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Is it really important?

Is mentoring or coaching really that important?  I remember attending a Leaderlink conference in the US a few years ago.  One of the presenters shared this thought: “If a catalytic event (that is, a major conference or seminar) is not followed by small group processing, and then by one on one mentoring or coaching, then the impact of the catalytic event will quickly be lost in the life of the participant.”  If this is true, then some how that one on one mentoring or coaching needs to be part of our outcomes from any training opportunity.  I am wondering what that might look like in our WT community context, or how it ought to be worked out in practice?

One Response

  1. I think this is excellent application of the former posts on the application of the universal and particular principle.

    Events are good for promoting one-on-one interaction outside the sessions, but not quite so good at promoting individual application of the material shared inside the session.

    We try to overcome this disadvantage by using adult learning principles that encourage interaction throughout the learning session, but that still doesn’t begin to match the value of one-on-one conversation about how the materials can apply to one’s own individual ministry.

    That’s where coaching excels.

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