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How to Be a Highly Effective Mentor

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- How to Be a Highly Effective Mentor -

Course Overview

While everyone within your team should be coached, mentoring is something that should be reserved for high-potential employees. If you don’t recognise that you have high potential people within your team, then there is every chance they will be poached by a competitor or they might decide to look elsewhere to further their career.

In an international study by Gartner Group, organisations that taught managers how to mentor high potential employees, saw more internal promotions, fewer resignations and were generally more productive than organisations that did not have a mentoring program in place.

This training will show you how to establish and maintain a successful mentoring relationship with one or several of your high potential team members. You’ll learn how to have powerful mentoring conversations while building the mentoring relationship over time.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the elements of a good mentoring match
  • Recognise the mentee’s responsibilities in the mentoring relationship
  • Discover effective questioning techniques as a mentor
  • Deliver constructive criticism to help a mentee improve their abilities
  • Handle issues in the mentoring relationship
  • Successfully move beyond the mentoring relationship.

Topics Covered

  • The two routes to finding a mentor organisation-sponsored and self-initiated
  • How to conduct an effective initial meeting
  • How to receive feedback openly
  • Ways to protect and contribute to the relationship as a mentee
  • How to bring the relationship to a proper close
  • Understanding the importance of guiding instead of telling
  • How to deliver constructive criticism
  • Ways to help a mentee exceed expectations
  • Ways for a mentee to handle problems with their mentor and vice versa.

Why Learn Online?

Learning new skills online can be perfect for organisations and employees for the following reasons:
  • You only have one or a few employees to train and develop (on a specific training topic)
  • Getting a trainer to your location could be difficult or cost-prohibitive
  • The employees you want to train work from home or are part-time
  • You don’t have the resources to cover for the employees you want to be trained, so allowing them to the training online means they won’t need to leave their work areas
  • Your training budget is limited, and online learning is more cost-effective
  • You want your people trained in a wide range of skills this year,’s online learning provides much better value to get everyone involved in learning and developing themselves.
  • Learn on a desktop
  • Watch on a Tablet
  • Take the training on a Smartphone
  • Develop skills at work or at home