Mentoring: A Sine Qua Non for Leadership Development in a Knowledge-Based Economy

By J.B. Fadokun.

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The emergence of the global knowledge economy has put a premium on learning throughout the world as a knowledge-based economy relies primarily on the use of ideas rather than physical abilities. Preparing workers to compete in the knowledge economy requires a new model of education and training .Mentor-based professional development has been recognized as effective and popular capacity-building tools in the areas of leadership development. They are often mentioned as the key elements of good capacity –building practice .Yet despite their current status, many practitioners are unclear of what mentoring programme really involve, where and when they work. The paper addresses these questions to demystify the concepts and practices of mentoring in leadership development. It makes contribution to the continuing discussion on mentoring as a process of transferring knowledge for professional development.

Keywords: Mentoring, Leadership, Professional Development, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Economy

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 12, pp.47-54. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 569.830KB).

J.B. Fadokun

Research and Training Fellow, Research and Training Department, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Ondo, Ondo, Nigeria

James Banji Fadokun is a Research and Training Fellow at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Nigeria. He is a consultant and professional trainer at several national and international seminars on Education Management, HIV/AIDS issues. He has been involved in many researches on education at the national level in Nigeria. He is the Project Coordinator of ‘Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, which is capacity building efforts supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team for Education and the Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College of Medicine, United Kingdom. His areas of specialization are Higher education management, Human Resources Management, Gender and HIV/AIDS issues.

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