Workshop will share knowledge and research on developing effective mentoring schemes

Monday, 24 April 2017

STAMINa mentoring workshop

Staff from Oxford Brookes University are holding a free workshop on Thursday 27 April for those interested in launching or developing a mentoring scheme

The workshop is part of the STAMINa Mentoring Network project which builds upon the expertise and research interests of a team based across three local Universities – Oxford Brookes University, University of Oxford and University of Reading. This project is funded by a successful award made from the University of Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account on Sharing Good Practice in Developing Sustainable Mentoring Schemes.’

Dr Judie Gannon, Senior Lecturer in the Business School and member of the International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University said: “The STAMINa Mentoring Network is for all organisations, regardless of size or sector, and whether you are thinking about running a new mentoring scheme within an organisation, a scheme across several organisations or even developing an existing scheme. 

The STAMINa Mentoring Network is for all organisations, regardless of size or sector, and whether you are thinking about running a new mentoring scheme within an organisation, a scheme across several organisations or even developing an existing scheme.

Dr Judie Gannon, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes Business School

“We have a variety of organisations involved in sharing their experiences and we hope the workshop will provide a valuable learning experience and networking opportunity for delegates.”

The workshop will include sessions on the principles of sustainable mentoring schemes, managing mentoring scheme data and developing effective mentoring resources. There will be interactive sessions and an ‘ask the panel’ plenary at the end of the day. 

The workshop will also will also see the launch of the case studies, frequently asked questions and mentoring resources which have been developed by the Network, available through the STAMINa website. 

The STAMINa project team have worked with one of the eight Programme to Enhance the Student Experience (PESE) projects at Oxford Brookes, entitled Sustaining Mentoring Schemes.

Through a one-to-one connection, students can develop personal and professional competencies and explore career opportunities through the support and guidance of a mentor. 

The STAMINa Mentoring Network workshop will take place in Brookes Union Room 7 on the Headington Campus between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Information about how to sign up for the workshop can be found on the STAMINa Events webpage.

More information about Oxford Brookes’ programme to improve the student experience can be found on the PESE webpages.