Friday, 15 August 2014

RMIT Open Day 2014

By Darren Stones

RMIT's Open Day for 2014 was exciting, and here's a few photos I took on the day.

From the RMIT website:

"RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia's largest tertiary institution. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and outcome-oriented research."

Introduction to RMIT Session - 700 Programs

Introduction to RMIT Session

RMIT Open Day 2014 Catalogue

RMIT Open Day Signage

RMIT Social Work Stand

RMIT Student Services Stand

Introduction to RMIT - Urbanites Unite

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

9 ways to improve your mentoring experience

By Darren Stones, Mentor, Schools Mentoring Australia

A few thoughts about mentoring:
  • Be prepared to role play
  • As a mentor, let the mentee explore what truly drives them
  • As a mentee, be clear in what you want from the mentoring process
  • As a mentor, encourage the mentee to do research - it empowers them
  • As a mentee, be willing to be challenged by your mentor
  • As a mentor, be prepared to be challenged
  • As a mentee, ask your mentor what they would do in a situation
  • As a mentor, listen and take notes
  • As a mentee, listen and take notes
The mentoring process is mutually beneficial to both mentee and mentor. Both learn about the mentoring process. As a mentee, you will learn how to become a mentor yourself. Mentoring can be formal and informal. It's all around you. You may be learning something new every day.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Is this a pathway to great leadership?

By Darren Stones

When it comes to inspiring good leadership, I regularly tune into the thoughts of Simon Sinek. His words resonate with me, and I feel uplifted and motivated after watching his talks.

I watch his talks over and again because I like to embed the learning I gain from his words of wisdom.

Please enjoy Simon Sinek's Ted talk titled Why good leaders make you feel safe.