Mentoring skills

A field of growing crops with the word Helping other people to develop is a key skill for most successful people. By helping your colleagues improve, you improve the performance of your team and organisation. A mentor draws on their own personal experience and successful behaviours to help their mentee to improve their performance.

Some people find that mentoring others is a skill that comes naturally. Many others find it really helpful to develop a more methodical approach to mentoring. Our participants tell us that the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and approach as a mentor is particularly valuable. This often results in an increased awareness of, and confidence in, the skills they employ as a mentor.

These workshops offer a range of approaches and understanding to help mentors become more effective when they support a more junior colleague.

These are some topics that may be included in our Mentoring Skills courses:

  • What is mentoring?
  • Distinguishing mentoring from coaching
  • Who should be a mentor?
  • The Emotionally Intelligent mentor
  • Understanding the impact of the Learning Cycle
  • Why Transactional Analysis matters to a mentor
  • Giving clear and constructive feedback
  • Managing the mentoring relationship
  • Creating a Personal Development Plan

How to plan your course

Identify three key areas which you want your workshop to focus on. These may include the topics above - or you may want to include other topics. Contact us by email or phone (details below) and we will work with you to design a workshop which will meet your team members' needs.

Using your ideas and examples drawn from the participants' experience, we will write and deliver a workshop to your precise requirements.

The Midas Approach

We tailor the content of every individual workshop to best fit the skill level and needs of the participants.

All of our workshops are highly interactive, and give the participants lots of opportunities to put theories into practice. Our highly experienced trainers will pass on the tips which will help your staff members succeed.