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Mentoring Skills

This Mentoring Skills training provides you with the skills and knowledge to mentor other people. You will understand what mentoring is, and how it differs from coaching and other forms of people development.

You will establish and manage the mentoring relationship; learn to adopt a more ‘hands-off’ empowering style when developing others; and make informed decisions about establishing and developing mentoring in your organisation.

What will I learn?

  • To define mentoring.
  • To understand and apply the skills required of an excellent mentor.
  • To understand and apply the ingredients for successful mentoring relationships.
  • To plan to establish mentoring processes.

Who should take this course?

This Mentoring Skills training is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the skills and knowledge to mentor other people. No previous training is required.

Course Content

  • What mentoring is and isn’t
  • Differences from coaching, counselling, training
  • Mentoring styles
  • Skills, attitudes
  • Pairing mentors and mentees
  • Contracting
  • Managing relationships
  • Getting the design right for your organisation
  • What needs to be communicated, to whom?
  • Responsibilities of mentors and mentees
  • Ongoing mentor support
  • Evaluation
  • Avoiding typical problems
  • Skills practice
  • Demonstration
  • ‘Live’ skills practice in small groups
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