90 Minute mentoring skills Training session

Along with more formal training, effective mentoring provides a further option for team members to develop and add value to the business. This will lead to improved productivity, improved retention statistics as team members are more likely to remain with a company if their development needs and career aspirations are being met. It will also improve the position of businesses or organisations who are committed to aiding the development of its team members.

Mentees will gain great advice from experienced employees who have ‘been there and done that’ to enable them to advance in their careers.

In addition to increased job satisfaction, mentors will gain additional skills and experience which will improve career advancement prospects.

As the demands of the work environment become more varied, many people feel that they are unprepared for the opportunities they would like to pursue. Individual professional development has become an important part of preparing for promotions and career changes.

The experience or knowledge of those who have already navigated similar paths can be indispensable advice as mentees try to make decisions about their future. Networking opportunities are often fostered through a mentoring relationship, alerting mentees to possible opportunities.

Viewing mentoring as a type of professional development focuses the goals and expectations of the mentee and mentor. In addition to familiarisation with the role of a mentor you will learn how meetings should be structured and the skills and qualities required of a good mentor.

The key content of this 90 minute mentoring skills training session:

  • What mentoring is and how it contributes to organisational development
  • How mentoring differs from other forms of development, such as coaching
  • The skills of the effective mentor
  • Mentoring ground rules
  • Structuring and managing mentoring sessions
  • Mentoring models


By the end of this 90 minute mentoring skills training session your learners will be able to:

  • Describe mentoring and explain the benefits to employees and the company
  • Explain the structure of an initial meeting and the skills and qualities required

  • Identify further development required in order to proceed with the mentor/mentee relationship

Timings and Other Information

  • The sessions are 90 minutes long with an optional 30 minutes additional Q and A with the tutor at the end for those that want to hang around
  • The session is for up to 12 learners (which is why we don't charge per person, prices include the session, an experience tutor and materials)
  • We are flexible on the times but recommend the following (GMT): 08:00, 11:00 and 14:00
  • We recommend a monthly follow up and coaching session (on-line), with the same tutor, one month after the session to ensure action and accountability for the tasks the learners set themselves
  • If it suits your needs better you could always organise 3 different sessions per day for your team to choose the best time for them and we'll co-ordinate the rest
  • If relevant, all pre-course activities will be forwarded to the session organiser to be distributed to the leaners a week before before the session to allow to for completion
  • All the handouts will be forwarded to the session organiser to be distributed to the leaners after the session