11 mei 2010


Reizen is zo'n beetje synoniem voor wachten en rijen. Wachten doe ik op dit moment op het vliegtuig dat uit Tobago moet komen. Zo'n twee uur vertraging. Gelukkig hoef ik me niet te vervelen. M'n "in-box" zit gezellig vol en ik kan zo aardig wat correspondentie afwerken.
De mentoring clinic zit er dus op maar wat moet je nu over zoiets schrijven. M'n collega heeft de evaluaties samengevat. Misschien dat dat helpt? Maar ja, dat help alleen maar als Engels lezen geen probleem is.
Taal is zo'n beetje synoniem voor misverstanden. Ik had het bijvoorbeeld over het "bookmarken van internetpagina's". Een Zwitserse deelneemster vroeg me later of ze de boekenlegger mocht zien die ik had gemaakt. Dat gaat dus niet. Ze had dus een heel andere beeld bij het beeld dat ik probeerde over te dragen.
Dat blijft ingewikkeld. Communicatie is een raar beest. Bij ieder woord of begrip heeft vrijwel iedereen een ander beeld of gevoel. Het veiligst is om helemaal niet te communiceren; ontstaan er ook geen misverstanden.
Hieronder dan at de deelnemers zeggen over de mentoring clinic:

Van: Elke Hanssmann (ICT)

Verzonden: maandag 10 mei 2010 14:04

Aan: Elke Hanssmann (ICT)

CC: Jan den Ouden (NL); Rick Hicks (US); Netty Visser (LOG)

Onderwerp: mentoring EVALUATIONS type up

“YOU have entertained us, taught us, encouraged us. You work well together and I’ve really enjoyed it”

Hi friends, just typing up a summary of the eval’s for morning meeting:

SO – q’ NO 1 – THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE EXPLICITLY STATED AS “has been most helpful to me” (amount of IIIIII = that many people mentioned it specifically)

Things listed that were most helpful:

- Experience and stories of teachers/personal examples I

- Choosing / being good mentor protégée (and that it is about character)II


- Everything presented by the trainers has been helpful to me – the content was excellent, interactive method of delivery and the obvious knowledge, ability and cohesion of the trainers added a new dimension to it.

- Mentoring process wheel I

- Learning styles IIIII

- Practise / exercise at the end IIIIII

- Basically all sessions II


- Self awareness session IIIIII

- importance of reflection for learning I

- Starting and closure I

- Mentoring continuum I

- Transitions and life stages II

- Life-Line IIIII

- Life – wheel I


- Morning devotions II

- Listening I

- Asking questions I

- Mainly you guys being yourselves – that was refreshing and encouraging III

- Transparency of each of you in your training I

- Your passion as trainers I

- Variety in teaching and presentation styles, changing presenters I

- Show/example of qualified trainers and team unification/dynamics I

- All information VERY interesting – some new, some reminders I

- Seeing vision of what could be was eye opening I

- Understanding the mentoring process/getting bigger picture II

So- seems we got it right, each sessions seemed meaningful for at least one person J

Some clearly hit home more strongly but all good J

Lots of comments on the trainer team which points to the team work on board and the lack of trust – we knew that and it confirms it – way more comments on that than usual.

Suggestions for improvement – main ideas:

- Time (longer)IIIII III I need time away and reflect, I really felt stuffed with info after the first day and was not able to take more in....!!!! (Daniel – and we need to hear that !!!)

- Build in a couple of days of processing time afterwards

- Very much content for three days, needs five

- Elke could speak louder (will try J )

- Going deeper in different sessions

- Was great but I really understand the importance of processing time

- Long days by default...

- Do learning styles at the beginning before disc

- More videos

- Opportunity to role-play more

- More videos of mentoring sessions

- Refer to pages in book in sessions

- Summary page for aha moments at the end of the day

- On shore ( no distractions) IIII

- What is the follow up

- Order of folder

- More time for homework /reflection

- Do it in five days no matter what the field says as it would allow more time for reflection, homework, etc. Don’t allow work inbetween so people can focus.

- More structure in the materials and clear link of materials to sessions / cards like prompter cards at LMC

- Nothing

- You did great

- If you have to skip over stuff in a three day training do not tell me (he’s got a good point here!)

- More tools

- Even more interactive, enjoyed the exchanges the last few afternoons

- More practise with the tools

- Cultural input

- More use of media

- Less use of media (welcome to different people haha)

Some comments why people would recommend the training (have not typed all of the up – much around general stuff to do with mentoring and being equipt for it):

“useful info, great trainers, good mutual learning with other people and get to know them more (yup always has that teambuilding effect J), good content, resources (books and movies, pizza and movie to learn from”

“if you three are teaching it definitely. You have entertained us, taught us, encouraged us, you work well together and I really enjoyed it” (Jayne)

“great way to get started on a key issue in Christian ministry. The course was fun, accessible and professional – but go for the five day one”

“even if you have no intentions of formally mentoring someone, these tools would be so helpful for self awareness. Then of course God will bring someone for you to mentor once you have been taught “

“you receive practical application, get to know people you are working with, would have helped a lot though to have it off the ship...too many job demands, distractions during breaks and meal times.”

“ yes for the purpose of getting tools ad skills to develop individuals for the community and kingdom)

“these days have helped me to reflect so much.it is great to get tools, but after all it opens your eyes that mentoring is amazing and worth to invest. Life map is excellent”

“team chemistry was fun, human, experienced, very good. A lot of examples which helped to be concrete. Very inspiring”

Learning to be intentional at mentoring will cause growth in self and others. Relationships matter to God, growth and development matter and life experience is a gift to us to share”

“definitely – see a need for this to be embedded in logos hope culture”

“much of what has been shared is useful and informative, it would definitely benefit others. I would recommend such clinic to be held and available on board at least 2 x a year”

“i have been helped immensely by a mentor, and want to help others in the same way. The clinic has given me confidence to do this in an intentional way.

“reveals a lot about yourself through which you get an understanding of people in general

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Arma Fokkema11 mei, 2010 13:19

    Prachtig, dat van die boekenlegger! Voor miscommunicatie hoef je niet eens uit verschillende landen te komen.

    Arma Fokkema

  2. Arma Fokkema11 mei, 2010 13:20

    Prachtig, dat van die boekenlegger! Voor miscommunicatie hoef je niet eens uit verschillende landen te komen.

    Arma Fokkema

  3. [quote]Het veiligst is om helemaal niet te communiceren; ontstaan er ook geen misverstanden.[/quote]

    Ik heb driekwart jaar niet met anderen gesproken vanwege een traumatische ervaring, uiteindelijk sprak men ook niet meer met mij. Geen misverstanden idd. maar wat een eenzaamheid.