Mentoring is an alternative approach to a traditional workshop or training program. It allows for the tailoring of content and approaches to the needs of the individual. Mentoring can be a one-to-one or one-to-many approach, which means a team of staff can participate in a Program.
Mentoring begins with a planning conversation to discuss what your learning needs and interests are and the ways in which these needs can be met.
After one or two meetings your Mentor will produce a Plan which outlines the different learning areas, what activities willoccur and what the outcomes will be for you. Depending on what it is you need other FPC staff with specialist skills may contribute– however, engagement will always be led by one key staff member who will guide the mentoring journey.
Mentoring can focus on any of the service areas in which we undertake consultancy (research, evaluation, design, training) and be introductory or in-depth. The purpose is to explicitly meet the learning needs identified by you.
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We understand that organisations in all different sectors have constantly shifting and varied needs – professional development of staff, research projects or needs analysis, evaluations or design/re-design of services and programs.
Our secondments offering has been developed to meet this diverse range of needs and is a blend of our normal consultancy services, mentoring and training work. This normally involves an FPC staff member spending time in your office – between one and three days a week – working with your organisation on a variety of projects over a period of time.
They could be, for example, leading or working on an evaluation of a project for your organisation, while also delivering capacity and capability building activities in-house for your staff.
The emphasis is on offering a blend of services in the most efficient manner possible and embedding these in your organisation. The advantage of this service is that the staff member is able to contribute to other services you may require – for example, advice on other projects, designs or methods. At its core, this service provides in-house expertise and capacity that your organisation can draw on to meet whatever needs there are.
As the staff member is based in your office it also means that the costs are much lower and as such it may be a more useful and cost-effective solution for your organisation.
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