Is SMart Mentoring for me?
Smart-Mentoring is the online or electronic version of mentoring. It serves the same purposes as traditional mentoring but uses technology to facilitate mentoring relationships. It may also be known as e-mentoring, cyber-mentoring or virtual mentoring.
Mentoring is the practice of developing developmental relationships between mentees and those with more experience or expertise in areas compatible with their learning needs.
In general, tele-mentors are geographically removed from their mentees and consequently develop an email, smart phone, web, or tele-conferencing relationships rather than the traditional approach.
The face to face virtual contact, made possible with smart phones and desk top applications, enables all the advantages of regular face to face meetings ~ rapport to develop, a personal relationship to be established and immediate feedback to be provided.
What do I need to start?
If you have a laptop, smartphone or tablet you can download a free app of your choosing and start straight away. We use all platforms and can provide support on what to do and how, and will find you an appropriate professional mentor.
Given the ever increasing pace of change, increasing workloads, compressed time but essential professional development demands smart mentoring offers a truly viable, affordable and sustainable learning option.
This service is for people who want to:
create new learning opportunities that are focused solely on the needs of individuals
create a mentoring culture
have access to expertise never before realised or afforded (distance no issue)
develop smart mentoring skills
You will find out here how to...
deal with instruction and advice on the simple and free technologies that are available to most people.
prepare for the process
complete a simple induction to get the most from being mentored and mentoring.
understand the skills required for smart mentoring success.
make the most of the opportunities presented.
Our intention is to take the fear out of using these new concepts and technologies, build confidence and encourage participation in learning by putting the right people in touch with each other.
Managers and those responsible for helping to deliver CPD might consider how to embed smart mentoring into their learning and business culture.
Interested in becoming a SMart Mentor or Mentee? Go to our 'Mentor' or 'Mentee' sections for more information.