to-one approach, groups for mentoring among peers have both advantages and disadvantages. Advantages: a greater number of perspectives are available; a greater variety of ideas may be generated; members experience strong accountability due to peer

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Evaluating Your Mentoring

By Sally Jones Regularly evaluating your mentoring can be of great benefit to both those you are mentoring and yourself as a mentor. How often do you take some time out to consider how you are growing as a mentor? What skills might need a bit of polishing, or strengths could you intentionally build on?

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Conflict Competent Files and Notes

Our ACMN team enjoyed catching up with many of our subscribers, members, and friends at the Conflict Competent training last week. It was great to hear some unique input at each session and be part of the rich discussions and reflections on mentoring people in Conflict.  The Notes and Links from the seminar are listed

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Conflict Competent

Our ACMN team enjoyed catching up with many of our subscribers, members, and friends at the Conflict Competent training last week. It was great to hear some unique input at each session and be part of the rich discussions and reflections on mentoring people in Conflict.  For the full notes and links to presentations, please

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Modes of Mentoring: a tool for use in contracting

By Rick Lewis People often ask, ‘What’s the difference between mentoring and…?’ Conversations starting from that question typically emphasise the distinctives of mentoring and separate it from, for example, coaching, or spiritual direction, or supervision, or counselling or whatever. But it’s a mistake to give the impression that there are clear, agreed boundaries between these

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