Mentoring Program

Exciting news!!!

We are very happy to announce that we have just lanched the mentoring program for 2021.

This program will be available to those members who need that extra support. Particularly, this will be helpful for new members to help them get settled into the Toastmasters journey.

Please note our existing informal system of 360 feedback during our coffee session will remain in place for those who prefer a more rounded guidance/feedback. 

The Mentorship Program is completely voluntary.
Mentoring is a two way learning experience, and this is a great opportunity for us to grow and develop mentoring skills while helping a fellow member achieve their goals.

What will the Mentorship Program cover?

The Mentoring Program covers the following areas:

Mentorship AreaWhat does it cover?
New members joining the club If a new member requests for a mentor, a senior member of the club who is willing to dedicate time towards mentoring will be assigned as a dedicated mentor.
Mentor to guide new members through Pathways Level 1 till completion of level 1.
After completion of level it is at discretion of both mentor and mentee to continue the dedicated mentoring relationship. 
Existing experienced memberIf an experienced member requests for mentorship, a senior of the club  who is willing to dedicate time towards mentoring will be assigned as a dedicated mentor.
Mentor and Mentee to discuss the needs and agree on a plan.
Working Group – Debate MentoringIf a member wants to get mentor advice regarding debating skills, members can reach out to the working group in email or can ask in person.

This program is only for ad hoc, once in a while or one time advice from the working group
Working Group – Impromptu Speaking MentoringIf a member wants to get mentor advice regarding impromptu speaking skills, members can reach out to the working group in email or can ask in person.
This program is only for ad hoc, once in a while or one time advice from the working group
Working Group – Navigating Pathways &
other Pathways related questions
If a member needs help with Pathways, members can reach out to the working group in email or can ask in person. 
This program is only for ad hoc, once in a while or one time advice from the working group

What is expected from me if I volunteer to become a mentor?

A mentor will need to:

  • Give time to the mentee, could be over a coffee at Dougherty centre or on a phone call at a mutually agreed time, or could be even over emails. Completely flexible, whatever works! It could be as little as 15 minutes a week or as much as both parties are able to invest!
  • Offer advice and guide the mentee
  • Answer any questions
  • Provide feedback about how the relationship is working to the VPEs and VPM

Please refer to “Mentor Assignment Notice” for complete details of activities required by a mentor under “Resources” section in link provided below.

What is in it for me? What benefits will I get?

Mentoring has many benefits! It is a skill in itself! 

  • Improve your interpersonal and communication skills
  • Develop leadership and management skills
  • Positively impact another person’s career and gain personal satisfaction
  • Increase your confidence and motivation

How will a mentee get assigned to a mentor?

Assignment of mentor mentee relationship will be a consultative process. We understand giving time is a big ask hence mentors will be assigned only after discussions with willing members based on their capacity.

Next steps

The success of this program depends on the support received for this initiative within the club;

  • As a prerequisite we would like to know if you are keen to become a mentor
  • If you cannot commit time to a dedicated mentor mentee relationship, you can decide to be a mentor in a working group!

Refer to link below for more info.

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