What is mentoring?
The CIRO Mentoring Scheme is free for all members of the Institution. The scheme provides a managed relationship between the Mentor and the Mentee to enable:
- Knowledge sharing
- Working through professional issues
- Improvement and career development
- Provision of a sounding board or critical friend when required
- The Mentor to act as an experienced and trusted guide within the confidential relationship
The intent is not to teach, judge or necessarily to offer solutions but to provide a sounding board which will give the Mentee enough information to enable them to make the right decisions and help them develop their own professional and personal skills and resources.
Mentoring is an arrangement in which a Mentor offers on-going support and guidance to a Mentee to help the Mentee manage his or her own learning and career development (called the “Mentoring Scheme”).
To assist practitioners (“Mentees”) to develop their professional competence, achieve their learning objectives and develop their behaviours through mentoring provided by more experienced practitioners (“Mentors”).