I am a fairly senior member of the information security team at my company. Due to my previous experience, I have been asked by my manager to help mentor / train some of the more more junior members of the team.
In general, these team members are smart, diligent, and highly motivated, which is great. However, I have noticed on several occasions these team members are not often well-informed of important events outside of IT or even within IT outside of our team, that strongly affects our team. I strongly believe that having a better awareness of events occurring outside of our immediate team, enabling greater understanding of internal end user needs would be very helpful. Being able to establish strong rapport with non-technical business users had been helpful on numerous occasions when obtaining buy - in etc. In addition, security often has a unfortunate reputation as the "department of no", so being able to relate to users is important.
I don't want these team members to spend any time off work if at all possible. I also do not want to involve management at this point as I feel its simply too early. A personal approach is preferred.
What strategies can I use to help more junior end users be more aware of the bigger picture and what's occurring in the company?