Our newly designed mentoring programme for the Westminster MBA is a valuable resource which supports MBA participants to meet their professional and development needs.
The mentoring programme is designed to help facilitate the MBA participant throughout their study, as well as help guide them towards their future career goals. Mentoring is a welcome and enthusiastically appreciated informal addition to the Westminster MBA, which offers the chance for participants to have confidential guidance from experienced professionals.
We have a wealth of talent and expertise amongst our mentors and we aim to match our mentors’ experience with that of the MBA participants. The key element of any successful mentoring programme is the developing relationship between the mentor and the participant: creating trust, having a structure to the sessions, outlining clearly defined goals, ensuring the participant is able to be open during the mentoring sessions and establishing a strong, mutually honest, communication style. We offer participants the opportunity to learn from our MBA team of top business professionals through one-to-one mentoring sessions throughout the MBA programme. Participants have the chance to develop and enhance their own business experience, discuss with top professionals and to develop their career plans and aspirations with their mentor.
For many participants, an MBA is a transition from one career to another, or from one level of their organisation to a higher level, leading to Leadership. This transition can be daunting without an experienced mentor who can discuss potential pitfalls, and opportunities. The programme has been well received by our MBA cohorts who appreciate the time they get to speak with a practiced professional in confidence, as well as the sharing of experiences from their mentor.
Thank you to Senior Lecturer Angela Mansi (CPsychol AFBPsS FHEA) for this blog. Angela is a Chartered and HPC Registered, Business and Coaching Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer on the MBA programme at Westminster Business School. If you would like to learn more about the Westminster MBA, please visit our website.
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