The Society of Will Writers Professional Standards Board is excited to announce a new initiative that will provide our members with a mentor. A mentor who can provide you with advice based on their knowledge, inspire you to be the best you can be, support you in growing your business and guide you for the crucial first months of being out there on your own, or for the period in which you need it most.
New members sometimes tell us that whilst they receive technical training, they feel they need help with the practicalities of launching and running their business in the early days. Similarly, some of our longer-term members tell us they would like to grow or they have a specific challenge they would like help with.
Whilst SWW Regional Meetings offer support on a group basis, some of our members feel they would like individual help for a short while. So, whether you’re new to the profession or have been in Estate Planning for a while, as a Full SWW member (MSWW^) you are eligible to apply for the SWW Mentorship Programme.* We aim to match you with a mentor who has relevant experience or knowledge, so telling us a bit about you will help us to make sure you have the right person alongside you.
It is our firm belief that by offering a mentorship programme, we can all raise standards in our profession together.
However, it isn’t for technical advice or training, other SWW services and benefits help with that separately.
Additional mentors will be trained later in the year so there will be more opportunities to get involved.
Mentees will be matched with a trained mentor and will get up to 12 months of assistance from them. Regular monthly meetings and check-ins will help identify actions, set goals and make plans to help keep you on track!
To apply for the mentorship programme, please download the relevant application form from the bottom of this page and return it to [email protected].
We’re looking for SWW members who are:
Becoming a mentor is a serious uptaking, and will require your full cooperation and support with the programme. Mentors will need to commit to the following:
In return, being a mentor rewards you by strengthening your leadership skills and providing you with new skills, as well as counting towards your SWW CPD and giving you enormous satisfaction.
Applications to become a mentor are currently open. Please apply by the 5th of May 2023 using the form below.
We provide two initial virtual training sessions:
For more information about the Mentoring Programme, you can contact us directly at our dedicated inbox – [email protected].