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…

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…

Building a Career – What helps women and what doesn’t

2011 research by the global consultancy Accenture[1] conducted in 29 countries among 3 400 executives revealed some interesting information. Although the main findings of the study were around high levels of dissatisfaction with current jobs, a more detailed look at the study reveals what women thought had made a difference in their careers. The most…

Why mentoring relationships fail

Structured mentoring programmes, introduced by many organisations, often as part of good practice in transformation initiatives, involve “matching” a mentor to a mentee – usually through the choice of the mentee. Sometimes, despite good intentions from all involved, the ensuing mentoring relationship runs into problems, and then sometimes collapses. What might have gone wrong? Clarity…