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Mentoring is a relationship between two people in which one helps the other to improve their skills and knowledge and develop professionally. Having a mentor can be valuable at any stage in your professional career, but it can be especially beneficial if you are working towards professional membership or chartered status.

Becoming a mentor

Being a mentor can be a hugely rewarding experience. If you are a professional member with the EI, becoming a mentor means that you can play your part in developing the next generation of professionals. Benefits of becoming a mentor include:

  • improved communication skills
  • personal development
  • increased professional status
  • the satisfaction of discovering/nurturing talent.

Finding a mentor

If you are working towards professional membership or chartership, or have another professional goal, a mentor can be hugely valuable in helping you on your journey. A mentor can be a colleague or someone in your wider network or branch - it can often be helpful to ask someone to mentor you with whom you already have a connection.

Benefits of working with a mentor:

  • focused career development
  • advice and guidance
  • management  skills development
  • access to networks and contacts
  • increased confidence.

Attached documents

Mentoring workshops flyer (PDF 410 Kb) [ Show summary ]

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