Mentoring (English)

Mentoring (English)

Free

About this course

Mentoring

Many small steps – instead of one big leap

With mentoring, mentors pass on their knowledge and experience to mentees. Mentors have a specific professional or personal knowledge lead and help mentees in their development, as sparring partners, and/or in a specific topic of expertise.

The most important aspect of the mentoring program is the development of mentees. They set the tone for the program: How do I want to benefit from the program? What are my own goals and how can I achieve them? What development opportunities are attractive to me? The motto is to define goals as concretely and specifically as possible. The mentor provides support, offers insight into his or her own experience, and offers an outside perspective on the mentee’s questions.

The mentoring program starts once a year and lasts 12 months. You can find more detailed information about the process below.

Note: The mentoring is aimed exlusively at the employees of the TX Group. External registrations will not be considered.

“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

Jack Welch

Contents

What are the topics of the mentoring? This is entirely up to the mentee. The mentee is then assigned a mentor who is familiar with these topics. A wide range of topics can be covered in this way. Here are a few mentee examples that have been worked on in previous mentoring programs:

  • I am new to the role as a team lead and would like to discuss my questions about leadership topics with an experienced leader
  • I am new to marketing and I am looking for guidance from someone who already has a lot of experience with it
  • I have high ambitions and am looking for an exchange with another woman who has already made her way in a male-dominated environment
  • I am already very experienced and have been with TX Group for a long time. I am looking for someone with a young, fresh viewpoint to discuss my ideas with
  • I am looking for someone with an outside view with whom I can discuss my career path and get advice to determine my future steps

Mentees

Benefit

As a mentee, the mentoring program will encourage you to consider your professional and personal development. Mentoring can help you reflect on your goals and tackle them consistently. You will be supported to act self-confidently and to take on new challenges. You can also talk openly with your mentor about personal issues, wishes and weaknesses, as you are not hierarchically dependent and the discussions are confidential.

Responsibilities

As a mentee, you are responsible for yourself and your development at all times during the program. At the beginning of the program, you define your professional and/or personal goals and your expectations of the mentor’s support. You pursue your goals consistently and initiate the exchange with your mentor. As experience shows, your goals may change as a result of the discussions; however, the responsibility always remains with you. Your own initiative is therefore crucial for success in the mentoring program.

Requirements

Mentees are employees from all TX companies who would like to develop themselves further and who are looking for a regular exchange to do so. They are open to new things and willing to work on themselves.

There is no age limit and we would especially like to encourage our female employees to participate in the program!

Mentors

Benefit

As a mentor, you are a sparring partner and consultant to your mentee. You pass on your experience or expertise. Through the discussions, you gain a deeper insight into the topics and opinions of your mentee and are thus also encouraged to reflect on yourself. Who knows – your participation as a mentor may even provide new motivation for your own development steps.

Responsibilities

As a mentor, you act as a role model and have an advisory function. Your tasks include passing on your knowledge and giving concrete tips, reporting on your own experiences, supporting mentees in their development, and ensuring that they pursue their goals realistically. It is important that you create the opportunity for open, appreciative conversations and a good basis of trust.

Requirements

Mentors are inspiring people from all TX companies who have the time and motivation to support a mentee in their development through regular exchange over the course of a year. This involves exchanges on content-related or personal topics, but also the offer to expand the mentee’s network by providing concrete contacts.

There is no age limit and we would especially like to encourage female leaders to join as mentors to share their experiences with others!

“People’s wisdom is not measured by their experience, but their ability to experience.”

George Bernhard Shaw

Process

The process is straightforward and uncomplicated:

  1. Registration: Register as a mentor or as a mentee (see registration form below). We will then find a suitable mentor for all mentees.
  2. Kick-Off: At the kick-off, you will meet your mentee or mentor for the first time. Here you will also receive an introduction and practical support for a successful mentoring program. Together you define the goals you want to work on.
  3. Mentoring: During 12 months you will stay in contact and work on your relevant topics. You determine the number and duration of meetings and the type of exchange. The process is self-organized.
  4. Completion: After 12 months, the program is completed. We are curious about your experiences and will send you a feedback form. Upon request, we will gladly issue a confirmation of participation for you.

Costs

  • Costs for this program are covered by contributions from the companies.
  • Further costs (travel costs, etc.) may be charged to your account in accordance with the applicable expense regulations.

Support

Annebelle Smolders, People and Organization Development TX Group

Further Questions

If you have any further questions, the MissionX team is happy to help: mission.x@tx.group

Registration

The mentoring program starts once per year. Registration ran through March 25, 2022, for a start in May 2022. The next cycle will follow in Spring 2023.

Note: The mentoring is aimed exlusively at the employees of the TX Group. External registrations will not be considered.