MDQ Associates gains registration with COMENSA for its Coaching and Mentoring Programmes

Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) is the professional body which seeks to advance the practice of coaching and mentoring. MDQ Associates is proud to have been a founder member of COMENSA since 2006. In 2017, COMENSA launched its training provider certification process, which ensures that companies offering training in the field adhere to…

People Development in hard times

What to do when budgets are cut? What to do when key people are still leaving because of the skills shortage? In-house coaching and mentoring programmes are one of the most cost-effective development processes available – because in setting up such schemes, you develop two people at once – the coach or mentor and the…

Are you ready to be coached? 2

Setting coachees up for success – Part 2 – Developing coachees’ self-coaching capacity In general, coaching is perceived as being about learning and human growth, resulting in sustainable behavioural change and enhanced personal effectiveness for the coachee. Yet, because we live in a constantly changing environment, a key challenge is posed for coaching practitioners; this…

In-house mentoring and coaching programmes

The demand for mentoring and coaching programmes is on the increase in South Africa, driven by the skills development and B-BEE imperatives. Professional associations and SETA’s have specified mentorship as an important element of professional training, internships and learnerships. Business development agencies such as SEDA and the Youth Development Fund are running small business mentoring…

Courageous Networking

Extracted from DDI White Paper – Strong Start to Job Success  by: Dr W C Byham with MDQ comments on the application in coaching and mentoring Courageous Networking defined Courageous Networking is the proactive relationship-building and information-seeking behaviour that new hires engage in to help them become quickly proficient in the job. The name “courageous” networking…