Core Competencies for Mentors


Mentoring individuals requires broad and reflected experience, strong interpersonal skills and certain pedagogical talent. That is all the more so for the mentoring of institutions (individual organisations or organisations in collaborative arrangements). Mentoring for institutional capacity-strengthening also requires familiarity with different ‘capacity’ frameworks and an understanding of change strategies. Mentors of institutions, even more than of individuals, also need to be able to consciously choose a role that best fits the situation. GMI provides foundational training for the mentors it works with, to ensure that they have the basic competencies. GMI also operates with an ethical framework and code of conduct.