Mentoring skills - online

This one-day interactive course is designed to equip delegates with the essentials to begin effective mentoring relationships and is also ideal as a refresher for those who have previously attended mentoring skills training.

This course will be delivered via Zoom.
Date: -
Time: -
Spaces available
  • RCPCH Members - Consultants - £150
  • RCPCH Members - SAS Doctors and Trainees - £125
  • Non-RCPCH Members - £195



This is a highly interactive one-day course which provides paediatricians with the core skills and knowledge to be an effective mentor. It will allow delegates to have effective learning conversations with their mentees and by extension with other colleagues, patients and parents and carers. Delegates will be asked to draw upon experiences from their own life and/or practice within the interactive mentoring sessions

Course aim and learning outcomes

This study day will enable you to develop an approach to advance care planning in life-limited and life-threatened children and young people.

Topics covered include:

  • What is mentoring
  • Benefits and value of mentoring
  • Building effective mentoring relationships
  • Mentor toolkit and interactive skills sessions

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what mentoring is and how it can be used in personal and professional development
  • Define roles and responsibilities within a mentoring relationship
  • Demonstrate core mentoring skills such as questioning techniques and goal setting 
  • Utilise a recognised model of mentoring
  • Provide mentoring in your own setting
  • Highlight the importance of safety and supervision in mentoring and understand how to provide this or how to signpost to other more suitable resources or individuals
  • Access a range of support resources for mentoring e.g. contracts, reflection templates, post course peer support


  • Paediatric trainees
  • SAS paediatricians
  • Consultant paediatricians

Very interactive course meant it was easy to engage in and develop the skills taught. Perfect balance of theory and practise and definitely increased my understanding of mentoring and how it can be effectively used

If you want to be a mentor this course was excellent

Excellent introduction to mentoring - left feeling enthused about becoming a mentoring champion in my organisation

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