We are so lucky that all the mentors are volunteers and we introduced them to some tools we use, called «The Big Five». Its basically five tools which is important as a mentor, active listening – effective questions – feedback – accountability – recognition.
Its always so funny when we are doing the first excercise, when you are 2on2 and one is telling a story and the other is like a stone face… and after 3 minutes we change. It is a simple excercise to point out the importance of being presence when you meet you’re mentee and also listen actively.
And then they do it all over. but this time they start to ask questions.
After that we went through the program and the plans for this four month.