Elevation 2024 – Our Internal Mentoring Programme

Elevating Purpose

  • Tamara Olori
  • 17 April 2023
  • 3 Min Read

At Elevate Global, as mentioned in our Elevating Purpose social and action plan; we’re passionate about nurturing our teams by ensuring that they have all the tools, skills and resources they need to thrive in the workplace.  With that we launched Elevation – our mentoring programme – 2 years ago.

We have an incredible team of people at Elevate HQ and we believe that through collaboration, we can work together to drive progression and create opportunities.  For the 2024 launch, we’re doing things a bit differently… We’re super excited to say we’ve invited our field staff to join the programme! This is a great opportunity to encourage and support our field staff to grow and develop in confidence and in areas they want to improve. The aim is to partner our event staff with mentors who have extensive experience in the industry to help them towards their career goals.

What is Elevation?  

Elevation is Elevate’s internal mentoring programme. Those who choose to take part as a mentee will be paired with a mentor from the senior leadership team who will partner with you between April and December to support and guide you to build your confidence and support you on your own personal development.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is essentially about helping people to develop more effectively. It is a relationship designed to build confidence and support the mentee so they can take control of their development and work. One thing about mentoring is it’s not the same as training, teaching or coaching. A mentor doesn’t need to be a qualified trainer or an expert in the role the mentee carries out. The main role of a mentor is to listen and ask the right questions that will challenge the mentee to identify the course of action they need to take regarding their own personal development.

Hear from last year’s mentors and mentees 

What is expected from this year’s programme?

  • Mentors will be made up of leadership team members, each who will have volunteered. Each mentor will offer a shortlist of specialisms.
  • Mentees will need to apply for the programme and indicate which topics they are seeking to develop.
  • Mentees will be matched via a working session and to reduce bias with the selection process we will pair topics mentees are seeking to develop with the specialisms mentors provide.
  • Once paired there will be a kick-off session with all mentors and mentees, pairings will be announced, resources to support the programme will be shared and expectations for the mentees and mentors will be made clear.
  • Mentees will share with their mentors their main aims and hopes from the programme so the mentor can tailor the sessions to meet the aims of the mentees, although it is the responsibility of the mentee to guide the agenda.
  • Mentors and Mentees are advised to meet at least once every six weeks throughout the programme.
  • Guidelines, session topics and supporting material will be shared for those who are less clear on the developmental areas they wish to focus on.
  • There will be a mid way feedback session for mentees and mentors to ensure targets are being met and the opportunity to highlight any occurring problems with the aim to correct them for the second half of the programme.