Mentors have usually followed a path similar to that along which the mentee is travelling and can therefore help define and work through personal and professional challenges.
The mentor plays a valuable role in helping the mentee keep a personal development action plan to record what has been achieved and learned, including relevant future formal and informal learning, thereby stimulating professional development.
A mentor also offers advice and guidance to help mentees develop their potential and improve performance.
This training will include practical activities to reinforce learning.
By attending this training you will learn:
- A good understanding of what mentoring entails.
- The skills and confidence to share best practice and maximise your impact in the role.
- The knowledge to be able to set-up, manage and close a mentoring programme.
- What is mentoring and reverse mentoring?
- The differences between mentoring and coaching
- The benefits of mentoring
- The principles of mentoring and coaching
- Mentoring agreements, contracts and supporting documents
- Setting clear expectations and ground rules
- The mentor’s role
- The mentee’s role
- The mentoring relationship
- Mentoring and Coaching Models
- Goal setting
- Learning Styles
- Active listening
- Questioning Skills
- Building rapport
- Giving practical and supportive feedback
- Mentoring – from the mentee’s perspective
- Linking Action Plans to developmental activities