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What is Mentoring? What is the difference between Consulting, Mentoring and Coaching? Why should you be a mentor? Techniques and methods, you can apply in your everyday professional life to help build the people around you.

This webinar will cover: Mentoring – definition. Why formal mentoring – the cloning phenomenon and the necessity of mentoring marginalised groups. Exploration of the benefits of being a mentor – giving back, supporting the skills shortage, building leadership skills and self‐ reflection.
How to mentor – the GROW method Explained along side a practical example.

Key takeaways include:

 What mentoring is and what it is not  Benefits and necessity  The GROW method

Speaker Bio: Katya Veleva, Mentoring Lead for Women in BIM Katya is a thinker, not a clicker. She provides both a strategic overview and technical capability for BIM, so that designers can dedicate all their resources to what they do best – design.As a consultant, Katya has supported world-renowned architecture practices such as Alisson Brooks Architects and Grimshaw Architects in their endeavours to deliver competitive digital information to their clients. She is working on Residential, Aviation and Master planning projects. Katya has happily shared her experience and knowledge publicly at various events in the UK and abroad. At the start of 2019, she taught a course on the Fundamentals of BIM at Aston University and currently she is leading the Women in BIM Mentoring Scheme.

In 2019 Katya was named one of the top 4 UK Construction Week Role Models among 400 applicants. Katya dedicates a lot of her time to promote diversity in the construction industry. Some volunteer organizations she has been involved with include The Stephen Lawrence Trust, Built By Us, Architecture LGBT+ and Grimshaw LGBT+.

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