• STAMINa

      STAMINA

      Mentoring network

  • Mentoring Scheme Case Studies

    As part of the STAMINa mentoring network project we have collated case studies on mentoring schemes so you can learn about different schemes and how they have developed and operate. Each of these schemes has been initially summarised using our framework for Mentoring scheme Sustainability so you can select the case studies which may best suit the type of mentoring scheme you run, or are seeking to run. This means you can identify the case study by its Purpose, Forms of Mentoring, Marketing of the Mentoring scheme, Recruitment and Selection of Mentors and Mentees, Matching, Administration and Training, Monitoring of Mentoring Relationships and Evaluation.  
     
    We would like to add to our range of case studies so if you have a case study to share - please get in touch with Dr Judie Gannon via jmgannon@brookes.ac.uk or mentoringnetwork1@brookes.ac.uk

  • This case study focuses on the following:

    • Purpose – Organizational socialization, Employability, Organizational Focus/Strategy, Equality/Diversity, Retention and Improving workplace culture
    • Forms of Mentoring - 1 to 1, Face to face
    • Marketing of the Mentoring scheme - Word of mouth (through network and previous participants), Newsletter, Induction, Annual symposium, website information
    • Recruitment and Selection of Mentors and Mentees – Online promotion and registration, Self-referral, Application form
    • Matching – Mentee preferences and Mentoring committee
    • Administration and training - MS office (Excel) or spreadsheets, Shared drives but moving towards online mentoring system
    • Monitoring of Mentoring Relationships - Induction/Briefing, Regular email/calls check-in with mentees/mentors, Informal networking/Social events and Recognition and announcement communications
    • Evaluation - Before and After evaluation surveys (mentors and mentees), Participant attitude surveys, Central HR data, Organizational metrics (Athena Swan plan), Staff/participant attitude surveys and Retention and Turnover rates

    Download Radcliffe Department of Medicine Mentoring scheme

    This case study focuses on the following:

    • Purpose – Employability, Leadership, Equality/Diversity, Retention and Return to work
    • Forms of Mentoring - 1 to 1, Face to face, Group mentoring
    • Marketing of the Mentoring scheme - Social media campaign, Word of mouth (through network and previous participants), Trade Press, Press release
    • Recruitment and Selection of Mentors and Mentees - Self-referral, Application form (paper), Interview and Sourced by networks (coordinator led)
    • Matching - Coordinator matched
    • Administration and training - Paper based and MS office (Excel) or spreadsheets
    • Monitoring of Mentoring Relationships - Induction/Briefing, Regular email/calls check-in with mentees/mentors, Informal networking/Social events and Recognition and announcement communications
    • Evaluation - Formative evaluation surveys (mentors and mentees), Before and After evaluation surveys (mentors and mentees), Participant attitude surveys, Focus groups/Interviews and Social Media capture – blogs, vlogs and posts

    Download Women in Film and Television Mentoring Scheme

    This scheme has some very distinctive features, which include compulsory mentoring for some mentees, dyads interact virtually and the payment of mentors.

    This case study focuses on the following:

    • Purpose – Organizational socialization, Transition, Organizational Focus/Strategy and Retention
    • Forms of Mentoring – E-mentoring – typically using telephone, email and skype
    • Marketing of the Mentoring scheme - Word of mouth (through network and previous participants), *compulsory for some mentees as part of their development as practitioners
    • Recruitment and Selection of Mentors and Mentees – Online promotion and registration, Self-referral, Application form
    • Matching – Coordinator matched based on skills and specialisms
    • Administration and training - MS office (Excel) or spreadsheets
    • Monitoring of Mentoring Relationships - Regular email/calls check-in with mentees/mentors, Support/training and supervision groups for mentors and Recognition and announcement communications. This scheme also pays its mentors for the work they do and there is a payment administration system which offers another form of monitoring.
    • Evaluation – Formative evaluation surveys for mentors and mentees

    Download Case study of NCT mentoring

    The incentive for the creation of this scheme is to allow students to start building their own network and provide them with an outlet to speak to people who are currently working in an environment or industry that is aspirational to them. Allowing students to get a full perspective, as opposed to solely relying on people within their direct environment, a mentor could provide feedback and views on:

    • What career path to follow?
    • Should they stay in the job for longer than 2 years?
    • What extra qualifications would be useful to complete?
    • How did they build their network?
    • What skills and attributes do certain industries and employers regard more highly than others?
    • How should they deal with a difficult boss or colleague?
    Download Case study of Careers Team Employability Mentoring Scheme

    The scheme, although open to all part two undergraduates, was designed with the needs of widening participation students in mind with the aim of enhancing social, economic and cultural capital for those involved where needed. The broad aim was focused on student employability: “to enable students to make a confident transition into graduate level work.”
    Alongside this we designed a range of key performance indicators for which we measure positive shifts for each mentee and the cohort as a whole:

    • Career clarity
    • Sector, organisational and job knowledge
    • Confidence in interacting with professionals
    • Strength and breadth of professional networks
    • Self-belief in the ability to secure graduate level employment
    • Exposure to the workplace via discussions, visits, shadowing, work experience, placements, and potentially, permanent job offers

    Download Case study of the Thrive Career Mentoring Scheme

  • Get Involved

    We are looking for other people passionate about mentoring to join the network and support the sustainability and sharing of good practice across schemes. Contact us via

    Email: mentoringnetwork1@brookes.ac.uk

    Twitter: @MentorNetwork1

    LinkedIn Group STAMINA - SUSTAINABLE MENTORING NETWORK

    Facebook: STAMINA Mentoring Network

    Please see more information about the project associated with the development of the Network below.