Following our first 'mentor scheme' we were able to match over 20 people with a mentor. With our latest cohorts getting underway we're looking to see if we can do the same again. We created a DPG Mentoring Group with some hints & tips and a place for both mentors and mentorees to chat and share. Take a look.
One of the things that we know is important and can make such a difference to personal & professional development is to have and/or be a mentor.
We recommend that all our students have a mentor and have some support throughout their programmes. This isn't just to provide help and advice about the qualification but it also provides an opportunity to discuss all things HR / L&D with someone who is more experienced and someone who can share ideas and thoughts on a range of topics. It's hard to find a great mentor but we believe we have so much potential in this community from existing and past students and our wider networks.
Having a mentor is a great support and so helpful but being a mentor is a deeply rewarding and worthwhile experience and it is also something great to have on your CV.
You can read more about working with a mentor in this great blog post from Joss Anderson
Have you recently finished your CIPD Qualifications? Would you be willing to mentor someone who is going through a qualification now?
We already have people who are in need of a mentor - can you fit the bill?
What happens next?
The DPG team are keen to help and encourage those who want to get more from either having a mentor or becoming a mentor. We will match and link people together so you can have an initial chat and work out if you can work together. What happens after that is up to you.
We will use the DPG Community as a support network and if anyone is interested in getting involved as a mentor we'd love to hear from you in the comments below.
If you need a Mentor then again register your interest and let us know in comments below - we can't promise to match everyone but we will do out best, the more we have the easier it is!
Hope you can get involved, we look foward to hearing from you.