Campus Kristiania Career days – Seminar “The Big Five”

 As you all know by now I have a seminar called "The Big Five" where I am talking about the five tools in being a mentor. The seminar has grown very popular and the student at Campus Kristiania stood in line to get to the seminar. Taking only 30 participants it`s difficult to reach evry students who wants to participate.



All 32 students find the seminar very useful and had a great time with other students they barely knew and suddenly they were telling them personal things.


After the seminar they all would try the tools to be a better student and to get other students better.


Can a trainer ask for more?





Campus Kristiania Career days


Tomorrow I am going to Campus Kristiania in Norway and Oslo to conduct a three hours seminar in "The Big 5".


Learning the students to act as a mentor when it comes to projects and exams. I will post some more from the day, pictures and program for the whole event later.



The adept book

 Right no I am working at my second edition for my first book, still in norwegian. But I hope it will be English/American within short time.


The book is a working book for the adept. I use the world adept, and others use protegee, mentees and maybe some other names. I use adept because it it is from the Latin language and the meaning is  a apprentice. 


Do you have some opinions about what is best to call the person. Please write it here at my blogg.

Reading about mentorship at Wikipedia

The first recorded modern usage of the term can be traced to a book entitled "Les Aventures de Telemaque", by the French writer François Fénelon In the book the lead character is that of Mentor. This book was published in 1699 and was very popular during the 18th century and the modern application of the term can be traced to this publication.


This is the source of the modern use of the word mentor: a trusted friend, counselor or teacher, usually a more experienced person. Some professions have "mentor programs" in which newcomers are paired with more experienced people in order to obtain good examples and advice as they advance, and schools sometimes have mentoring programs for new students or students who are having difficulties.


Today mentors provide their expertise to less experienced individuals in order to help them advance their careers, enhance their education, and build their networks. In many different arenas people have benefited from being part of a mentoring relationship, including:

Maybe you know some famous people using a mentor?


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Viking Weekend 2009

 JCI Drammen are having people from all over europe coming for their annual "Viking Weekend". This year on Solli Farm in Asker, Norway.


I was booked for my training in "The Big Five" with persons from Polen, Latvia, Germany and Norway. I got two hours to work especially with listening, questions and feedback.


Even two hours are little time they got a preview of how it is to be a mentor and adept. They all get very curious about mentoring and maybe they would get their own mentor when they get home.


Or maybe they will try to be mentor for another person and with the knowledge from "The Big Five" you are actually able to do so. But to be a good mentor you need to practise – practise – practise…


Pictures are coming.