Date(s) - 26/02/2019 - 27/02/2019
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When: 26th and 27th February and 26th and 27th March 2019
Where: Perle Hotel, Station Road, Oban
Cost: free as this is a pilot
Working for a community landowner can sometimes be challenging, particularly in rural areas where staff don’t often get a chance to see other community landowners. We know from the feedback from our conference and events, how useful it can be for community landowners to meet to share ideas and hear that other communities are facing the same challenges.
Community landowners are most effective when their staff feel supported and are connected into a support network. In 2018/19, Community Land Scotland has been funded by the Scottish Government to pilot a peer-to-peer mentoring programme to help create stronger community landowners.
Coaching and mentoring will help you develop skills, find new ways to solve problems, enhance your performance at work and feel more supported. We hope participants in the pilot will feel happier and more confident in their roles, better able to solve problems and more connected with another community landowner.
The peer-to-peer mentoring programme
Participants will attend two overnight courses on coaching and mentoring skills, which will be delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy. This will provide participants with the skills to a) coach someone through a project or piece of work b) mentor them to develop their skills and increase confidence and c) to take part in action learning sets where one member of a peer group can bring an issue to a group
Participants will then be matched with one of their peers and will take part in fortnightly or monthly telephone co-coaching sessions. Coaching and mentoring skills are also likely to help you in other areas of your job.
We will check in with the participants at the three and six month stages to: find out how useful they are finding the process, if they are encountering any challenges or if there are issues with the pairings.