Peer Mentoring

TEAM LEARNING AT ITS BEST

Our organization has created a unique system of self-directed team learning know as Peer Mentoring™. This process has a proven record of success in organizations as diverse as logging, insurance and transportation and many public sector organizations too. The flexibility of the program ensures that it can be used at all levels in an organization. The system is effective in that it is based on the research of William Glasser who has proven that the best way to learn and retain information, is to teach others.

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What is Peer Mentoring™?

Peer Mentoring™ is a proven team learning system that enables 8-10 employees to learn together at regularly scheduled short sessions, one topic at a time. The participants are volunteer learners who commit to a process that will have them meeting at regularly scheduled (monthly) sessions over the period of a year.

The process starts with a one-day workshop during which participants create their own learning plan based on their needs and in alignment with the corporate competencies. Each members chooses the topic that they would prefer to teach and, with supporting materials, becomes proficient in that topic. Thereafter, the team meet regularly learning one topic at a time. In between meetings, members have the responsibility to practice the new skill and report progress at the next meeting.

Our clients report these benefits:

  • Increased motivation
  • Reduced turnover
  • Higher percentages of internal promotions
  • A more inclusive and innovative environment
  • More consistent and effective management practices
  • Greater teamwork

 

 

New learning team in the public sector in St. Lucia

The teams use any one of over 100 modules as a resource for their learning. See examples.

Case Study: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61MaEIZmXKU

 

Client Comments:

September 16, 2010

"Hi Omar and Cy,

The Peer Mentoring sessions are unbelievably tremendous. The groups are keeping the Training Division busy. They continue to meet once a month. All members are still very active. Peer Mentors are being called on by their peers to deliver departmental in-house training. I'M PROUD OF BOTH GROUPS. I think they are trying to outdo each other.

Currently there are so many training sessions hosted by our department that Mrs. Leon and I have not been able to commence another two Peer Mentoring groups as yet. October and November are heavily booked; December is a holiday season and most persons are out on vacation, so we are left with no other choice but to consider mid-January. If we are able to host earlier we will touch base with you immediately.

Anselma and Clearisa"

Anselma Calderon, Deputy Director of Training (Ag.), Training Division Ministry of the Public Service, Waterfront, Castries, Saint Lucia

 

April 19, 2010

"Hi Cy,

Hope all is well with you. Just a short note to let you know that the first peer mentoring team met today (10:00am - 12:30pm) and the session was tremendous. Everyone attended. The facilitator, Tessa Augustin did an excellent job and the other peer mentors were very supportive. Her topic was "Motivation." I think the other participants will have a challenge to keep up with this first presenter.

By the way, the team now has some monies in its coffers, cause the very assertive co-ordinator stuck to the ground rules as cell phones went off or persons stepped in a minute or two late. We also enjoyed a song & dance presentation by one of the individuals who came in about fifteen (15) minutes late (although the lateness was justified).

Do have a very good week."

Anselma Calderon, Deputy Director of Training (Ag.), Training Division Ministry of the Public Service, Waterfront, Castries, Saint Lucia

 

December 9, 2010

Following a successful launch of 16 Peer Mentoring learning teams for GE Healthcare in Milwaukee, MI, we received this unsolicited feedback from one of the participants:

"I have to admit that I thought this was going tobe like most GE Classes so I was not very optimistic. What I foundwas a very different approach whichwas followed by establishing a process for continuouslearning (peer-to-peer). For the first time in my long GE career I feelthat I have a great year of interactive learning ahead of me and it will hardlycost the business anything."