Mentoring in Defence - Mentoring in Defence
(29 Jan 20 - 29 Jan 20)

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Defence Leadership Centre
Business, Leadership
2 Days (1 day classroom)

About this course

During this 2 day course you will be introduced to ‘mentoring best practice’ and get an in-depth look at each of the mentoring stages, together with the skills required, to ensure confident, self-aware mentors who are competent in developing and motivating others within the MOD.

This course is delivered through a blended approach; the online learning (via Defence Learning Environment (DLE)) will be issued approximately 6 weeks prior to attending the 1 day classroom event. Delegates who have not completed the preparation work, 2 weeks before the classroom delivery, will be removed from the course. A consolidation piece will be due for submission (via DLE) 4 weeks after the classroom event to gain accreditation. 

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • the stages of mentoring and what is involved at each phase
  • the skills required to be an effective mentor
  • practical mentoring tools
  • recognition of your own development needs 

Mentoring Best Practice:
  • mentoring stages 
  • mentor responsibilities within the process
  • mentoring boundaries 

Mentoring Skills:
  • active listening 
  • effective questioning 
  • reflective practices

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 will become a mentor within 6 months. 

How will I learn?

Classroom

How will you be assessed?

Successful completion of all elements (online learning activities, full attendance/participation of all classroom delivery and submission of consolidation piece) is eligible for the:
  • Defence Awarding Organisation (DAO) Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring (free to MOD staff only)
  • Charted Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring (not paid for by Defence Leadership Centre)