Mentoring is a proven approach used to enhance the skills, knowledge, talents and potential of individuals as part of an organisational learning and development strategy. It is an approach that is particularly applicable to those working with Apprentices, Graduates or new employees and can be used in a wide range of work contexts. This short course explores the principles and practices of mentoring, and develops the skills needed to be an effective workplace mentor
A highly practical course where participants will explore what mentoring is before putting it into practice in the work context. Live mentoring sessions with feedback is an integral part of the program.

This course is designed for leaders and managers who wish to develop effective performance coaching and mentoring skills and will be particularly helpful for managers of apprentices, graduates and new employees in the workplace.

• What is Mentoring?
• Similarities and differences between mentoring and coaching
• Different types of mentoring
• The purpose of mentoring for individuals, teams and the organisation
• Apprenticeships / Graduates and the mentoring role
• Mentoring new employees
• Developing a mentoring approach
• The Joint Venture approach to mentoring
• Common stages in mentoring
• Skills and competencies of an effective mentor – listening, challenging, giving and receiving feedback
• Feedback mechanisms
• Checklists, Contracts, Confidentiality and Career planning