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.
- 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?
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
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.
- 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.
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
*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 has worked as a leadership, management and learning consultant for 10 years. She specialises in leadership management and facilitation.
She has worked with small NGOs, government, corporate and private businesses. She has experience in the health, engineering, vehicle, housing, community services and education sectors.
Grace uses a mix of realistic experiences and case studies to engage course participants.
Her formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Training and Assessment Systems, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, and an Advanced Diploma of Management.
Alison Jardie is a professional facilitator and coach, psychologist, and leadership expert.
She has more than 20 years’ experience working with groups and individuals in a learning and development context. This includes work across government and the private sector.
Alison has been responsible for leading large teams and organisational interventions. She has also designed and implemented successful, innovative and award-winning developmental programs.
Alison has a passion for people development. She focuses on implementing practical solutions and experiential learning activities that deliver measurable results.
Mentoring course with a focus on improving self understanding and differentiating the role was excellent.
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.
The interactive session and relevance back to work situations was most useful for me.