A mentor is anyone who goes beyond their normal work responsibilities to offer knowledge, insight, or a different perspective to someone else. The relationship provides a safe environment of trust in which employees can reflect without being judged. Find out all about mentoring in this topic.

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This is a learning journey.



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Learning Journey

For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: OV-MEN

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for individuals, groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

In this workshop, you will learn the latest essential skills and techniques required to work as an inspirational mentor.

Effective Mentoring at Work is a workshop that is practical and skills-based using real situations and focusing on personal feedback and action planning. Learning methods include discussion, break-out room role-play, theory, practical tips and hints and action planning.

The aim is to build your knowledge and skills of this highly rewarding activity to develop a range of mentoring styles to support the mentee to the benefit of the individual and organisation. The workshop includes ideas on the mentoring ‘contract’ and managing expectations in a busy workplace as well as evaluating the effect of mentoring activity.

Effective Mentoring is recommended for individuals taking on a mentoring role for the first time or developing existing skills.

The course would particularly benefit managers who wish to engage and inspire people in other teams and areas of the business in terms of tackling challenges, building skills and supporting their longer-term career aspirations.

  • Understand the mentoring role and responsibilities
  • Describe the skills of an effective mentor
  • Create a supportive environment for the mentee
  • Use a simple but effective process for conducting mentoring meetings
  • Maintain a realistic and practical approach when managing difficult developmental issues


The Role of the Mentor

  • What is Mentoring?
  • The different mentoring approaches – directive vs non-directive
  • The key Skills of mentoring

The Mentoring Meeting

  • The mentoring contract – why is it important
  • Creating a mentoring contract – what to include
  • The initial meeting – 10 points for success
  • How to structure your meetings
  • Active listening and questioning skills
  • Adopting a style that meets your mentees need – balancing challenge and support
  • Giving constructive feedback to your mentee
  • Practice role-play and feedback

Addressing Difficult Issues

  • What difficult issues might your encounter during the mentoring relationship?
  • What to do if things go wrong

Action Planning

  • How will you further develop your mentoring skills?


For groups & teams

Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

From £3000 (+VAT)

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For individuals

Upcoming dates (select date for price info)

£ 625.00 (+ VAT)

£ 625.00 (+ VAT)

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Bitesize Sessions

Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.

Effective Mentoring in the Workplace

Effective Mentoring in the Workplace

Course Code: VILT-MEN

  • 90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

  • This is available for groups and teams

Mentorship can be highly rewarding for both mentors and their mentees. Through this relationship both parties can gain new perspectives, expand their existing networks, grow their confidence, and develop as professionals. 

As a mentor, you can play a pivotal role in someone’s career development; you might just be that person they will look back on in a decade’s time and see your input as the turning point for their career success. Becoming a mentor gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience, to support personal and professional development, to make connections, and to inspire excellence. 

On this workshop you will learn the essential skills and techniques required to become an inspirational mentor. You will learn to develop a range of mentoring styles to support the mentee to the benefit of individual and organisation, and will focus on how to balance challenge and support for your mentee.

  • Are you looking for something extra to give you a real sense of fulfilment at work?
  • Are you passionate about developing other people and strengthening your organisation’s talent base?
  • Are you keen to develop your leadership skills?
  • Would you like to increase your visibility and influence within your organisation?
  • Have you considered becoming a mentor but are not sure what it involves?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define wellbeing and the impact on organisations and individuals
  • Describe the mentoring role, responsibilities, and key skills required
  • Create a supportive environment for the mentee
  • Adopt an appropriate mentoring approach to bring the best out of individuals
  • Maintain an appropriate balance of challenge and support
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Online Learning

Our award-winning learning content library is expertly created, easy to consume, and visually engaging and it can be experienced through a range of modalities - Fluidbooks, videos, animations, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Use our digital learning content to support on-demand or blended learning provision within your organisation. Hundreds of topics are available in multiple global languages.



Core content

  • Mentoring Infographic
  • Mentoring Fluidbook
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See our engaging content in action

Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…

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Build a customised programme

Use our building blocks approach to create a customised programme to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need. 
Talk to us about what you want to achieve.


Step 1

Choose the core blocks you want (from our content library)


Step 2

Consider what blocks you want to customise (to make it your own)


Step 3

Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)


Step 4

We’ll create the optimum journey for your learners

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The building blocks menu of options

To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customise what you need to.

Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.

Online self-study:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Applying what you have learned - action learning prompts/exercises
  • All assets under a topic/collection
Live expert-led:
  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning programme; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
  • Virtual delivery platform licence
Personalisation for live events:
  • Add your logo
  • Tailored
  • Branded
  • Fully customised
Bespoke content creation:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts with bespoke or your content
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Digital badges/certificates
  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
Bespoke printed communication/learning assets:
  • Handouts
  • Z-cards
  • Zappar AR for Z-card
  • Action learning prompts/exercises
  • Bespoke Hub annual subscription fee (per user)
  • Hub implementation
  • Subscription (open) hub
  • Booker portal
  • Delivery – Virtual or in-person facilitator; virtual producer
  • Faculty management
  • Delegate management
  • Instructional design
  • Specialist instructional design
  • Learning journey curation
  • Logistics support
  • Project management
  • Customer success management
  • Branding & creative communication
  • Graphic design
  • Translations services
  • Proofing/QA
  • Data insights & engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Supplier management
  • Managed Learning Services
The building blocks menu of options

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Successful learning programmes don’t just happen by accident: Our 4E learning journey model ensures maximum transformational power (and it’s informed by decades of adult learning best practices and proven real-life hybrid learning effectiveness).

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