The Mentorship Workshop for faculty and staff at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences (CHS) was held on 7th-9th April, 2014 at the Lake Naivasha Panorama Hotel, Kenya.
The purpose of the workshop was to train members of faculty and staff on mentoring .The training was based on the mentorship Guidelines developed by PRIME-K aim 3.The overall objective of the workshop was to train faculty on the implementation of the mentorship program at University of Nairobi.
There were a total of 24 participants from the six Schools and administrative offices at the College of Health Sciences.
The mentorship guidelines content covered the following areas:
- Introduction and rationale of mentorship
- Roles and characteristics of mentors
- Benefits of mentoring to mentee, mentor and the institution
- functions of a mentor
- Attributes of a good mentor
- Types of mentoring
- Identifiction,screening and selection of mentors
- Incentives for participation in mentoring
- Mentoring strategies
- Establishing mentorship programs and Mentorship skills and processes.