A focused and practical insight to the Mentoring process founded on the learnings from working with innovators and entrepreneurs in the current business climate that will guide and prepare the Mentee to maximise their Mentoring experience.

Mentoring is a learning process where the Mentor encourages the professional development of the Mentee through providing guidance, advice, encouragement and moral support to achieve specific defined goals. Often the relationship is mutually beneficial with both the Mentor and the Mentee sharing understandings and experiences.

About the Webinar

This webinar gives a practical insight to techniques that facilitate the mentoring process from primarily the perspective of the Mentee. The process stems conceptually from design thinking and combines academic insight and experiential learning to provide a holistic approach to facilitate awareness and meaningful delivery. Through an understanding of the Mentor and Mentee engagement process, a mapping of Mentee expectations and reactions was undertaken. This in turn, identifies specific factors that create successful mentoring outcomes as well as indicating potential barriers which may inhibit or even end the mentoring relationship. We will present a series of focused tasks and challenges that endeavours to prepare, aid and guide the Mentee for their involvement in a unique and valuable business development practice that is mentoring.

About the Speaker

Brian Ogilvie is Head of Research and Commercialisation Support the with Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland where he is responsible for the management of the Institute’s collaboration with industry, Incubation Centres, Knowledge Transfer function and Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) supports. Brian has 25 years management experience in product development & commercialisation, innovation, technical and business development. Key interests include implementing supports for regional and national SMEs and entrepreneurs through developing key mechanisms, specialised and tailored programmes, infrastructure and targeted access pathways through which businesses have greater engagement with HEI facilities, researchers, and networks. He lectures in Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management and Business Research at the Institute of Technology Carlow.

This webinar is part of a webinar series from the Arts and Humanities Entrepreneurship Hubs featuring eight online ‘events’ on a diverse range of topics relevant for Arts and Humanities professionals, students, educators as well as those providing professional development support.