This programme offers an experiential approach to assisting leaders in becoming highly effective mentors as well as organisations in developing effective mentoring programmes that build a mentoring mindset as a basis for a strong learning orientation.
We live in times characterised by an unprecedented rate of change. The resulting increased uncertainty and ambiguity demands new perspectives on roles and competencies of leaders. Against this backdrop, how do we as leaders nurture and guide our employees to unleash their full potential and in turn achieve sustainable organisational success?
It appears that leaders who are poised to succeed in this environment are more adaptive, flexible, innovative, agile and resilient. As a result, our ability to build learning organisations in which the rate of learning exceeds the rate of change appears critical to enable us to move beyond surviving to thriving.
This programme highlights the role of leader as mentor. It shifts the concept of mentoring as a traditional teaching relationship, in which the master teaches the apprentice, to one in which a learning partnership is created between the mentor and mentee. Wisdom-building is the focus – spanning the mentor's role as the enabler of discovery and insight generation on the one hand and the gifting of pearls of wisdom on the other. The mentor acts as a learning catalyst as opposed to the dispenser of knowledge and experience.