Mentoring in Defence - R046

Defence Leadership Centre
Business, Leadership
3 Days (1.5 days virtual classroom)
Multiple locations

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About this course

During this three day course you will be introduced to ‘mentoring best practice’ aimed at enhancing your mentoring knowledge, skills and behaviours to support future mentoring relationships. You will learn the fundamentals of mentoring, along with the mentoring process, and will have the opportunity to practice your skills including: reflective practices, questioning skills, listening skills and goal setting.

This course is delivered through a blended approach, consisting of one day preparation work accessible via Defence Learning Environment (DLE), 1.5 days delivered virtually (3 modules over 3 consecutive half days) followed by a half day post course work due for submission four weeks after the virtual delivery to complete the course. All elements of the course will need to be marked as complete to gain the Charted Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring accreditation. Joining instructions will be issued approximately four weeks prior to attending the 1.5 days virtual delivery. Delegates who do not complete the required preparation work before attending the virtual delivery will be removed from the course and their TLB notified.

What you will learn

You will:
  • Discuss the fundamentals of mentoring highlighting personal learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate how to overcome challenging mentoring situations through application of the mentoring process
  • Practice the process of reflection through self-reflection and facilitating reflection in others 
  • Practice effective questioning within mentoring interactions 
  • Develop your listening skills by analysing what hinders your ability to listen and create strategies to overcome. 
  • Practice goal setting through differing mentoring frameworks 
  • Critically reflect on own mentor practice
  • Generate a mentor development plan to demonstrate continuous mentor development 

How will this course help my career?

You will increase your knowledge and awareness of mentoring, whilst developing the necessary skills to be an effective mentor.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
This applicant must be a mentor or aim to become a mentor within three months. 

How will I learn?

E-Learning, Online

How will you be assessed?

Successful completion of all elements (online learning activities, full attendance/participation of all virtual delivery and submission of development plan) is eligible for the:
  • Charted Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring (not paid for by Defence Leadership Centre - you will need to organise funding before applying)