Help the MA Develop the Mentoring for All Scheme

The Museums Association (MA) is asking the museum sector to complete a short online survey designed to help shape the Mentoring For All scheme, which explores best practice to develop a new model for mentoring for the sector.

There are separate surveys for people who are or have been mentors or mentees, and for people who have managed museum or wider cultural mentoring schemes.

The questions explore the nature of mentoring, whether it is aligned to a development programme or stand-alone, whether it is open to all or open to a particular group, and whether the mentoring voluntary or mandatory.

These questions and more will enable us to know what works best and how we can then apply it.

All responses will be reviewed to reflect on peoples’ current experience within the sector and will feed into a report at the end of the research phase of the project.

Tamsin Russell, the MA’s professional development officer, said: “If you can find a moment to complete the survey it would help us understand mentoring from a mentee, mentor and also mentor co-ordinator perspective.

“These insights will help us build on the positives and address the improvement needs it to make it the most successful model for the future.”

The deadline for the survey is Friday 3 March.

Funded by the MA and Arts Council England, Mentoring For All is currently in the research phase, with a six month pilot to begin in June. An evaluation report will be published in January 2018 with a view to rolling out the scheme across the UK in 2018.

If you have any queries, please email Tamsin Russel:

Links and downloads

Survey for people who are/have been mentors or mentees

Survey for managers of museum or cultural sector mentoring schemes



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