Mentoring: an introduction
Duration 0.5 days
Training Points 1.0
Team Central Short Courses

Depending upon the situation, people learn in different ways.

If someone is approaching a new task, instruction and practice may be the best methods.  If someone has a certain level of knowledge, skills and competence, the best way to develop this further may be by coaching.  For long-term career development, someone may benefit from having a mentor.

Mentoring: an introduction

For the purpose of the course, mentoring is the term used for the passing on of experience and advice to someone who is keen on long-term career development. A mentor is not there to provide all the answers but to get the mentee to do the thinking and planning for themselves.

Target Audience

Those who are keen to get involved in mentoring, or who are looking to set up a mentoring scheme within their department, school or business unit.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of mentor;
  • The consideration needed when setting up a mentoring relationship;
  • Models used for mentors in structuring a mentoring session of programme;
  • The key skills and behaviours useful in mentoring.


Many of the models and skills discussed will be common to the ‘How to Coach Others’ and the ‘Training Skills for Manager’s workshops.


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