- Nurturing talent and growing capabilities
- Gaining satisfaction from helping a colleague to develop
- Unlocking potential
- Be instrumental in a career transition
- Contributes to CPD
The IRO Mentoring Scheme is free for all members of the Institution. The scheme provides a managed relationship between the Mentor and the Mentee to enable:
The intent is not to teach, judge or necessarily to offer solutions but to provide a sounding board which will give the Mentee enough information to enable them to make the right decisions and help them develop their own professional and personal skills and resources.
Mentoring is an arrangement in which a Mentor offers on-going support and guidance to a Mentee to help the Mentee manage his or her own learning and career development (called the “Mentoring Scheme”).
To assist practitioners (“Mentees”) to develop their professional competence, achieve their learning objectives and develop their behaviours through mentoring provided by more experienced practitioners (“Mentors”).
Mentoring can be extremely effective in helping individuals to improve their skill set – both for Mentors and Mentees, as both parties will experience personal development through their involvement in the mentoring relationship. In the case of the Mentee they will, amongst other things, learn from someone with either more or different experience to their own. Mentors will have an opportunity to hone their leadership skills, learn new approaches and see different perspectives and challenges.
The new IRO Mentoring online platform enable Mentors and Mentees to easily sign up and start their Mentoring Relationship on one easy to use platform.
It has been developed to provide a better managed relationship between the Mentor and the Mentee to encourage knowledge sharing, best practice, improve skills and competencies.
The Mentoring Scheme is a service provided by the IRO and participants (Mentors and Mentees) must be members of the IRO.
Mentees – IRO members at any level can apply to become a Mentee
Mentors – Only those at either Member or Fellow level are qualified to become Mentors
To join IRO as a member please click here to register. If your organisation is a corporate member of the Institution you can join for free, simply select your organisation upon registration.
Step 1: To apply simply click here
Step 2: Click on ‘create account now’
Step 3: Select to either be a Mentor or Mentee and complete the remaining details
Step 4: When your account is created, please wait for your account to be verified by IRO admin
Step 5: Once verified, you will be promoted to create your profile to get started