Professional Mentors. Conference Papers.

by Rossella Pin et al.
BIlingual: Italian & English

This book is a collection of the contributions made by speakers at the seminar held in Pordenone in 2015 by the association of professional mentors “AssoMentori”. After an extensive preface in Italian which depicts the historical evolution of the mentor role, the speakers’ papers, all in English, give a broad international overview of the different fields where mentoring methodology can be applied. In addition to this overview, there is an exhaustive analysis of some of the key skills involved in mentoring, and a presentation of the main organisations that are actively promoting professional mentoring in Italy. The appendices contain the main regulations which apply to the profession and further detailed documents related to the topics.

Has coaching replaced mentoring as the preferred development option for individuals and organisations?

by Lise Lewis, PhD
Bilingual: Italian & English

In this essay Lise Lewis, PhD, International President of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC), explore one of the most debated topics in the International Community. Coaching and Mentoring are similar but different at the same time as methodologies. According to the Mentor’s European Curriculum, mentoring includes coaching. What are the expectations and what are the opportunities for those who practice the mentoring profession? What are the challenges to face in order to propose themselves on the market and in the organizations?

Mentors in History

by Cristiano Abbate
Italian only

Cristiano Abbate will partner us in an exciting journey through the centuries to discover mentors who have significantly contributed to the creation and definition of mentoring, a profession with ancient origins and yet still extremely current. In fact, the mentoring profession can represent today an excellent opportunity for all those willing to reenter the job market and parter the development of others in their area of expertise. The expertise that seems to no longer have value. The expertise that has become a burden. Because when you’re a junior, you are requested to be an expert, but when you’re a senior, you’ve are considered overqualified. However, if this expertise is combined with an attitude to being a mentor and a training in mentoring skills, it can open up a multitude of opportunities and a fulfilling professional life.

Mentori in Education

by Jane H. Hoatson
Bilingual: Italian & English

Every mentor has a wonderful story to tell, like Jane E. Hoatson. She will explore the role played by mentors in the world of school education. As the author, many of us have grown professionally and personally thanks to the observations and acknowledgments of their mentors and decided to become mentors themselves in order to return the precious gifts received, supporting the development paths of other people motivated to grow and improve in your work environment. It is never too late to become a mentor: combining the expertise gained over the years, your personal attitude and a proper training in mentoring skills, you can open up for yourself a multitude of opportunities and a rewarding new professional life.