Training

Why training? It is a remarkably different skill being a successful business person or professional to being an effective business mentor. Training actually increases the possibility of effective mentoring by up to 80%!

How does it work

Our training is bespoke to work around your needs and requirements. We train mentors within firms as well as offer sessions for individual mentors within the wider business community.

#1 Fundamentals

History of mentoring, classic do’s and dont’s, mentoring structure, basic tools, role play, reviews

#2 Advanced

Amalgamation of coaching and mentoring, what is what, and when to use each. Exploring the different scenarios, mentoring a team, working as a syndicate, role play

#3 ABM Professional Coach Mentor Accreditation

A unique professional business coaching and mentoring accreditation in the UK and Europe.

If you wish to book training for mentors within your firm please get in touch with us directly.

If you are a mentor looking to book onto one of our external sessions, please find more information below.

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Three steps to become a Sinclair Dorman mentor

  1. Become a FULL member of the Association of Business Mentors.
  2. Complete two ‘framework’ training sessions with our founder, Kerrie Dorman.
  3. Have the Sinclair Dorman Mentor manner!

All mentors and mentees on the scheme will receive a complimentary copy of The Mentoring Manual by Julie Starr

External sessions

If you are a mentor looking to book onto one of our external sessions, please find more information below.

Level One: The Fundamentals

Have you just started mentoring colleagues at work, or set up your own mentoring business and are looking for skills and tools to help develop your professional approach to business mentoring? If so then this course is for you!

Course content includes:

  • History of mentoring and the new blend with coaching
  • Classic do’s and don’ts
  • Skill sets required
  • A framework, preparation and reviews
  • Tools and techniques
  • Live examples and private live play
  • A framework, preparation and review of mentoring sessions
  • Feedback and compare
  • Optional accreditation and the process explained

Testimonial from previous level one training

Thank you (and Sue) for an invaluable day, it was so beneficial to have the opportunity to practice mentoring, for me it was an important shift of mindset as so often my role is about de-escalation and counselling so really really helpful to get the feedback. Thank you for the attachments too.

I particularly liked the real-life mentoring stories and the small group made it a really positive and safe environment to share experiences.

Karen Jarritt, Allied Care (2019)

 

Trainer

Kerrie Dorman

What will you get at the end of the day?
  • Certificate of Attendance and option to submit a live case study for accreditation post-training
  • Course handouts
  • Tools and Techniques to take away to enhance your mentoring skills
  • Completion of a course by an approved training provider of The Association of Business Mentors

Recommended reading 

The Mentoring Manual by Julie Starr

Level Two: Advanced Skills

Taking your professional mentoring skills to the next level

Are you a workplace mentor, established business mentor running their own mentoring business, or a volunteer mentor looking to take their mentoring their skills to the next level? If so then this course is for you! 

The course includes: 

  • Twelve months of access to Dynamiqe, a mentoring eLearning resources and profile tool to use with your mentees as an accessory to your mentoring and coaching.
  • Learning the healthy mix of mentoring and coaching techniques.

  • How to mentor a variety of characters.

  • How to achieve long-lasting results for mentees so they don’t walk away from sessions without maintaining results.

  • Breaking barriers. Reset poor habits and increase comfort zones of your mentees

  • Using BOLD language. Fearless questioning to mentor more effectively.

  • Reflections on your mentoring. Embracing best practice, how and with whom.

Testimonial from Level Two training

A lot of very useful stuff came up and the practice piece after lunch provided a really good learning opportunity.  Thank you.
Isla Baliszewska, Smart Coaching and Training (attended course in 2019)

Trainer

Kerrie Dorman

What will you get at the end of the day?
  • Certificate of Attendance and option to submit a live case study for accreditation post-training
  • Course handouts
  • Tools and Techniques to take away to enhance your mentoring skills
  • Completion of a course by an approved training provider of The Association of Business Mentors

Recommended reading 

The Mentoring Manual by Julie Starr

Brilliant Coaching by Julie Starr