Experiences in Training of Mentors for Management of Directors at Basic Education Institutions in Peru


  • Sofía Gamarra Mendoza, José Gregorio Brito Garcías


training process, mentors, professional profile, managerial coaching


The objective of the research is to understand how mentors perceive the training process they receive for the accompaniment of managers. For this purpose, a study was conducted with a qualitative approach, using hermeneutic phenomenology as a method, and supported by a documentary review. The research population consisted of 8 mentors who were subjects of study, selected intentionally taking as a base criterion the years of experience according to their participation during the 3 years of the mentoring program for managers. An interview was used as a data collection technique and a semi-structured interview guide was used as instrument. In addition, a documentary review of the professional profile of each person was carried out and contrasted with the interview data. The study categories were the professional characteristics of the mentors, the training process before starting their work and during the accompaniment of managers. The most important findings were the diversity of professional profiles of the mentors; not all of them have assumed the position of manager. The training process of the mentors, during the years that it was face-to-face, shows a marked difference in the virtual modality, causing difficulties in the new mentors who entered during the year of confinement; the same that were strengthened in informal meetings by their more experienced fellow mentors. In conclusion, it is necessary that the training programs for mentors be part of a permanent design that promotes new methodologies in virtuality and more spaces for mentors to share experiences. Likewise, the companion who follows the mentor's training process has been complemented by the participation of professionals from different careers who provide different expertise to the mentors.