Effective mentoring

Course summary

This practical one-day course will give you the opportunity to explore the role of the mentor and to practice the skills necessary to mentor successfully.

Delegates will examine the skills, behaviours and values essential to become an effective mentor. Through discussions, interactive exercises and case studies the day will cover the essentials of mentoring and mentoring approaches, alongside challenges and pitfalls to avoid.

Suitable for first time mentors, or those with more experience, this training will enable you to practice key mentoring skills as well as develop your unique mentoring style.

LP, CharityComms
“I wanted to get an overview of how to be a good mentor - I feel like I've been given some very useful tips. I really enjoyed the psychology aspect of the course.”
CK, Welsh Government
“I'm blown away by the Centre's facilities - I loved the herbal teas and well-stocked bathrooms! An outstanding trainer who was very knowledgeable, attentive to our needs, and interesting.”
PK, Scout Association
“The course was excellent and probably the best course I've ever been on! I loved being able to talk to the rest of the group and find out what other people are doing and how we can work together.”

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

  • There are no dates available at the moment.

The course will cover:

  • what mentoring is and how it contributes to organisational development
  • how mentoring differs from other forms of development, such as coaching
  • when to use mentoring
  • the skills of the effective mentor
  • getting started in mentoring
  • mentoring ground rules and contracting
  • structuring and managing mentoring sessions
  • mentoring models
  • active listening and questioning skills and techniques
  • working with different learning and engagement styles
  • goal setting and action planning
  • dealing with challenges of mentoring, such as time pressures, lack of engagement or personality clashes
  • evaluating mentoring relationships
  • bringing mentoring relationships to an end
  • a year of free support

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

This one-day training course is suitable for anyone who is involved in mentoring or who wishes to develop mentoring skills. The course is suitable for first-time mentors as well as those who already have mentoring experience.

The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

This course will enable you to:

– understand the role of the mentor and the parameters of mentoring
– establish a mentoring relationship and set appropriate ground rules
– plan and structure mentoring sessions
– manage mentoring sessions
– learn and practice key mentoring skills
– assess and respond to individual mentoring needs
– work with different learning and engagement styles
– set appropriate goals and action plans
– assess the effectiveness of a mentoring relationship
– deal with common mentoring challenges
– manage the end of a mentoring relationship

The Centre offers a wide range management courses which complement this training, including Emotional intelligence and Moving up in management.

  • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Effective mentoring

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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