At CPMS we offer Mentoring to all staff and is especially encouraged for new joiners. Mentoring is a special relationship where a person invests time, knowhow, and effort into enhancing another person’s growth, knowledge, or skill.
A mentor offers help, guidance, advice, and support to facilitate learning and development of another person. The term “mentor” originates from the character, Mentor, in Homer’s epic, The Odyssey. Mentor was an old friend and adviser of Odysseus who was entrusted with the care of Odysseus’ son Telemachus. A mentee is someone whose professional and personal development are furthered through his/her mentor’s experience, knowledge, and skills.
“In today’s fast-changing environment we all increasingly rely on mentoring to enhance the development of employees. Mentors support mentees in achieving their goals, and they consequently gain the satisfaction that comes from helping others to develop their potential. Mentees reap lifelong rewards from the support of a more experienced person. Ultimately, both parties benefit from the mentoring relationship.”