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. Mentoring is the practice of creating developmental relationships between mentees and those with more experience or expertise in areas compatible with their learning needs.
Tele-mentors are geographically removed from their mentees and will use smart phones, laptops, tablets etc to support the relationship. This face to face virtual contact 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.The clear advantage is that the use of modern, cheap technology, available to all, makes mentoring possible between mentors and mentees anywhere in the world and provides an opportunity for a mentoring experience that may not otherwise be possible because of constraints of time and expense of travel.
Gone are the days of time away from work and juggling complex diary commitments - mentoring is now possible conveniently at your desk - at home or work. Mentoring Smart offers a truly viable, affordable, low carbon footprint, sustainable customer friendly learning option.