Category: Mentoring

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9 Years of Celebration with Team AO

It’s been quite a year hasn’t it? But now, Spring is here, the sun has appeared and the UK is starting to come out of lockdown. There is an atmosphere of hope, and optimism. And Team AO is celebrating! 1 April 2021 is our 9th Birthday (and no, that’s not an April Fools spoof). So,

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How to Get Mentors and Mentees Excited About Your Mentoring Programme

This blog post continues our series, A Year in the Life of an Organisation’s Mentoring Programme. Team AO are working with a worldwide organisation to implement a programme of mentoring to develop the careers of junior female scientific researchers. In this series of blog posts, I am sharing with you how we went about delivering the

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How to Engage Participants in Your Mentoring Programme

My last blog post was A Year in the Life of an Organisation’s Mentoring Programme. In that post, I introduced you to the Mentoring Programme that we are developing and implementing for a client. We are working with a worldwide organisation to implement a programme of mentoring to develop the careers of junior female scientific

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Top 20 blogs of 2020 – inspiration in a challenging year

It feels like we are already deep into 2021, but we always enjoy looking back and reviewing the popular blogs of previous years. Although for many 2020 might not be a year we look back on with fondness, it certainly was a catalyst for rapid change, as businesses and individuals re-evaluated what was important. This

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A Year in the Life of an Organisation’s Mentoring Programme

I have spent many years working in-house managing a changing environment for people at work.  Working with some amazing people and organisations, I have seen some terrific changes in work cultures and skills development.  Having joined Antoinette Oglethorpe Ltd, an organisation I trust and admire, I can continue to help other organisations to benefit from

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7 Characteristics of Highly Effective Mentors

This time of year (September/October) is known as the start of the academic year here in the UK.  For many of our clients, it marks the start of their development year too. We are currently working with a number of organisations to train new mentors as part of a 12-month mentoring programme. One of the

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Interview with Ian Brodie on creating effective online courses

I was recently interviewed by Ian Brodie. In this interview we discuss creating effective online courses. We answer the questions “how do you make your online courses more effective?” And how do you make sure people get results from them?” One of the things that’s been the most apparent since we’ve gone into lockdown is

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