vsgd Mentorship

“My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’” 

— Jim Rohn


Join our mentorship programme

The VSGD community now has access to a new mentorship feature from Facebook.

  • If you are a member of our online community you can sign up to it on the left hand tab if you are on a computer or the top scroll bar if on a mobile device

  • Sign up as a mentor, mentee or both!

  • Fill in a short profile about what you have to offer or what you would like to develop. You can also include some useful search tags too

  • You can then take a look at the profiles on offer and request to connect

  • Facebook creates a mentorship chat space with prompts about how to start and frame your discussions

  • There is no set way of working- it might just be a one off conversation or a monthly get together online or in person. See below for resources on how to make the most of the relationship

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Where can I find support to help me become an effective mentor or mentee?

We can always improve the way we support ourselves and one another, and mentorship is no different. Watch this very useful webinar from the Academy of Medical Sciences on setting up for a success in your mentoring relationship. Accompanying this are some downloadable resources on Developmental Mentoring and using the OSCAR model of mentoring- a five-stage framework for questions you can use during a mentoring session, and to follow up on actions at subsequent sessions.

“Mentoring cannot be undertaken half-heartedly if it is to be truly effective.  As a starting point, take a look at this presentation written by coaching and business development experts, People and Performance” Liz Baron, Vetsnet

Leave us feedback and your stories

We would love to hear how you are getting on and how VSGD and Facebook could improve their mentorship services to you.

Please fill in this short survey here as VSGD are fortunate enough to be able to feed directly back to Facebook community and mentorship teams.

“Really good feels easier to talk to someone you don't know but who has been through similar experiences than talking to colleagues who are often not as sympathetic. Love the prompts and tips along the way that come through automatically. “ VSGD mentee