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Skills Development Options
is focused on competency and skill development. All professional sports
teams have at least one 'coach' focused on developing team members and
them reach their full capabilities. Project
& Program Management Coaching focuses on enhancing the ability
of project and
skills effectively to help
them be successful in the workplace. The aims of coaching include:
Your coach brings an enhanced range of skill-sets and aims to transform your mindset with new perspectives. The work is focused on 'raising the bar'; your coach will help you set your career goals and then hold you accountable. Your results goals set the overall objectives and are usually stable, they focus on outcomes. Activity goals are reviewed and updated regularly and are focused on doing things that work towards achieving the desired results.
is a more complex process and relationship. The skill of the
Mentor is to help unlock the complex
factors needed to allow
Mentee to grow within his/her self, ask
right questions from within, develop
and find new ways to
succeed from within themselves. Frequently the Mentee has a similar
level of knowledge and experience to the Mentor but needs an
independent third party to talk through issues and to explore options
and new ideas with; using the combined depth and breadth of vision of
both the Mentor and the Mentee to create new insights and knowledge.
The aims of mentoring include:
For more on the differences between tutoring, coaching
and mentoring see our blog post:
Developing your team
|Mosaic's Project and Program Management Mentoring and Coaching is designed for working project and program managers who feel they need assistance to reach their maximum potential. Dr. Lynda Bourne only accepts a limited number of mentoring assignments at any one time to ensure the delivery of value to each individual client. Patrick Weaver provides coaching in a range of specifc project management skills.|
Personal Mentoring and PM Coaching
Mentoring can be highly beneficial to experienced managers who appreciate the usefulness of talking through current and potential issues with an experienced peer within a confidential relationship. For more on Mentoring see our blog post: The Art of Mentoring
is a way in which a project manager can
benefit from alternative ideas and opinions, and the reasons behind
them, from an experienced coach. Mosaic's coaching is
mind-opening, not instructional, we do not set out to teach or instruct
you, rather we encourage you to learn for yourself - empowerment leads
to the most satisfying outcomes. It is through sharing your coach's
you become better able to make your own good decisions. One-on-one
coaching and/or mentoring is a very effective way of developing your
talents, we focus our coaching on people who are managing projects or
have not gained much experience of the complexities of different
Every assignment is customised to meet the specific objectives of the Protege (or Mentee)!
The time spent providing support to the Protege by the Mosaic Mentor and Coach is carefully planned and managed to deliver optimum results.
Typical arrangements for a personal Project Management Coaching / Mentoring assignment are:
The Mentor and Protege determine their expectations of the relationship. The Protege should have a limited number of clear objectives in mind, typically less then four. The mentoring process usually involves:
He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool, shun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not is a student, teach him.
He who knows and knows not he knows is asleep, wake him.
He who knows and knows he knows is wise, follow him.
The cost for Project and Program Management Coaching and Mentoring services provided to individual Proteges by Dr. Lynda Bourne (excluding travel and accommodation) is typically $220 per one hour session. Technical coaching in specific project management skills provided by other Mosaic consultants (eg scheduling) will be quoted, depending on the requirements of the Protege.
Remote Mentoring Option
|Remote mentoring services are offered where face-to-face mentoring is not possible. This option requires more work by the Protege, particularly in developing and maintaining a reflective diary.||Download
'Remote Mentoring' guidelines
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On-site Skills Development
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One of Mosaic's trained consultants works with selected project team members either individually, or as an adviser to the overall team, to assist in the acquisition of skills needed for the delivery of successful project outcomes. The structure of each commission is specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the client's organisation and people. The value of an external coach supporting the project team is best described as: 'The project manager’s job is to use the people to build the project. The coach’s job is to use the project to build the people.' We find this one of the most successful and rewarding parts of our consultancy work that delivers significant, lasting benefits to the mentees and host organisation. Typical assignments include:
In addition to our on-site support and mentoring for organisations, individual working project and program
managers may join Mosaic's personal [Project Management Coaching and Mentoring] scheme.
time spent 'on-site' and in providing support to each Protege by the
Mosaic Mentor is carefully planned and managed to deliver optimum
results. The mentoring assignment may be undertaken on a 'stand-alone'
basis or integrated with, and designed to support formal training
processes. Mentoring and coaching assignments are lead by Dr.
supported by other consultants and trainers as needed. The
service can include face-to-face discussions, telephone conversations
and e-mail exchanges. In addition to ongoing advice, areas for
attention are identified and discussed at regular (monthly) reviews.
Mosaic's coaching is targeted, and because it is an integrated part of the Protege's work pattern, can deal with specific gaps in experience or areas of concern. Benefits to the organisation and individuals may include:
Mosaic's coaching is tailored to meet the convenience of both parties. Our service is provided for a fixed monthly fee, agreed for a set period, based on a broad assessment of the time required. This method removes inhibitions from making specific requests for advice (i.e. no clock ticking away) and results in better value for money. The service is based on trust that it will not be mis-used, and is subject to periodic review by either party.