MENTORING THINK TANK
ABOUT THE THINK TANK
The Mentoring Think Tank was conceived in true collaborative spirit and means to serve as a tool to help our industry’s professionals to prosper. Mentoring and knowledge-transfer are crucial to uphold the profession, enhance our self-regulation capacity, serve the market and people and offer value-adding services.
We hope to do so by outlining as many aspects as possible to be taken into account when setting up a mentoring relationship, especially one that might not be controlled by a third party, e.g. a translator and interpreter association. We aim to help familiarize T&I professionals and students/graduates with the issues involved in Mentoring and Iay the groundwork for individualized Mentoring Charters and Programs.
The collaborative document Mentoring Guidelines was created by volunteer professionals. It provides a reference system and the building blocks for a successful Mentor/Mentee relationship. It is to be used as a guideline to facilitate T&I freelancers, companies and schools in formulating agreements and managing expectations when providing or receiving T&I mentoring.
I would like to say thank you for the great work that you guys have done on the Mentorship Guidelines. A few months ago we decided to look into developing a mentorship program, as several trainees in our Translator Training program expressed an interest. I thought we would need to start with a needs assessment but, serendipitously, around the same time I came across your document. And I couldn’t believe my eyes. Our work had been pretty much done for us with this document. So thank you so much! I think it’s truly amazing.
Director of Client Services
MCIS Language Solutions
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