Renaissance North West and Museum Libraries & Archives Council have 
commissioned a co-mentoring programme to develop Education and Learning 
professionals working within Museums and Archives (this includes archivists 
with learning responsbilities)

The co-mentoring programme uses training from the Sage Gatesheads’ award 
winning REFLECT co-mentoring model. It will enable staff in museums and 
archives to benefit from the skills, knowledge and experience of fellow 
professionals from within the sector. Co-mentoring conversations are non-
judgmental, based on empathy and mutual respect and have the potential to 
transform practice

The programme will involve:

•	Recruitment of a maximum of 20 participants from museums, 
archives, education professionals -  January 2010
•	An application process to ensure a diverse range of committed 
•	Matching co-mentors from different areas and levels of the sector 
•	Training to introduce the principles and skills of  co-mentoring 
provided by Sage Gateshead, managers of the Reflect model in March
•	Up to 6 co-mentoring sessions from February until July 2010 focused 
on a shared learning agreement to direct the learning 
•	An additional two support phone coaching sessions with a 
professional coach/mentor per participant to discuss process and progress
•	A mid project participants day May in Manchester
•	Participation in the evaluation process after the programme 
completion in July

The co-mentoring programme is being developed and delivered by Janice 
Tullock Associates and The Art of Possibility

The programme is funded by from Strategic Commissioning and Renaissance 

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