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Why Mentoring?

The origins of mentoring can be traced back to ancient Greece as a technique to impart social, spiritual, and personal values to people.

Mentoring relationships may range from loosely defined, informal associations in which a mentee learns by observing and examples, to structured formal agreements between expert and novice co-mentors where each develops professionally through two-way transfer of knowledge and viewpoints.

Whether the relationship is deemed formal or informal, the goal of mentoring is to provide career advice as well as both professional and personal enrichment.

Purpose

Having a mentor offers an easier, better and more focused path to learn things which were primarily learned through experience and observation instead of guidance.

Mentoring is a not a one way road! It is truly a win-win-win situation.

  • It helps the (mentee) become more proficient with his/her work and develop new skills
  • It is good for the mentor to "give back" by sharing wisdom
  • It helps the institution/company by developing well-rounded, knowledgeable professionals

Importance

Mentoring complements training. It is much more about coaching and counseling.

The training we do is primarily about functional things - the How To stuff!

Mentoring deals with qualitative and subjective parts - giving constructive criticism, dealing with frustration, handling disappointment, behaving with humility and compassion, etc.

Being a good mentor is not an easy task. It also takes an emotional commitment that is very much like parenting, where we teach a child to be successful (even when the "child"- "mentee" doesn't feel that he/she needs this guidance).

MENTOR

Akhilesh K. Chavan

Studied in Convent of Jesus & Mary, Baroda.

Bachelor of Arts (Economics) - 1974 Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda

Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) - 1976 Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda

28 Years Experience in the area of Human Resource Management in various Manufacturing Industries.

Seven Years experience in Management Training / Teaching (MBA Colleges)

Recently Conducted Training Programs

Negotiation Skills in Panasonic Energy Ltd. (Novino)

Communication Skills in Euprexia

Transition from Campus To Corporate, Baroda Institute of Management Studies