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Mentoring Skills

Develop effective mentoring skills that you can apply straight away to create a successful mentoring partnership.

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Develop effective mentoring skills that you can apply straight away to create a successful mentoring partnership.

As more engineering firms value mentorship in the workplace, so too are good mentors.

This is a highly interactive course for potential mentors and mentees (those being mentored). It's suitable for people with mentoring responsibilities, and also those who are mentoring engineers seeking Chartered status from Engineers Australia.

After completing this course, you'll understand:

  • how to create a successful mentoring partnership
  • what a mentor is and why mentoring is important
  • the benefits for both mentors and mentees
  • the difference between mentoring conversations and other conversations in the workplace

You'll also be able to develop a structured approach for your mentoring role.

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8 hours
Additional Information

Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • How to be a good mentor or mentee
  • Tools and mindset for developing a successful mentoring relationship
  • Handling challenges in the mentoring relationship
  • Feedback in the mentoring relationship
  • Useful coaching skills, such as asking open questions
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This workshop is for anyone who is, or is about to become, a mentor or a mentee.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

Key mentoring questions

  • What is a mentor?
  • Why should you become a mentor?
  • How does a mentoring conversation differ from other supervisory and management conversations?
  • Defining the mentor and mentee relationship.

Structuring a mentoring relationship

  • Structuring a mentoring relationship and setting boundaries
  • Running your mentoring sessions
  • Keeping the mentoring relationship effective for both parties and retaining momentum.

Mentoring techniques

  • Effective listening and questioning, storytelling, self-reflection and conversational practices in mentoring.
  • Techniques you can use straight away.

Mentoring application and practices

  • Practice your new mentoring skills.

Putting it all together

  • Committing to actions moving forward.
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

2. Practise competently
5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
8. Communication

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.

Grace O'Malley
Alison Jardie
Mentoring course with a focus on improving self understanding and differentiating the role was excellent.
Neil, 2019
As a more mature engineer, I reflect on the lack of formalised development programs in place when I left university the first time. The programs in place within the organisation and relationship with EEA will no doubt lead to high calibre leaders of the future.
Chris, 2019
The interactive session and relevance back to work situations was most useful for me.
Duncan, 2019
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