Mentoring Skills

This highly interactive one-day course provides paediatricians with the core skills and knowledge to be an effective mentor.

What is the course about?

The highly interactive one – day course provides paediatricians with the core skills and knowledge to be an effective mentor.



Target Audience

  • Paediatric trainees ST7-8
  • SAS doctors
  • Consultant paediatricians



Learning Aims, Objectives and Outcomes:

Learning aim

This is a highly interactive programme which provides delegates with the core skills and
knowledge to be an effective mentor. It will allow delegates to have effective learning
conversations with their mentees and by extension with other colleagues, patients and

Topics covered will include:

  • What is mentoring
  • Benefits and value of mentoring
  • Building effective mentoring relationships
  • Mentor toolkit and interactive skills sessions

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will:

  • Understand what mentoring is and how it can be used in personal and professional
  • Be able to define roles and responsibilities within a mentoring relationship
    Have learnt and practised core mentoring skills such as questioning techniques and
    goal setting
  • Be familiar with a recognised model of mentoring
  • Feel confident to provide mentoring in their own setting
  • Be aware of the importance of safety and supervision in mentoring and understand
    how to provide this or how to signpost to other more suitable resources or
  • Have access to the range of support resources for mentoring e.g. contracts,
    reflection templates, post course peer support



Why come to the course?

  • Access resources and support tools to take away and use locally;
  • Engaging and knowledgeable speakers;
  • Practical and interactive way to gain confidence about mentoring.



Faculty Leads

Matt Driver

Matt believes that growth and development are fundamental to human well-being as well as to success for individuals, teams and organisations. He has worked in Coaching and Leadership Development for 15 years, including significant periods as an internal manager, internal and external consultant and coach.

Matt’s focus is the area where business and psychology meet and he has a strong academic and hands-on background to support this. He works particularly well with individuals, teams and organisations facing major challenges or who need to think differently about where they are and what they need to do.

An expert on Positive Psychology at work, Matt’s recent book ‘Coaching Positively – Lessons for Coaches from Positive Psychology’ (McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2011) focuses on how this new field of psychology can inform and transform relationships and performance.

Sandra Grealy

Sandra is an accomplished executive coach, facilitator and supervisor. She has more than 15 years of experience working in leadership development with Board executives and senior managers in public and private sector organisations, including FTSE 100 companies.

Sandra was one of the first executive mentor/coaches in the UK to be awarded the prestigious EMCC European Individual Accreditation at its highest Master Practitioner level. She enjoys the challenge of working with groups and individuals to unlock potential, provide them with a safe and rich reflective space and catalyse ideas into action. She is skilful at working with individuals and organisations to get to the heart of the complex issues which hold them back, and impact upon performance and service delivery.


Book your place now

Our next Mentoring Skills course will take place on Tuesday 10th September 2024.