Mentoring

Forward-thinking organisations know that mentoring is a valuable, cost-effective way of supporting employees with their own development and one that has mutual benefits for both participants.

Mentor training and coaching

Forward-thinking organisations know that mentoring is a valuable, cost-effective way of supporting employees with their own development and one that has mutual benefits for both participants.

Our experience in training mentors spans many different public and private sector organisations. As always, we take the time to understand your business needs, and we tailor our approach to deliver this.

Our mentor training can be delivered in half-day or full-day modules.

Our Mentoring training is available in Bite Size – short courses which focus on single topics delivered in just two hours. For more information and examples of what we offer visit our Bite Size Training page.

Mentoring training courses – sample content for would-be mentors

  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of mentoring
  • The difference between coaching and mentoring
  • The benefits of mentoring
  • What it takes to be a great mentor
  • Developing the mentoring relationship – getting going and keeping going

As part of our mentor training programmes, we provide pre-work ahead of the training day asking candidates to consider what would make them suitable mentors. We can also provide one-to-one follow-up sessions with mentors to help them keep on track with their mentorships. Again, this service is designed to suit each individual organisation or business dependent on experience and needs.

We can also provide a shorter session for people who will be looking for a mentor to help them understand the scope and commitment of this.

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring can be described as a relationship between two people where one shares their skills, knowledge and perspectives to nurture the professional and personal growth of the other. All mentoring relationships are unique to the two people involved.

Mentors need to be both role model and champion. They help their mentee clarify and achieve their goals, and remove obstacles in the way of career progression by introducing their mentee to wider networks and knowledge. A mentor should be able to help the mentee recognise their own strengths and weaknesses and challenge the mentee to take a different view or do new things. Our training is focussed on developing these ideas and address the skills needed to become a successful mentor. We’ll also provide a mentor’s toolkit, full of steps and processes to facilitate and develop the mentorship role.

What is the difference between Mentoring and Coaching?

We’re often asked what the difference is between coaching and mentoring. By way of a quick summary, coaching is normally seen as short-term way of improving performance and is normally goal or issue focussed. On the other hand, whilst mentoring may include aspects of coaching, it is generally a longer-term relationship which supports the mentee in their personal and professional development.

We’ll provide potential mentors with guidelines and advice on how to integrate coaching techniques into the mentoring role and how to make the transition beyond the coaching role and into mentoring.

Contact us now to see how we can support your business mentoring programme

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