Mentoring can be a valuable and mutually-beneficial relationship. For mentors it can be a chance to develop coaching skills that come in useful in leadership roles, as well as a way to pass on advice and hard-earned knowledge. For mentees, that advice can help open access to new opportunities or accelerate early career development. It can help them master new skills, or simply grow in confidence.
On Wednesday 21st June, Creative Mentor Network (CMN) partnered with YCN, who’ve been running their own mentoring programme, helping match up their members and bringing them together to learn from each other’s experiences. Bringing our networks together, we explored the benefits of mentoring for both mentors and mentees, sharing stories of successful relationships, and advice on how to get the most out of the process.