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Internal & External Mentors Network (IEMN) - The LEKGOTLA Way!

  • 6 Mar 2021
  • 08:00 - 16:30
  • ZOOM Virtual Event


  • A member refers fully paid up member of COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO. They will be required to produce membership card and submit membership number at the registration desk
  • A non-member is any member of the public who is not a member of COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO, and is not accompanying a members as a guest at the event.
  • A Pro-Bono Member s are the Directors and Members of the Board of Directors of COMETSA Development Agencies, including the Management Committee Members of COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO, and staff members of any of COMETSA companies.
  • Similar to the guest speakers, facilitators at our events are very critical and highly valued by our members. They may not necessarily be members of COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO. We either pay them for facilitating our events or allow them to attend the events for free. This category is created to help us in tracking the facilitators used for our various events. They are added to our database.
  • We regularly invite subject matter experts to deliver talks at our events. When that happens such guest speakers are allowed to attend the events without paying attendance fees. This is irrespective of whether they are being paid to speak or not. They are critical to the success of our events. The guest speakers are our important resources for future events and are therefore requested to register for the events on our portal. They are added to our database.
  • The external service providers are brought in to deliver services at our events. It is a common practice not to make them pay for the events as they add value to the events. We still require them to register on our portal and be added to our database. This category helps us in tracking the service providers hired to support our events.
  • It is our desire to have as many donors and funders as possible. Unlike sponsors, donors and funders are like our "family members". They donate to our courses and fund our activities, programmes, and projects because they believe in the work we do. They will never be made to pay for attending any of our events.
  • We would like to have many of our events sponsored. As a non-profit organization with such low and affordable membership fees, we can only succeed if we are able to attract many sponsors to our events. Of course we must deliver value to them. We have created this category to demonstrate that we value them. And we will never make a sponsor of a particular even to pay for it. But we certainly want their representatives to be added to the database of those who attended the events that they sponsored.
  • Every organization and event organizer wants their events to receive publicity. The first people to attract are the media representatives. It is our desire to receive publicity of our events. We will therefore not make any official media representative pay for attending our events as long as they there on duty to cover the event and give us publicity.

Registration is closed

The Internal & External Mentors Network (IEMN) - The LEKGOTLA Way! is a professional get together of the mentorship practitioners, academics, lecturers, facilitators, buyers of mentorship services and related fields organized by COMETSA Conferencing & Events Management (a division of COMETSA GoC International Pty Ltd) on behalf of COMETSA PMS Lekgotla Networks, and COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO.

The facilitators apply the COMETSA LEKGOTLA Methodology in engaging with the participants. The outcome of the event is the insights into trends in Mentoring, new knowledge, and networking that the participants gain from attending.

The Internal & External Mentors Network (IEMN) - The LEKGOTLA Way! and the Holistic Human Capital Development Tours Way! by both COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO and COMETSA Radio Worldwide takes place annually in March. It is that time of the year now. 

This year’s event happens virtually via Zoom. The line -up covers the following: Definition, Basics of Mentoring, Mentoring Objectives, Leadership Development through Mentoring, Types of Mentoring, Mentoring Styles, Mentoring Process, and Mentoring Checklists. 

“The term mentoring has its roots in Greek mythology. In Homer’s Odyssey, the hero Odysseus entrusts his friend Mentor to look after his son, Telemachus, while he is away at war and prepare him to be king. The word mentor came to mean teacher, educator or role model”.

During the LEKGOTLA we will look deep into: The Role of the Mentor, Uses for Mentoring, Improving Various Skills Through Executive Mentoring, Mentoring Implementation Expertise (ACF; EMM; APP; GOS; and SCA), Types of Mentoring, Mentoring Styles, Mentoring Process, Four Phases of Mentoring Process (Selection Phase, Negotiation Phase, Work Phase, and Assessment Phase), and Mentoring Checklists(Mentee Encouragement Checklist; and Checklist to Prepare for Mentorship Meetings)

Post-LEKGOTLA Mentor Practitioner Projects! We would like our members and participants to be thinking about their own volunteer or commercial practical projects that are relevant to the challenges facing our country, South Africa, that could be resolved by Mentoring. 

Such projects should be located within the following value chain (i.e. the logical transitional stages) of the Holistic Human Capital Development “from cradle to grave”:

Early Childhood Education → Primary School Education → High School Education → College and University Education → Parental and Guardian Development → Youth Entrepreneurship Development → Youth Leadership Development → Employment Readiness → Work-Integrated Learning → Studies Readiness and Career Choice → Career Management and Corporate Life → Technical, Administrative, Specialisation and Functional → Management and Leadership Development → Retired Professionals Continuous Development → Professional Relationship Management → Celebrity Life Status → Professional and Entrepreneurship Development → Community and Citizenship Development!

We will be looking at the factors that must be considered at each of the transitional stages of the value chain. 

COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club (Registration No. 046-705-NPO) is a non-profit organization serving the interests of its members, and that of the friends, supporters and stakeholders of COMETSA Development Agencies, and Commercial Enterprises.

COMETSA House, 13 Somer Street, Klopperpark, Isando, 1601, South Africa, callcentre@cometsa-goc.com ; www.cometsafriendsandsupportersclub.wildapricot.org

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