Smart Mentoring for HE Technical Staff at the NTDC National Technicians Development Centre
If ever there was a group of staff that could 'own' SMart Mentoring, then Technical Staff must be it.
Technical staff are the link between academic staff and their research, learning and teaching and fee paying students. They also have huge managerial and supervisory responsibilities from the management of students, staff and projects.
Smart Mentoring is an opportunity to be mentored at distance by experts and specialists with knowledge of techniques, equipment, tools and new innovations, but also with mentors that have an understanding of front line issues faced on almost a daily basis and relevant soft skills that can support effective day to day delivery.
Using phone, computer and tablet technology for remote SMart Mentoring still allows for live labs, demonstrations, equipment usage and sharing real live techniques in action.
SMart Mentoring is a professional development tool, and therefore issues such as improving teaching and learning, strengthening coaching techniques, working effectively with students in the front line, being the first point of contact for students who may have health and/or stress issues and of course quality matters can also be covered.
Contact NTDC now to discuss how Smart Mentoring can support the development of Technical Professionals.