Workplace Coaching and Mentoring Strategies

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The workplace is increasingly being recognised as the key site for ongoing learning and development, and there is greater emphasis on leaders passing on their knowledge and skills. We can support people’s development through planned, structured processes of coaching and also through more experiential learning processes. Many studies on learning organisations have also noted the potentials from building an environment that supports everyday learning exchanges.

We will discuss strategies to establish your role as a coach/mentor and to negotiate expectations. The workshop provides a framework for you to plan an effective learning pathway for someone, using the reflective – action cycle. We will use resources to assist people to form learning goals and design learning opportunities to suit their learning style. We will also discuss the different approach that is needed to engage more experienced staff as well as ‘rookies’.

Topics covered will include:

  • Models of coaching and mentoring
  • Establishing your role as a coach/mentor – issues and strategies
  • Using different approaches according to people’s different stages of development
  • Responding to different learning styles
  • Using a range of workplace learning methods
  • Providing feedback
  • Building an environment for ongoing learning

Who should attend?

Team leaders, experienced practitioners

Course testimonials:

  • The knowledge of the tutor and her calm, measured pace
  • Good content, it was a good class size and I learnt a lot