About the course

Course outline

The course is three weeks in duration which includes weekly one-and-a-half-hour online video conferences providing direct interaction with the facilitator. There are some tasks for collaboration and reflection of the materials presented with opportunities to interact with the facilitator and colleagues using the online Learning Management System online.

Topics covered

This course covers:

  • mentoring foundations: definition, purpose, benefits
  • your intentions and expectations as a mentor/mentee
  • roles and responsibilities
  • managing the mentoring partnership
  • core communication: listening, asking good questions, strengths-based feedback.

Learning outcomes

By participating in this course, you will:

  • be able to apply a range of mentoring processes and practices
  • understand the differences and synergies between mentoring and coaching
  • practice and refine a range of mentoring skills
  • be able to integrate key learnings from the course in your professional context. 

Who is this course for?

Any individuals or groups intending to start or refine an existing mentoring scheme. Suitable for mentors or mentees and a combination of both.

About the facilitator

Dr Lesley Petersen has over twenty-five years’ experience in the training and development field, specifically building her expertise in the areas of mentoring and evaluation research. She completed her PhD in 2011 which investigated the influence of mentoring on academic teaching practice and resulted in the development of an integrated model for mentoring as a mechanism for supporting professional development and enhancing leadership capabilities across an organisation.

Lesley’s passion for mentoring has led her to engage in local and nationally-funded research to continue exploring the impact of mentoring at an individual and organisational level. She uses her expertise to assist organisations with implementing systems to help develop staff to reach their full potential.

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Public course dates will be listed below when available.  Or, Contact your local hub to discuss booking a course privately for your organisation. 

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