Mentoring Skills

Hand Drawing Career Flowchart Representing Business Mentoring


To improve the ability to mentor effectively by providing the appropriate levels and type of support to enable a person to meet their goals and objectives.

Who Would Benefit

All individuals given the responsibility for mentoring others, particularly those responsible for mentoring graduates who have joined the company.


By the end of the workshop delegates will:

  • Have a clear structure and framework for the role of a mentor.
  • Understand what is involved at each stage of the mentoring process.
  • Be able to use a structured approach for the delivery of coaching and mentoring.
  • Have a wider view of the alternatives to the performance management of people.
  • Be able to use a mentoring process that focuses on the needs of the other person.
  • Be fully prepared for the responsibility of mentoring others.


By the end of the workshop delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between coaching and mentoring.
  • Clearly identify when someone has a need for and can be helped by mentoring.
  • Describe the aims and structure of an effective mentoring programme, and the role of the Mentor in this process.
  • Describe the skills and characteristics of a successful mentor.
  • Explain how to avoid the potential pitfalls that can befall mentoring programmes.
  • Plan, structure and organise an effectie mentoring programme.
  • Be able to interpret and respond to specific issues and problems that can arise during a mentoring programme, as practiced during the course.
  • Continue to develop their personal mentoring style.

Content Outline

  • Pre-work
  • Selecting individuals for coaching or mentoring
  • The Change Process for individuals
  • Effective Mentoring Programmes
  • Analysis of skills required
  • Delivery skills
  • Structure
  • Monitoring Progress
  • Coaching Exercise
  • Coaching Style questionnaire

Recommended Numbers

Suitable for between 6 and 10 participants, with 8 being an ideal number.


  • 1.5 days

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