Session type:


Presented by:

Katherine Snow

Sopra Steria

Jana Mizutyte

Disclosure Scotland

Session time:

08 Jun 12:30 13:00

Session duration:

30 minutes

About the session

This talk looks beyond the textbook definitions of mentoring to explore mentoring in practice, as a nurturing co-experience for both mentee, mentor and organisation. After a year of mentoring, we as mentor and mentee, will share experiences of the mentoring relationship from both perspectives - sharing our learnings and approaches.

In the session we will discuss how the exchange of dialogue in mentoring presents an opportunity for removing barriers into design careers (particularly within Service Design) and how building an organisational cultural shift towards a mentoring mindset can enable us all to be better design practitioners. 

Participant takeaways: 

  • Exploring the new opportunity mentoring presents as a pathway into design careers and how this could develop the sector and enable it to be more accessible.
  • Tools and approaches for mentoring that can be applied to personal practice. All learnt in practice from the co-experience of mentoring for mentee, mentor and organisation.
  • What design practice can learn from the process of mentoring, particularly service design.
  • What a mindset of mentoring can mean for an organisation and how it nurtures and enables development.

Themes: Removing barriers, building capacity, mentoring, culture change, development, personal, practice

  • This session will be:
  • Delivered: Live
  • Recorded: Yes

About the speaker(s)