What is coaching and how might it benefit me?
- Coaching is a form of development, where you have the opportunity to reflect on work based issues and challenges, through a 1:1 conversation with a trained coach.
- Coaching helps you to widen your perspective in thinking through those challenges, so that you might move forward and take action. Performance is developed and you are made more resourceful.
- It enables you to manage workplace issues with increased confidence and find solutions to issues in a constructive manner
Coaching is available to staff via these avenues:
- Staff Coaching Service
- Executive Coaching for Senior Managers
- Coaching Skills Training for Line Managers
Interested in training to be a coach? Click here to find out about our internal coach training programme – Coaching for Success
What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool which helps staff gain a better understanding of their working environment and to progress in their careers.
It is based on a one-to-one supportive relationship, which helps to facilitate a wide range of learning and development. This mentoring relationship is outside of the direct line management relationship.
Mentoring schemes usually match a person with relevant experience (the mentor) to the staff member who can benefit from that experience (the mentee). It is a voluntary scheme which is best described by Hale (2000):
“an experienced individual, outside the reporting relationship, holds regular meetings and discussions and takes a personal interest in guiding and supporting the development of a less experienced person in progressing within and beyond their immediate role”.
STDU offers the following workshop The Effective Mentor
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