Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by the term mentoring.

  • Appreciate the importance of the mentoring role for both the mentor and the mentee.

  • Recognise the key personal skills you may need to draw on in order to be an effective mentor.

  • Consider the different ways in which these skills might be developed in order to develop and maintain effective ongoing mentoring relationships.

1. What is mentoring?