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Connecting with someone that understands can be hugely beneficial.

Mentoring is a partnership that aims to foster personal and professional growth. It takes commitment and time, but can be extremely rewarding for both mentee and mentor. At its heart it’s about a relationship. A mentor listens and supports the thinking of a mentee, and where appropriate shares their own knowledge, skills and perspectives.

Our peer mentoring can take several forms: 

  • A one-off conversation for up to 90 minutes focusing on a specific issue or experience.
  • A year–long partnership between a mentor and mentee with agreed objectives and commitment. 

We also offer business, financial and private sector mentoring in association with the Kilfinan Group and the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants. 

Please note our terms and conditions.

Supported by CCLA.

Important update on our mentoring scheme

We are excited to share our plans to develop the next phase of our mentoring programme, which involves working with an experienced online mentoring platform to enable a more efficient matching process for both mentors and mentees. This will allow mentors to develop their profiles and mentees to select a suitably matched mentor with greater transparency than our current system offers. Online guidance, evaluation, and mentoring tools will also be available, as will specifically developed training and check-in sessions.

To enable this, however, we do need to pause our existing mentoring offer from 1 July to 30 September 2024. Although all existing mentee applications will be processed as usual, we won’t be able to process any new requests over the summer. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Gareth Oughton if you have any questions and thank you for your understanding and patience while we put our new improved mentoring system in place.

ACEVO’s peer mentoring scheme is free service available to all members and is intended to provide confidential space for reflection and discussion. The majority of our peer mentors are ACEVO members and CEOs or senior leaders. 

If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor please click below to find out more. And please note, you don’t have to be an ACEVO member to be a mentor.                                                          

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