Mentoring Types

Skills Based Mentoring

Life and social skills are key to success and self-fulfiment in life. Life skills include study skills, negotiation skills, employability skills, leadership and teamplayership skills, time management and organising skills, negotiation and mediation skills, conflict resolution, stress-management and problem-solving skills. Social skills relates to learning how to manage oneself in different social contexts and engage with different people.

Part of that involves learning how to perceive, control, evaluate, and express emotions; that is, emotional intelligence or EQ. There is ample research that proves that EQ is as important, or even more so, in leading to success in one’s life as is mental intelligence (IQ). This form of mentoring focuses on developing the mentee’s life and social skills, which may be neglected at school and at home. While some young people are better equipped at picking up these skills, others find learning and applying such skills more challenging.

Skills focused personal development is achieved through ‘social’ mentoring. Social mentoring combines evidence-based protocol from social thinking curriculum, self-advocacy learning, applied behavior analysis and various therapeutic approaches. Social mentoring typically involves games and other play, recreation and sport to help the mentee build foundational interaction skills and confidence. A major focus is self-regulation and problem solving while making sure that mentees speak up for their needs, wants and desires in an appropriate way.

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