"Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be."

Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring 

The ideas set out in the following sections introduce the organisation of Mentoring schemes and Mentoring techniques that have been found to work in a number of Provinces and in many Lodges. They are offered as models for those Provinces and Lodges where there is no scheme at present or where it is intended to reintroduce or refresh a Mentoring scheme.

It is hoped that Provinces will support each other by sharing the experience gained in developing and running a Mentoring scheme. In this way the most can be made of successes and pit-falls spotted and avoided. The 3R Library is one way of sharing experience but, equally, use of regional networks (such as those arising from Rulers' Forum Groups) or conferences and newsletters sponsored by Grand Lodge could be others.

The Provinces where there has been the greatest success are those that have a culture of Mentoring running through the whole of the Province "like Blackpool through a stick of rock".

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