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Mentoring Skills

Course Overview

What do Larry Page, Steve Jobs and Sir Richard Branson have in common? They have all had some support from mentors. No matter who you are, where you’ve come from, or what you have achieved, a good mentor is an invaluable asset in business. The key is in finding a good mentor, someone not only with the wisdom and experience, but also an understanding of what mentoring is and is not about and a toolkit of techniques to ensure the conversations are meaningful.

With mentoring in its broadest context, the Mentee uses a Mentor as a sounding board for guidance on how best to achieve their personal targets and longer term goals. Competent mentors listen and are able to empathise. Whilst they may use the skills of Coach and Counsellor, they are assertive, positive role models and, as they have no direct responsibility for the trainee, they can offer unbiased advice.

The GBS Mentoring skills course addresses the special skills that Mentors need to build a constructive relationship with their Mentees.

This GBS course is suitable for first time Mentors, or those with more experience, who want to further their skill base and then practice key mentoring skills as well as develop their own unique mentoring style.

Typical learning outcomes

  • Explain the difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Understand how to establish and build a productive mentoring relationship
  • Describe a mentoring contract
  • Understand how to structure a mentoring session
  • Develop enhanced facilitation, coaching, counselling and feedback skills
  • Adopt tools for overcoming obstacles to successful mentoring arising from personal, team and organisational issues
  • Practise the skills of effective mentoring
  • Develop a personal action plan

Course format options

  • In House Course
  • Public Course

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