Canada currently has the highest population growth among the G7 nations, driven largely by newcomer immigrants. They’re now key to its future and mentoring is helping them adapt, and hopefully stay, reports Roxanne Reeves in Canada This year Canada is celebrating 150 years as a nation – one that believes, more than ever, that great ideas can come from anywhere. In small-town Canada, seasoned entrepreneurial mentors of newcomer immigrants are absorbing the ideas and insights of its new residents. Despite the significantly urban nature of immigrant settlement in the second half of the 20th century, smaller communities and cities are […]

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Mentoring has much to offer newcomer immigrants, including helping them learn new skills; gain new self-knowledge; build performance and connect safely to their new community, suggests research by the University of New Brunswick in Canada. The study by Roxanne B Reeves of Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, captures insights and offers guidelines for best practice for mentoring newcomer immigrant mentees in smaller/medium cities (SMC) with emerging immigrant populations. The research involved a literature review, a paper survey and face-to-face interviews. Mentors participating in the study identified seven key themes: learning about mentees’ culture; cultivating mentors’ cultural self-awareness; building relationality […]

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Mob Handed

Flash Mob Coaching could be the ideal way to bring coaching to people who wouldn’t normally benefit – and it takes only 10 minutes, says David Gray If you see a group of people performing a brief and seemingly pointless act, look again – it might just be Flash Mob Coaching (FMC), the latest phenomenon to hit the profession. The concept of flash mobs has been with us for a few years. First created in Manhattan, USA, in 2003, flash mobs are a group of people who congregate suddenly at a pre-arranged place to perform a short act, often connected […]

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