We have a consistent feed of reviews and ratings to show the Sentiment of interactions, which motivates others and generates confidence.
The engagement was well prepared and interesting. Our discussion ventured carefully and confidently into the unknown territory with an open mind for discovery and with the expectation of finding new professional experience.
Ruth is a great mentor, she genuinely wanted to help and guide younger architects like myself and her advice was valuable and encouraging
Communicating with my mentee has helped me appreciate the issues and needs of the people working in my own practice, and has helped me understand their ambitions and challenges better, and communicate with them better too.
Very good. We talked about a path to achieve my goals and the overall energy was great.
Rob was very generous and accomodating. He was happy to share valiable information and hard earned wisdom. I highly recommend his mentorship.
Raising the bar of architectural standards, we're building a community of architects committed to the significant role of the profession in creating better communities.
We support the professional growth of our members by providing them access to a wide range of practical resources, a voice on local and national policy setting, and opportunities for continuous learning.
To date, we've had 912 participants join this program, and it has become a significant member benefit for our organisation.
Before our Mentoring Program, there was minimal support offered to our newly graduated members. Entering a new industry can be daunting, and leveraging the community’s expertise and experience is one way to lift the industry as a whole.
With members nation-wide, we wanted everyone to have the opportunity to engage and connect in ways that were inclusive to all, no matter where they reside.
Our mentoring program was initiated in March 2020 and has been incredibly successful in helping our members connect and network with others who share their goals and expertise.
The Mentorloop platform has provided an excellent opportunity for members to engage with one another and has proven especially helpful for emerging graduates seeking employment opportunities.
To date, we’ve had 912 participants join this program, and it has become a significant member benefit for our organisation.
It has provided another service to all of our members ranging from students to experienced professionals.
Looking to the Future
At the moment we reach about 7% of our membership base – we have ambitions to expand our program’s reach to all institute members, creating a more extensive resource support group within the program.
The right mentoring program should level the playing field to empower entire cohorts of people: workplaces, member associations, social groups and educational institutions. Equality should be a cherished value so that every individual can thrive—whoever they are, whatever their background, however they worship or whomever they love. But we can’t arrive at equality without it’s often forgotten partner, equity.
Being a Mentoring Program Coordinator is an incredibly rewarding experience that positively impacts the lives of many. And while mentoring programs don’t fully run themselves (even though Mentorloop can do a great deal of the heavy lifting!), they do require a point of contact that can steer the program in the right direction for the organisation that is running one.
This is Part 8 of our 10-part series on the 10 Key Qualities and Habits of a Highly Effective Mentor.
In this post, we’ll look at how mentors can successfully build quality feedback into their mentoring. Quality feedback is priceless because it clarifies expectations, helps people learn from their mistakes, and builds confidence. It also allows mentees to more effectively take what their mentors say and turn it into action.