Effective Mentoring Training for Senior Leaders and Aspirant Directors

Developing potential within others

Mentoring supports an individual or team’s learning, development and performance. It is a successful developmental technique for organisations to use to support individuals to reach their full potential by offering them access to regular and contracted support from another person at work.

Mentoring can be particularly when targeting a specific audience such as mentoring for talent or inclusion and the training will focus on the skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to mentor effectively in practice within the NHS setting both mentor and mentee up for a successful and productive relationship.

Who is it for?

This development is offered to NHS Senior Leaders and Aspiring Directors working in the South East region, who will then become part of our regional Mentor facility and offer mentoring throughout our regional register.

Why Mentor training?

As Aspiring directors, mentor training will build your ability to:

  • develop the strengths and development needs of a diverse range of individuals
  • spots potential: explore the career aspirations and shape development activities to support people to achieve their goals
  • help mentees identify any capability gaps and close that gap

The material and practical exercises cover the following areas in order to build confidence in mentoring others within the workplace.


The session will be virtually delivered using Zoom.

Day 1 (full day)

  • Understanding what mentoring is (and what it is not)
  • Understanding the context for mentoring and explore the role and responsibilities of the mentor
  • Developing your own mentoring skills
  • Using process, logs and paperwork to help bring focus to our mentoring
  • Using tools and techniques to creatively support and mentor
  • To practice mentoring skills and techniques in a range of circumstances
  • To explore how to use mentoring in practice to support and develop individuals.

Day 2 (half day)

This will be a reflective CPD session with the opportunity to bring cases and explore application of learning in practice. The material and practical exercises cover the following areas in order to build confidence in mentoring others within the workplace.


To be accepted onto this programme, it is essential that applicants can make both training days and attend the check in session :

  • Training Session (Day 1) – Thursday 3rd November 2022 – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Check in Session – Friday 13th January 2022 – 9.00pm – 10.00pm
  • CPD & Supervision Session (Day 2) – Thursday 2nd March 2023 – 9:00am – 12.00pm  

It is also expected to work with 2 mentees over every 12 month period following the training.   

How to apply?

Closing date: Friday, 14th October 2022.

All applications will be subject to shortlisting and successful delegates will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 20th October 2022. 

Participants who attend this programme will join the South East Coaching and Mentoring Register (please visit our Coaching and Mentoring page here, and review the ‘Mentoring Requirements’ pdf)

Ongoing support

Mentors will be offered access to quarterly CPD and Supervision following the initial training with the expectation they will aim to attend 2 sessions per year to maintain practice,