Get Mentoring is a UK wide initiative to train thousands of volunteer business mentors so that they are available to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The idea is that everyone that signs goes on to volunteer for at least an hour a month as a mentor for two years. This could be online mentoring, over the phone or face to face depending on the way in which that individual chooses to mentor. The free training consists of the Introduction to Enterprise Mentoring course that can be completed at one of the 4 hour workshops running across the UK or online in one or two evenings.
People from across the UK at many different stages of their working life are completing the free mentor training from Get Mentoring. It's great PR- communicate to your potential clients and others that you're also willing to support the wider business community through mentoring and they'll know your business is caring! You'll learn as much as the people you mentor and it could help you revisit activities in your business and give you an increased insight into projects with business clients. Even a very small time commitment from you could make a huge difference to someone starting out.
This initiative can also help to widen your contacts and introduce you to a whole range of new people from different sectors and backgrounds including fellow mentors, future mentees and potential clients interested in finding how your mentoring skills add value to your business.
If you would like to sign up as a volunteer mentor and complete the training visit: www.getmentoring.org.
Posted: 16 November 2012
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