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Global Technology firm

Mentoring circles

Opportunity

A global FTSE 250 firm’s Women’s inclusion Network saw the need to create connection between people after the lockdowns and following the merger between LSEG and Refinitiv. Mentoring circles offer more people the opportunity of connection and mentoring than 1:1. Mentors in circles need extra skills to create successful circles

The solution

We worked with the client to design a pilot programme including internal communications to recruit mentors and mentees, workshops for the mentors, workshops for the mentees, drop-in sessions for the mentors, and some reference resources, including ethics and standards and FAQs. 20+ mentoring circles were formed for the pilot programme.

“It’s been great to draw on SR’s expertise in coaching and mentoring. We’ve evolved the programme together in dialogue with our mentors and mentees. As well as building their resilience and new connections and navigating the complexities of our new larger organisation, we anticipate that participants will increase their skills in coaching as leaders and managers and in building successful teams”

Impact

100 mentees and 20+ mentors joined the workshops. By the end, they understood the importance of psychological safety and how to create it in groups, group dynamics and how to make best use of the 60–90-minute sessions, the roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees. All said they felt ready to join their circles.

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