#85 New Skill - Coaching/Mentoring: change request pending
Transfer of skills and knowledge through hands-on mentoring/coaching is an important part of the professional environment. At present this kind of skills/knowledge transfer is not well articulated by a skill in SFIA.
This could perhaps be better covered through making the expectations of mentoring/coaching clear in the Business Skills part of the LoRs, however there are clearly some people who are better at coaching/mentoring others, and at the senior level this is a recognised skill for managers/executives. Much as Performance Management (PEMT) has been identified as a specific skill, this change suggests consideration of adding Coaching/Mentoring as a specific skill.
Note that this is not the same as the development/exploitation/sharing of expertise found in Technical Specialism (TECH) and not the same as Learning Delivery (ETDL).
An outline description as follows:
Overall description: The transfer of knoweledge/skill to others through shared experiences.
Level 3: Able to transfer own knowledge to support others working at a similar or junior level in the same skill to develop that skill.
Level 4: Leverages own knowledge, and that of others (including the coachee/mentee) to assist in the develop of knowledge and skill related to their own area of competence.
Level 5: Can oversee and coordinate mentoring/coaching. Able to help others develop generical capabilities (e.g. as described by the LoR) as well as in their own and related area of competence.
Level 6: Works with managers, including peers and seniors to support the development of generic and specific capabilities critical to organisational success.
Attached to Skill management