Mentoring: a one-day introductory workshop - 1 Day

Southwark Employees Price: £100 Associates Price: £150


Who is it for?

Mentoring: a one-day introductory workshop

Staff understand the concept and benefits of mentoring, for both a mentor and mentee, enabling them to decide if this is something they would like to pursue further. Following this programme, they will be able to take part in the council’s mentoring scheme.



Mentoring is a sensitive and valuable type of development activity. It involves taking on the role of a trusted and experienced advisor to another individual, and requires a range of skills. This one-day course is designed to define mentoring clearly, so that the mentor is comfortable with the scope and depth of the relationship with the mentee. It covers a range of skills to do with interviewing and coaching within the framework 'lifecycle' of a mentoring relationship. The lively and challenging course involves exercises and role play to enable the participant to rehearse some of the key moments in the mentoring process.

What does it cover?

  • Definitions of and background to mentoring
  • Mentoring in context - alongside other development activities, such as counselling and coaching
  • How mentoring differs from coaching
  • Selecting mentors and mentees
  • Responsibilities and the scope of the mentoring role
  • Defining and developing the mentoring relationship
  • The mentoring lifecycle
  • The scope and focus of mentoring activities
  • Managing the mentoring relationship with both mentees and their managers
  • Using OSKAR skill development technique and other coaching tools
  • Goal-setting and definition skills
  • Helping the mentee assess their own performance
  • Coaching in a mentoring context
  • Giving feedback constructively – especially the negative
  • Behavioural interviewing skills (questioning and listening)
  • Solution generation skills
  • Sensitive and ethical issues - and how to avoid becoming a counsellor rather than mentor
  • Using a range of tools for developing the performance of others
  • Ensure that good intentions are translated into monitored action plans

What are the course outcomes?

  • List the benefits and applications of mentoring
  • Define who mentoring is for - and who should do it
  • Identify the benefits of both mentor and mentee
  • Manage the mentoring lifecycle
  • Effectively focus and limit the scope of the mentoring role
  • Using coaching skills in the mentoring context
  • Manage the sensitive issues that arise in mentoring situations
  • Avoid an overly directive style

Book dates available for this course

15 May 09:30 Training Room G01a, Ground Floor, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QH 8 Spaces Left

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