Revaluating Mentorship In The Digital Age
Everybody has contacts. Not everybody has contacts that count. In a world where the need for human interactions and knowledge exchange deepens, there is also need to foster highly impactful and transformational relationships.
Research has shown that only a fraction of people intuitively know how to convert their existing contacts into highly engaging, and highly impactful networks.
Networking is considered as an essential professional competency for entrepreneurs and career professionals at all levels.
Beyond networking, there is a need to deepen conversations that create, cultivate and capitalize on the cross-functional relationships that get things done, affect the bottom line and transform their individual perspectives.
Mentorship is a personal enhancement strategy whereby an experienced person facilitates personal development in an inexperienced individual by sharing knowledge, resources, wisdom and insight in order for the recipient to minimize risks and mistakes in their career or enterprise endeavors.
In a world where we are connected by the power of technology, mentoring conversations and relationships can be fostered across any distance. This can be achieved real time or asynchronously.
However, there is a huge challenge amongst African professionals in the best possible way to reach out to their role models via the internet and convert them into mentors. There is also a common challenge in prospective mentors knowing the best practice and tools available in facilitating personal development via social media and technology platforms.
This Master Class will birth an awareness and possibility of engaging in quality mentoring relationships online and help the participants to foster mentoring practices offline and online.
Revaluating Mentorship in The Digital Age helps participants to identify with, connect and attract their dream mentors without having to chase after them. It simplifies the process involved in the search for mentors by using relevant technology.
Participants will learn how to differentiate developmental relationships: Knowing the roles Trainers, Coaches, Counselors, Role Models and Mentors play in their careers. Participants will learn how the available technology and social tools that can be optimised for telementoring.
At the program, participants will learn how to transform their reality by attracting quality mentors and leveraging on those relationships. Mentoring participants will learn how to identify suitable candidates for mentoring and how to nurture and deliver quality relationships.
Participants would also be engaged in real time interactive sessions where they will role play peer mentoring
Commonly asked questions that this program will address:
- How do I foster quality mentoring relationships and leverage on them to my advantage?
- What role does technology play with respect to developing and facilitating mentoring
- How do I attract my dream mentors without having to chase after them or seem desperate
considering their busy schedules?
- How do I make the case for a functional mentoring program within my organization?
The quickest way to transform potential into human capital is through developmental relationships foremost of which is mentorship.
Using technology for developmental relationships particularly mentoring will go a long way to transforming Africa’s potential into capital. The various social media tools can be used for positive engagement and social good. So, our focus would be how to connect with mentors or mentees easily by using effective online and offline methods. Our secondary focus would be how to effectively deliver a quality mentoring relationship via the internet.
Social media makes connection easy. Beyond technology, participants would be given the knowledge and tools required to connect with their mentors/ mentees, convert the process into a functional and long term developmental relationship.
Who should attend this session?
- Urban Professionals
- Subject Matter Experts
- Aspiring and Established Entrepreneurs
- Public Sector Officials
- Top Level Executives
What Delegates Will Learn
What mentorship is and what it is not
8 Styles of Mentoring
Utilizing Social Media For Developmental Relationships
Raising A Vibrant Web Based Community
Sustainable Mentoring Relationships
Mentoring “Hot Spots”: Where to Find Available Mentors and Mentees
Introduction to Workplace Mentoring
Knowledge Exchange, Knowledge Transfer, Knowledge Sharing
Overview of Cloud Based Mentoring Applications
Transiting From Digital To Physical ( Building Physical Interactions from Digital Connections )
Mentoring Case Studies