It has long been recognized in Lodges that a Mentor can provide invaluable support, advice, and information to candidates. Grand Lodge is investigating formally raising the profile of the role; in the meantime, increasing numbers of Lodges are setting up mentoring programs, some as formal appointments and others as informal schemes. There is a need for an accessible book outlining best practices for a Mentor and giving advice on how best to fulfill this role. In this book, Richard Johnson introduces the role and why it has become increasingly necessary to appoint Mentors. The main part of the book deals with how the Mentor can assist the candidate for initiation and the member after initiation, passing, and raising. The Mentor is involved in all aspects of running the Lodge and can guide Members through their career in the Lodge. There is also a useful bibliography of various booklets that are available on many of the individual aspects of the role.
|Publisher:||Allan, Ian Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Richard Johnson graduated from Cambridge University in 1967 with a BA Honours in natural sciences and metallurgy, received his MA in 1970, and his PhD from Surrey University in 1974 in materials science and metallurgy. He was initiated into Salwick Lodge No. 7993 of Preston and West Lancashire in 1983, became Master in 1992, and was promoted to Past Provincial Junior Grand Deacon in West Lancashire in 1998. In 2001 he became the founding Master of Brigantes Lodge No. 9734 of Kendal and Cumberland & Westmorland, a lodge created by keen ritualists to perform the long versions of each of the ceremonies, including some of the rarely used items at the backs of the ritual books. Since the start of this lodge, he has led the demonstration team of the Brigantes' workings in several formal visits to lodges in England and Scotland. He has given invited lectures on the development of the early lodges in Lancashire, Cumberland & Westmorland and the North West in general.