- Because mentoring helps people to develop leadership skills, confidence, empathy, motivation and empowered decision-making.
Why is mentoring different to many other forms of personal development?
- Effective workplace mentoring provides unbiased, objective support that identifies the qualities, strengths and abilities in people and helps to develop them.
Over two days we’ll cover:
- What mentoring means to you and in your role at work.
- Listening skills and developing an asset-based approach.
- Supporting people to achieve their goals with restorative and non-judgemental mentoring skills.
- Developing resilience, self-belief and empowerment with mentoring skills.
- Practical steps and tools to start using your mentoring techniques right away.
Why buy your mentoring training from a social enterprise?
- Because you’re considering buying the training anyway! Buying it from us means you get to have a social impact too.
- As a social enterprise we’re unique in East Anglia as a training provider. We offer your business additional social impact when you buy the mentoring training from us.
- In addition, if after investing in mentoring training, you want to practise those skills with the young people we support, we’ll give you that opportunity to be a Volunteer Mentor.
- What better way to have a social impact than by supporting a young person in transition to independence?
Use this link to make your Mentoring Training application.
Why practise your mentoring skills and become a Volunteer Mentor?
- Because you’ve invested in the training and this is a socially responsible and impactful way of practising the skills in a way that makes a difference in your community!
Volunteer Mentoring will:
- Have a positive impact on your business’s staff recruitment and retention.
- Offer great Career Professional Development (CPD).
- Improve your business’s brand in the local community.
- Provide your staff with new skills including social skills, work-readiness skills as well as improve their motivation.
- Improve teamwork, leadership skills and enhance empathy in your organisation’s workplace.
- Create sustainable social action that changes lives and results in the prevention of street homelessness in our communities.
- Any mentor we’ve trained that would love to practise their new skills! We just ask them to be over 21!
- Anyone that is open to new experiences and able to reflect on their own experiences, offer empathy, guidance, practical ideas and support.
- Some of our mentors have been in care themselves, or previously been homeless.
What do Volunteer Mentors do?
- After the two-day training (including enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service – police check) and short interview), Volunteer Mentors are matched with a young person (mentee) and safe arrangements are made to meet.
- Volunteer Mentors and mentees each sign a Code of Conduct and we facilitate the match.
- After the training we ask our trained Volunteer Mentors to meet the young person for just an hour a week and have an informal chat over a coffee. And we’re at the end of the phone at all times.
- Volunteer Mentors offer someone to talk to about everyday things; from how to change a light bulb to longer-term plans, such as finding work. Some relationships may develop informally over a coffee and others can be a structured conversation around money skills and budgeting.
- Others may be more action-focused and involve researching where to find CV help or setting and sticking to a financial budget. Young people tell us that being ‘nudged’ by a Volunteer Mentor is helpful and empowering.
Click here for FAQs about being a mentor.
So what does it all cost?
- Mentoring Training over two days (£400 per person or £3800 for ten). Includes venue, refreshments, practical help, follow-up support, mentoring packs and final certificates.
- As above with a fully supported match process with a young person to practise mentoring skills £500 per person or £4800 for ten.
- Savings available for repeat bookings.
- Contact Rebecca for your in-house training requirements and a quote.
- email@example.com Mob: 07530 028446.
- Sign up to our Business Partners bi-monthly e-newsletter here.
If there are fewer that six staff, then they can slot into the dates for our core training dates below.
All training runs from 10am – 4pm with lunch included.
22nd & 23rd January in Great Yarmouth
9th & 10th February in Norwich
13th & 14th February in Ipswich
5th & 6th March in Dereham
20th & 21st March in Lowestoft
2nd & 3rd April in Norwich