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Mentoring Skills Workshop

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£430.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£340.00  +VAT
  • Interpersonal Skills

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This interactive and practical workshop supports engineers to explore how developing their mentoring and communication skills can enrich the quality of their and their mentees’ professional practice. Attendees will feel more confident about combining their technical engineering and scientific expertise with person-centred skills to get the best out of their projects and working relationships. 

The course covers the difference between mentoring and coaching – understanding how to help earlier-career engineers to develop their visions and goals and support them to achieve these. It will also cover how to mentor mid-career engineers and leaders, including how to support them to grow their knowledge, ideas and experience throughout their careers.  

Attendees will learn about transactional analysis, active listening, question types and communication skills, with emphasis on the practical applications of these in everyday engineering contexts.  

In particular, the course will detail the requirements of the Initial Professional Development (IDP) and Training and Development (T&D) processes so that mentors are able to successfully support their mentees as they embark on the route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng, IEng, Eng.Tech).  

High quality mentorship for early-career engineers supports them to navigate their qualifications more effectively, quickly and confidently, and become better qualified industry leaders in the future. For more senior colleagues, mentoring supports improved leadership skills, getting more out of their teams, the ability to have more meaningful conversations with clients, and more successful partnerships and projects. 

Attendees will have tailored support during the day to think about how they themselves would benefit from being a mentor and develop a plan to implement in their own work. 

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn practical mentoring skills and feel confident in developing and managing meaningful mentoring relationships.

This rich and engaging course is for anyone with an interest in becoming a mentor, and using mentoring as a method of investing in their professional relationships and communities to be able to achieve more together. It would be especially useful to those mentoring on IPD and/or T&D Schemes.

Agenda for event
Time Description

Introduction – what is mentoring and how does it enrich our engineering profession? 


Mentoring relationships – understanding the difference between mentoring and coaching, and how to support mentees to develop their visions and goals


Coffee / tea break


Mentoring Techniques – understanding what transactional analysis, active listening and questions types are, with practical applications and examples of these




IPD and T&D Scheme Requirements – how to support mentees in their journey towards becoming a Chartered Engineer


Coffee / tea break


UK Spec Competencies – understanding that the competencies are and how to help mentees achieve them


‘What does being a mentor mean for me?’ – Building a practical plan for getting the most out of being a mentor 


Close - Q&A


Mike Powers

Mike Powers

Director, Clancy Consulting Limited

Mike Powers is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of CIBSE. He’s passionate about supporting engineers to complement their technical expertise with rich communication and relationship skills so that colleagues can get the most out of their work together. 

Some of Mike’s proudest achievements of his career have been where he’s been able to support his mentees to grow and become successful engineers and leaders in their own right.  

Mike has extensive experience of mentoring engineers from early-career to senior leadership and is a Level 5 Mentor at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full day training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

*If you are having any difficulties please email us at [email protected].

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