During the Covid-19 outbreak, the Chamber is offering a range of digital events and webinars to support business.

Mentoring Young People Webinar

Mentoring Young People Webinar

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Delivered Online Edinburgh Midlothian EH2 2LE

23rd March, 2021 13:30-16:00 Event
Whether you’re mentoring young people through work placements, apprenticeships or jobs this free training webinar offers practical insights and guidance to hone the skills required. During the session you will explore key mentoring skills and will also receive a detailed guide to mentoring that is packed full of practical hints and tips as well as sources of reference for further self-directed learning.

Part 1 - Mentoring Young People
'Mentoring Young People' is designed for individuals responsible for supporting young people on work placements as well as individuals responsible for managing apprentices or young employees within their organisation.

The format of the session includes facilitator-led discussion, individual activities, and action planning. The course content includes:
  • Understand the difference between mentoring and coaching
  • Have Identified key skills and competencies, including
    • Listening
    • Questioning
    • Influencing
    • Building trust and rapport
    • Feedback
  • Understand how to adapt your approach for young people
Part 2 - Using the GROW Model for Mentoring Young People
During this follow-up session you will explore in more detail how to use the GROW model to structure your formal and informal mentoring conversations. This webinar designed for individuals who are looking to build their skills in holding mentoring conversations, whether as formally arranged meetings or everyday conversations (face-to-face, virtual, or electronic).

The format of the day includes facilitator-led discussion, group and individual activities, skills practice sessions, and action planning. The webinar content includes:
  • Exploring the GROW model for mentoring conversations
  • When the FROM model can also be used for young people
  • Understanding the difference between directive and non-directive behaviours, and when to use each
  • Mentoring scenarios to review

Want to attend this free webinar? Email dyw@edinburghchamber.co.uk with the name of the webinar and the date you would like to attend to book your space.


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