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Mentoring Skills Workshop

24 January 2019 9:30 - 17:00

222 Balham High Road

SW12 9BS

A1812 CIBSE Member ex VAT £280.00

A1812 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00

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Key Areas


The course introduces the concept of mentoring, and provides delegates with an increased awareness of mentoring duties in the context of a training and development scheme. The course will have a workshop format and is designed to suit the needs of both new and existing mentors, as well as other learning professionals.


Course Content


Mentoring is a nurturing role that works through a one-to-one relationship with the mentee to assist in their development. As well as supporting the mentee's progress, this relationship can also be personally rewarding and fulfilling for the mentor, so it is a mutually beneficial process. But mentoring can also be a challenging role and to be successful requires awareness and a range of "soft" and "hard" skills. This course covers some of the wider issues of mentoring, together with the specific functional role applicable to mentoring on a training and development scheme. Aspects that will be covered include:




Session 1: Introduction, objectives and format


  • The mentor’s role
  • Approaches to mentoring
  • Definitions of mentoring
  • Expectations of a mentoring relationship
  • Sort exercises and discussion             


Session 2: IPD and company mentoring schemes


  • The skills development cycle
  • Professional development support arrangements
  • Company mentoring schemes
  • Mentoring on an IPD scheme
  • Exercise 1 – Progress review meetings


Session 3: Mentoring in practice: Challenges and limitations


  • Exercises 2 – Development action plans
  • Exercise 3 – Addressing a lack of engagement
  • Discussion


Session 4: Challenges and limitations continued  


  • Exercises 4 – Addressing a lack of progression
  • Exercise 5 – Identifying UK-Spec Competences
  • Forum - Discussion, review and conclusion


Learning Outcomes


The objective of the course is to introduce the concept of mentoring, and provide delegates with an increased awareness of mentoring duties in the context of a T&D scheme. Delegates will be able to reflect on their own personal approach; observe other approaches; and identify ways of improving their mentoring skills in a range of situations.


Who Should Attend


Existing and new mentors, plus other learning professionals; or those supporting the learning of others, who would benefit from a better understanding of the mentoring role.


Course timings


Registration is open from 09.00 Start Time: 09:30Latest finish: 17:00






Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT) 


Ways to Book:


Email: Download Booking Form & email to (*invoice / card)Phone: Call the team on 020 8772 3660 (*invoice / card)Online: Click the 'Book Now' button at the top right hand side (*card ONLY)*Payment by invoice is only available to organisations. 


Terms and Conditions


  • All delegate alterations / cancellations must be received in writing to:
  • CIBSE have the right to cancel or amend training courses. Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred by this.


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In-house training at your site


Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the Uk and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address to  


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Paul Tymkow is Director of Learning and Knowledge at Hoare Lea LLP. He has more than 35 years’ experience in Building Services Engineering. For the past 16 years he has been primarily involved in professional development across the firm’s whole range of learning support, from undergraduate placements to CPD for senior staff.  He was a member of the IET’s Professional Development Operations Committee from 2003-2014. He has been a visiting academic at Brunel University since 2005. His earlier career was with PSA and BBC. Paul has many years’ experience of mentoring and managing Hoare Lea’s mentoring scheme at a national level. He has delivered several mentoring skills courses for CIBSE.

A1812 CIBSE Member ex VAT £280.00

A1812 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00