The BCI has developed a standard mentoring to foster professional growth and development among its members in the field of business continuity and resilience. The program operates on the principle of members supporting members recognising the wealth of knowledge within the BCI community. It is aligned with the BCI competency framework, which serves as a guide for mentors to provide targeted guidance and support in specific areas of expertise.
There are benefits to both the mentor and mentee in the BCI standard mentoring program. For the mentee, it provides an opportunity to learn from an experienced professional and receive personalised guidance and support as they work towards their career aspirations. For the mentor, sharing their knowledge and insights with a mentee can be an enriching experience and help them develop their skills and advance their career. Standard mentoring can also foster a culture of continuous learning within an organization and help to bridge generational gaps.
Standard mentoring is a structured process designed to help mentees develop their skills and achieve their career aspirations with the guidance and support of an experienced mentor. The BCI's standard mentoring program involves one-on-one meetings between the mentor and mentee to discuss the mentee's goals and progress and establish a plan for their mentoring relationship. The mentor serves as a guide, advisor, and role model for the mentee, helping them set and achieve professional goals, navigate challenges, and gain new competencies. The BCI's standard mentoring program is designed to support its members' professional growth and advancement.
“Believe in yourself”. When I assisted my mentee, she did not feel she had the skills to apply for MBCI. I was able to help her realise she had significant experience and skills and perhaps did not have that prior belief. A key comment she provided to me for a paper on mentoring that I wrote was ‘Mentorship isn’t just for those new to the profession: it can make the difference between doubting and believing what you can achieve at any stage of your career’. The comment about doubting and believing spoke volumes to me – and this is true – believe in yourself.
Managing Consultant, Fujitsu, United Kingdom
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Please check our mentoring FAQ page or contact the membership team.