Welcome to Mentor Match with the Business Continuity Institute

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About the BCI
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide.

About the BCI Mentoring Programme
Our mentoring programme aims to help our members with their career growth and development by matching those looking for a career mentor with suitable mentors.

However it's much more than that. It's a learning and development toolkit built upon the twin foundations of mentoring and e-learning, which support a wide range of learning and development resources. All accessible from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, irrespective of manufacturer and operating system.
The resources include:

  1. The Mentor Match Me Guide to Mentoring
  2. The Journey
  3. Learning Diary
  4. Learning Resources

Members can achieve significant benefits by being matched to a mentor.

How Mentoring Can Benefit Members

  1. Studies show that professionals who have a mentor earn more annually than those who don't and 75% of interviewed executives say mentoring has played a key role in their careers.
  2. Receive independent advice about your expectations and career plan.
  3. Help to develop the capabilities and skills needed to succeed in a dynamic global economy.
  4. Help in identifying your strengths, weaknesses and the best way to use these in your career.
  5. You will get insight into the different routes you could take to achieve your career goals.
  6. Develop knowledge of discipline-related and non-technical skills.
  7. You will be able to access support, professional development, guidance and networking opportunities.
  8. Overcome challenges with the support of a mentor who has been through the same experiences.

How Mentoring Can Benefit Mentors

Mentors can gain:

  1. The ability to develop your coaching and mentoring skills.
  2. The ability to pass on your experience as an employer or employee
  3. A chance to use your communication and leadership skills and industry knowledge
  4. The satisfaction of helping others enhance their career development strategies
  5. A new perspective on your professional and personal experiences
  6. Satisfaction from helping others to overcome challenges and in this way broadening your own experience
  7. The opportunity to develop new skills through the process of "Reverse Mentoring".
  8. Networking opportunities with fellow members

How does it work?

You will receive your log-in details with your username and password, to access the BCI Mentor Match website. You will be prompted to complete a profile form, which will enable mentors and mentees to be matched based on areas of common interest and experience. Once matched we recommend our mentors and mentees meet (Face to face or via Skype) for a couple of hours per month.
The BCI Mentoring website contains a wealth of resources and tools to help mentees and mentors in their mentoring relationship.

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