The content can include:

  • The benefits of mentoring
  • Informal and formal mentoring programs
  • Learning styles
  • Selection and matching of mentor partners
  • Phases in the mentoring relationship
  • Skills in giving feedback
  • Listening skills to aid problem-solving
  • Considerations for implementation of a mentoring scheme

Learning Outcomes: As a result of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of mentoring;
  • Give specific feedback;
  • Identify the implications for different learning styles;
  • Assist mentees to identify development areas, long and short term goals and an appropriate action plan;
  • Practise effective listening techniques;
  • Describe the major steps in the mentoring process; and
  • Consider issues relevant to their own workplace in the implementation of a mentoring program