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Dayschool - Introduction to Mentoring

Date: Saturday 13th May
Times: 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Venue: Ramphal Building, University of Warwick Central Campus
Cost: £21
Tutor: Fiona Kaplan
Contact: Cathie Zara Tel. 024 765 72987 Email:

Mentoring is increasingly being identified as a valuable process for enhancing learning and development but people are often asked to take on the role before being offered any training. This day school offers an orientation to key concepts, models, skills and issues which will help you decide if this is a role you would like to develop and/or where you might seek further support and training.

Aims of the day

  • To compare and contrast different approaches to mentoring
  • To debate the merits and limitations of the mentoring relationship
  • To explore boundaries and ethical issues
  • To identify areas for development of skills, attributes, knowledge and understanding
  • To explore the application of these areas in relevant personal and professional contexts and opportunities for further training and development.

Indicative timetable

  • 10 - Welcome and introductions
  • 10.30 What is mentoring? Concepts, models and approaches
  • 11.30 Break
  • 11.40 Why mentoring? Exploring potential benefits, pitfalls & codes of practice
  • 12.30 Lunch break
  • 1.30 The mentoring process
  • 2.30 Mentoring Skills
  • 3.30 Break
  • 3.40 Contemporary contexts and opportunities
  • 4.30 Close

Some useful reading material

Clutterbuck, D and G. Lane (2004) The situational mentor: an international review of competence and capabilities in mentoring, Aldershot:Gower
Cruddas. L (2005) Learning mentors in schools: policy and practice, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books
Parsloe, E and M.Wray (2000) Coaching and Mentoring:practical methods to improve learning, London:Kogan Page
Wallace, S and J.Gravells (2005) Mentoring in Further Education, Exeter:Learning Matters