About this course

‘Developmental’ Mentoring should take place outside of the Chain of Command/Line Management Chain; therefore, this course is for those who meet the criteria of being a current mentor or will be within 3 months of their proposed course date.

During the three-day course, you will be introduced to ‘mentoring best practice’ to enhance your mentoring knowledge, skills and behaviours to support future mentoring relationships. You will learn the fundamentals of mentoring and the mentoring process.

You will have the opportunity to practice your skills, including reflective practices, questioning skills, listening skills and goal setting.

The course incurs a three day commitment to learning from the delegate; one day preparation delivered via online learning (Mentoring Fundamentals) and the completion of a reflective journal, followed by 2 days virtual delivery (0900 to 1700).

The course is accredited by the Charted Management Institute (CMI) to a Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring. Please see ‘How will I be assessed’ for more information.

Joining instructions will be issued approximately four weeks in advance of the course start date.

Delegates who do not complete the pre-course work 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 this course will help your career

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

Planned dates
  • 23rd November 2022
  • 29th November 2022
  • 7th December 2022
  • 13th December 2022
  • 10th January 2023
  • 25th January 2023
  • 14th February 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

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Who can attend this course
Military
MOD civil servants

The applicant must be a mentor or aim to become a mentor within 3 months for a mentee outside of their Chain of Command/Line Management chain.

Planned dates
  • 23rd November 2022
  • 29th November 2022
  • 7th December 2022
  • 13th December 2022
  • 10th January 2023
  • 25th January 2023
  • 14th February 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

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How the course will be taught
e-Learning (DLE); Online (Virtual)
How you will be assessed

Successful completion of all elements (online learning activities, full attendance/participation of the two virtual modules and submission of development plan) is eligible for application for the Charted Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring.

Please note, in addition to completing our course, you will also need to submit a 3000-word assignment to CMI.

The Defence Academy will not pay for this qualification – you will need to secure appropriate funding (£150 including VAT).

Planned dates
  • 23rd November 2022
  • 29th November 2022
  • 7th December 2022
  • 13th December 2022
  • 10th January 2023
  • 25th January 2023
  • 14th February 2023

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest