One of the key features of the WiP mentoring programme is that everyone wishing to take part, whether mentor or mentee, experienced or just starting out in a career, benefits from a training session to understand the process and make the most of the relationship. The training takes place regionally, organised by the branch mentoring co-ordinators and delivered by the national mentoring leader.
Experience shows that by clarifying the responsibilities of both mentor and mentee and by demonstrating how to develop appropriate communication skills, the training helps WiP members to build effective mentoring relationships. The training sessions also help co-ordinators with the matching process.
The programme is now being extended to include "How to share success (and failure) feedback". The training provides the skills to build a mentoring relationship effectively, as well as those that are transferable into day to day management.
Future sessions will be posted on this site:
Wednesday 17 July 2019: Manchester 12 noon at Buttress's offices in Manchester
Wednesday 17 July 2019: Yorkshire 5pm at Gateley, Minerva House, Park Row Leeds LS1 5PS
Thursday 1 August 2019 London 6pm (venue to be confirmed)
Wednesday 18 September 2019: London 12.30 with Sandwich lunch at Savills, 33 Margaret Street, London W1