How we work is changing. What we do, how we relate to colleagues, customers and clients; how we use existing tools and integrate new ones. Managers need time to reflect on the ‘now’ and consider future needs. Teams must be more involved; empowered to draw on expertise. To review and challenge existing norms, to harness new ways of working – to do more with less!
F4C know time is finite. But getting to ‘can do’ is a culture change for managers and their teams. The 2017 open programme starts with six themed modules focusing on key management issues pertinent to the changing workplace.
Workshop Effective mentoring
For Managers and team leaders
The annual appraisal, reviews performance and identifies career and other opportunities for staff development. Whilst recognising its importance, current discussion is challenging the established annual process. Is there a better method? Would more frequent reviews be better? Within this climate mentoring is becoming increasingly popular.
Mentoring is an important tool in talent management and staff retention. It’s defined as ‘supporting and encouraging people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise potential, develop their skills, improve performance and become the person they want to be.’ E Parsloe, Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring.
Work is changing. Set procedures are being challenged; teams are encouraged to work inclusively, to draw on experience to improve overall efficiency. Everyone needs less to be more.
Mentors can take on a number of different roles in the course of a mentoring relationship to meet the needs of the mentee eg coach, counsellor, adviser, role model Mentoring is proven to support staff to respond positively to change. This workshop will review mentoring, appraisal and other development tools. At the end of workshop managers will have:
• Reviewed existing performance assessment procedures.
• Understood the benefits of a mentoring programme
• Explored the different forms of mentoring
• Know the benefits of both formal and informal programmes
• Develop an action list (to do now, items to discuss/research)