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Mentoring training is a critical part of a successful mentoring programme. It needs to be a key element of the planning for a mentoring programme and it should include both mentors and mentees.
Mentoring training needs to enable reflection and self-awareness. It should develop skills but also build confidence. Finally, it’s important to cover the mentoring processes i.e. logistics, matching, roles and responsibilities etc. A lack of clarity about these topics becomes a barrier to learning for both mentors and mentees.
It doesn’t have to be lengthy, onerous or expensive – just talk to us to find out how we can help you.
We recognise that organisations have many and differing needs in delivering mentoring training. So we have solutions for a variety of circumstances and requirements. These include:
We deliver tailored workshops based on our excellent resources which are detailed on our website. We run workshops for mentors and mentees
We train and coach internal team members to deliver workshops and leave them with a set of Mentoring Training Resources
Our Mentoring Training Resources set includes a copy of all our materials, an excellent Facilitator Guide and generous discounts for ongoing orders of workbooks and cards
Your own branded, electronic copies of all materials with a lifetime licence. This is a particularly valuable resource for larger, multi-site organisations.
Are you a larger organisation with lots of potential mentors and mentees?
Are your teams located in different countries?
Then you will want to have own branded, electronic copies of all books with unlimited usage that you can print and distribute as needed.
Contact us to find out how we can implement mentoring into your organisation!
Training mentors is an essential step in any mentoring programme. Many senior leaders believe that they mentor naturally as part of their role. Perhaps they do. However, the type of mentoring required, the objectives of the mentoring initiative and the learning style of mentees will impact what style of mentoring is most valuable. That, in turn, effects the skills that need to be developed for mentors.
Our training resources enable a consistency of approach whilst developing each participants individual mentoring skills and style. For more information about training mentors and what we offer, please click here.
Too often, mentees are overlooked or given just a short briefing. The consequences limit the effectiveness of the mentoring. Lack of ownership and responsibility on the part of the mentee is a frequent complaint when mentoring training does not include mentees. Mentee training is likely to increase the effectiveness of a mentoring programme by 30% according to research conducted by Henley Business School.
Why is it so important to make time for mentee training?
It’s because the success of mentoring depends as much on the attitude and readiness of the mentee as it does on the skills of the mentor. In fact, we think it’s the most important success criteria. Training also helps to remove potential barriers for mentees such as The Awe Factor.
Mentees need to come to mentoring with strong levels of:
- motivation and enthusiasm
- clear purpose and goals for their mentoring
- commitment and readiness
- self awareness, including their preferred learning style
- openness to feedback and to different perspectives
- clarity about the process and framework
When you consider this list, and it’s not exhaustive, training mentees is clearly an essential investment of time. However, our workshops last for just half a day and make a huge difference to the readiness and engagement of mentees.
For more information about how we train mentees please click here
Prefer to deliver mentoring training in-house?
Mentoring training can be challenging for organisations. Mentors and mentees can be spread across the country, continent or the globe. Many companies find, as a result, that mentoring training is inconsistent, variable in quality or reliant on a set of PowerPoint slides. Internal trainers may not be experienced in mentoring and, whilst they may be good facilitators or trainers, they lack high quality materials.
We have the solution!
We have developed Mentoring Training Resources which offer a complete toolkit for training mentors and mentees. Our approach is to deliver a half day workshop to bring our materials to life and help you to get the most from them and enable them to fit to your needs.
Our recommended model is that we run a short (3 hour) workshop for your internal facilitators to bring the materials to life and enable them to deliver highly effective workshops with confidence.
We pride ourselves on being flexible to please contact us to arrange a chat about your requirements at email@example.com
The Mentoring Training Toolkit gives you:
- A variety of workshop outlines and session plans
- Pre-work and workbook activity sheets
- Additional activities to increase learning and participation
- Electronic copies of handouts and activities
- Templates for inspiring posters to engage and inspire participants
- Facilitation tips and suggested set up and room layout
- A copy of Get Ready to Mentor and Get Ready for Mentoring
- A set of Mentoring Conversation Cards
- 20% reduction on all of your future books and cards purchases
If you live outside of the UK please contact us for postal rates