The IPA is offering a suite of free resources for IPA member agencies including training, best practice guides, events and ways to get mentoring help for every stage of your career.
"Welcome to the new IPA mentoring hub which is designed to be the go-to place for members seeking help and advice on mentoring and coaching. Here, members are able to find details of IPA services available, as well as information on other (free and paid-for) mentoring programmes on offer externally. I hope members find it a really useful new resource.”
Kate Howe, Chair, IPA Membership Committee
In a nutshell: definitions and important differences. Mentors, coaches, sponsors, buddies, therapists – some of these have been used interchangeably. Here we explain what makes each approach unique.
Mentors and Mentees share insights into their own mentoring experiences – from the best advice given and received to how their careers benefitted, and in some cases how serious challenges were overcome.
We are offering specific mentoring support for a wide range of disciplines such as New Business, Account Management, Communications Planning, CPD, as well as help with IPA Effectiveness Awards and Accreditation.
There are external suppliers providing services such as support, networking opportunities, speed mentoring etc. Some are free and some come with fees attached. Some are very targeted or open to all.
A comprehensive guide to mentoring and coaching by IPA CPD Adviser Gwyn March, including best practice guidance for coaching, mentoring and setting up an in-house mentoring scheme.
As recommended by members of the IPA - these coaches are offering a wide range of coaching types such as executive 1-2-1 coaching, team coaching, leadership and management development.
At every stage of your career, you can benefit from a mentor. Here, we are building a list of mentors we have worked with and/or are recommended by members of the IPA.
What is coaching? What are the benefits and skills required? IPA CPD Adviser Gwyn March explores two classic coaching models for you to apply the basics and learn more.
Recommended resources/guides/books for mentoring and coaching.