During the winter the SIE Mentoring Team has focused on a new initiative: a training program about Mentoring, all online and available both in English and in French!


This training involves multiple videos and additional material such as examples and exercises. The first training module focuses on the very basics of Mentoring, moving on to a section about the practicalities of setting up a Mentoring Program in a Union or in a club. Mentors and their role is discussed in quite some detail and finally, we present different kinds of helpful tools to assist in the first real mentoring situations.


The benefit of the training programme is that as it is shared online, the members can access it anytime, from anywhere. The modularity of the training makes it practical as the student does not need to go through the entire training at one go but it is possible to do section one first and continue with the next modules at a later time.


The main target group for the Mentoring Training is the Mentoring Coordinators in Unions and clubs. However, as will be made accessible to all the members of Soroptimist International of Europe, we warmly recommend it to everybody: a Soroptimist about to become a mentor for the first in her life will receive a lot of practical hints about how to get started.  Our vision is that every Soroptimist in Europe would be a Mentor at least once in her career as a Soroptimist. Enjoy!


By Saija Kuusisto-Lancaster,

SIE Vice President 2019-2021 in charge of Mentoring