Tuesday 19 March 2019

Mentoring skills for Mentors

(For Councillors interested in being a Mentor) 

East Midlands Councils is holding two half day workshops for Councillors on Mentoring. The second session starting at 13:30 is for Councillors interested in being a Mentor.

The session is designed specifically to support those interested in being a Mentor.

What Mentoring is…

The mentor need not be older, wiser or able to open doors for the mentee.  It is more important that you have an objective ear; a genuine interest in what the mentee is doing (and perhaps in development in general); a willingness to spend time discussing the mentee's issues; a willingness and ability to challenge their ideas when appropriate and a willingness to provide personal support when necessary.

What will I be able to do better after the session?

  • Understand the role of a mentor and how a mentor can support a newly elected Councillor or Councillors experiencing a new role
  • Understand the purpose of mentoring and the benefits of mentoring for you, the mentee and the council
  • Be able to decide whether mentoring is for you
  • Understand what makes an effective mentor?
  • You will have an understanding of mentees’ needs
  • Understand the behaviours which will help or hinder effective mentoring

What will the session cover?

  • Is mentoring for you?
  • How much time can you invest in mentoring?
  • What mentors do
  • The benefits of mentoring for you, the mentee and the council
  • What makes an effective mentor?
  • Mentoring styles
  • Understanding mentees’ needs
  • Agreeing boundaries
  • Behaviours which will help or hinder effective mentoring 

How to book a place on either session

For Further Details Contact: Kirsty Lowe, East Midlands Councils kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk or call 01664 502 637

To book your place please complete on-line booking form via the link below

Venue - Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0PB

Timings - 13:30 - 16:30

Cost 

  • Local Authority Members £95
  • Associate Members £115
  • Non-members £150

(all prices subject to VAT)

Aimed at

Councillors interested in being a mentor

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • 24/05/2019 - 24/05/2019
  • 13:30 - 16:30
  • Wed 15 May 2019
  • Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire