´╗┐Mentor Skills Workshop

Thursday, June 5, 2014
10:00 to 16:00

Who is it for?

This workshop would be suitable for mentors at all levels – those who wish to mentor for the first time and also individuals who have previously undertaken formal mentoring but have not mentored for some time and/or not had any structured training as part of a mentoring scheme in the past.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between a mentoring and a coaching relationship
  • Explain the mentoring relationship and the roles and responsibilities involved
  • Be introduced to tools and approaches to build successful mentoring relationships and develop their own competence
  • Develop a clear set of guidelines and principles on which to build a successful mentoring relationship
  • Confidently deliver mentee support
  • Refresh their understanding of the difference between a mentoring and coaching relationship
  • Explain the mentoring relationship and the roles and responsibilities involved
  • Enhance previously developed guidelines and principles in order to build a successful mentoring relationship
  • Further develop specific tools to provide effective support to the mentee
  • Confidently continue to deliver mentee support

On completion of the workshop, attendees will be invited to join the online NHS Leadership South West Mentor Register.

Workshop content

  • What mentoring is and isn’t, key elements and differentiating it from coaching
  • Learning in a mentoring relationship and ethical practice
  • The mentor/mentee relationship
  • Skills and attributes of the competent mentor - an introduction to essential mentoring skills and techniques
  • The mentoring relationship and its phases
  • Applying and embedding your learning from the workshop.
  • A recap of what mentoring is and what it is not, key elements and differentiating it from coaching
  • Learning in a mentoring relationship and ethical practice
  • The mentor/ mentee relationship
  • Skills and attributes of the competent mentor - an opportunity to refresh and build on your skills and techniques
  • The mentoring relationship and its phases
  • Applying and embedding your learning from the workshop

A choice of dates is available for this one day workshop:

  • Wednesday 14th May, 10.00-16.00 – Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton
  • Wednesday 21st May, 10.00-16.00 – Holiday Inn, Taunton
  • Thursday 5th June, 10.00-16.00 – Holiday Inn, Taunton

About the facilitator:

Jane Hepper has over 25 years experience across the full range of HR and OD activities gained in both private and public sector. She has headed HR, training and development teams and managed major change programmes covering business start-ups, joint ventures, business redesign and cultural change programmes.

As a consultant her focus is on improving individual, management and organisational performance, delivering real outcomes through the use of coaching, mentoring and the development of people. A Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), she has an MA in Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Coaching. In addition she is accredited to use a range of psychometric tests including FIRO-B and OPQ, a qualified MBTI practitioner and certificated in the use of SDI (The Strength Deployment Inventory) an individual and team building tool. Jane also co-leads the Devon and Cornwall EMCC network.

Booking details

To register, please select one of the dates above and email your contact details to leadership@southwest.hee.nhs.uk.

Places are very limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.


Holiday Inn, Taunton