Mentoring

Following Two-Day Training, trainees are invited to sign up for Mentoring from a member of our Leadership Group who has attended the Six-Day Training course run by Citizens UK.

The expectation is that each trainee will meet with their mentor up to four times, at mutually convenient dates/times/locations, over the following six months.  The trainee is expected to initiate these meetings, appreciating that the mentor is volunteering their time as a mentor.

The aim of this mentoring is to strengthen leadership at different levels of Citizens:mk and beyond, especially by broadening relational networks.

The remit of the mentor is to:

  • ask open questions and listen to the challenges which the trainee faces as a community leader (see below some useful questions)
  • refer to the tools of community organising, especially the stick person, 121 and power analysis
  • suggest other contacts within the Citizens:mk network for you to link with as appropriate.

These meetings are confidential.  The Community Organiser should be informed only that the meeting has taken place.

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Any questions about the scheme should be referred to the Community Organiser.

USEFUL QUESTIONS FOR MENTOR TO ASK

  • What issue makes you angry?
  • What is your vision for change?
  • Who holds the power to make the change?
  • What is the power-holder’s interest?
  • What action will get his/her attention and commitment to your agenda?
  • Who is in your team?
  • Which followers, peer leaders and/or power holders have you had 121s with?
  • How are you developing team members?
  • How are you scheduling your time?
  • What support do you need?
  • Who will you have a 121 with next?
  • What will you tell me about at our next meeting?

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