This programme has been developed for Members and Officers who are presently involved in mentoring, or who intend to be in future and would like to develop their skills and knowledge.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Describe what mentoring is and explain why it is such an important activity
- Explain the role of the mentor and boundaries around the role
- Build rapport with the mentee
- Use questioning techniques and active listening skills
- Identify different support strategies linked to the mentee’s preferred learning style
- Set and agree measurable objectives
- Provide high quality feedback.
This is a very practical programme that is full of tips and techniques which will enable participants to develop their mentoring skills. Many of these skills will be transferrable to other areas of work.
Full workbooks are provided, together with copies of the PowerPoint slides.
Welcome (10 mins)
- Programme overview
- Introductions and personal aims
An Introduction to Mentoring (15 mins)
- What is mentoring? Why is it such an important activity?
- The role of the mentor
Getting Started (15 mins)
- The mentoring arrangement and learning contracts
- Roles and responsibilities
Working with the Mentee (60 mins)
- Opening a session
- Identifying issues, questioning techniques and listening
- Coaching techniques
- Setting measurable objectives
- Reviews and providing feedback
- The end of the relationship
Programme Review (10 mins)
- Key learning points