This programme will inspire and encourage participants to become the best mentors they can be now and onwards. It provides mentors with a strong foundation that they can build upon easily and from which they can develop their mentoring capabilities. Each mentor will benefit from being within the group context, where everyone’s ideas, experiences and questions are valued.
The programme will build reassurance and confidence. Providing participants with a broad understanding of what is involved in becoming an effective mentor, as well as a host of practical ideas and techniques they can apply immediately.
The course will:
- Create a safe and interactive group learning environment that provides a positive and firm foundation for new mentors to start their mentoring journey
- Provide an overview of the key elements involved in mentoring relationships. This includes some theory and the practical aspects involved and how mentoring links to the business
- Ensure that mentors know how to create focus, hold boundaries, contract well and use their relationship building skills to form positive mentoring relationships
- Offer tips about how to avoid pitfalls, how to deal with resistance, stuckness and overwhelm
- Explore ways of dealing with difficult emotions or the unexpected during the mentoring sessions
- Introduce new mentors to a variety of different tools, techniques and approaches so that they can begin to create their own bank of mentoring resources
Be clear and able to communicate what inspires participants about their purpose in mentoring others
An informative and practical PDF Course Resource Book, and additional resources will be provided for all participants at the start of the course.
Jude Elliman is always the course leader for this particular training. She is the course designer and one of the founders of the Listening Partnership. She is a highly experienced executive coach, supervisor, trainer and L&OD specialist. She has developed mentoring programmes for individuals, youth workers, HR professionals and first-line leaders in a range of organisations locally and internationally.
She is a natural mentor herself, able to draw alongside others to enhance their capacity to shape the skills and experiences of others. She lives her values of respecting others’ experience, believing in the resourcefulness of her clients and their potential for success. Jude is committed to training new mentors, as she believes that they do have the potential to make a real and significant difference within their contexts.
Approachable, empathic, driven by a love of making things relevant, she can translate ideas into action and ground what she creates in practical outcomes.
Jude’s approach is collaborative, informative and creative. Her humour and relationship building skills thread through her work. She knows from direct experience how effective mentoring can have a positive and enduring ripple effect in organisations.