Mentor Training

CIWEM recommends that all candidates wishing to become chartered as part of their career development should seek the support of a mentor to guide them through the journey which can take four years or more to complete.

Equally, companies and organisations who know that having staff who are chartered will considerably enhance the quality of the services provided, and confidence that work will be done well, should seek to establish a network of mentors within their organisations to support staff who are looking to become chartered. This is something that CIWEM can help you to set up.

Course Overview

Mentoring is a professional and trusted relationship between two people with a meaningful commitment to support and challenge the mentee to help them meet their career and professional development goals.

This practical one-day face-to-face course is delivered by an expert in their field and focuses on the core skills, behaviours and techniques needed to be a mentor of the highest professional standard.

This course will be relevant to first time mentors and to those who have already started mentoring but have not had any formal or recent training. It will be of particular interest to those who are supporting mentees with specific career development goals, such as Professional Registration.

This highly interactive course enables participants to practice the fundamental skills of mentoring through a series of discussions, interactive exercises and case studies. It will enable participants to understand the context within which being a mentor works most effectively.

Why become a mentor?

  • You will become part of a network of professional mentors who are dedicated to developing a global community of water and environmental professionals who work for the public benefit
  • To help develop future business leaders in your chosen industry
  • To demonstrate commitment to your chosen profession and gain CPD
  • It provides you with a vehicle to share your knowledge, experience and expertise (“to give something back”) where you are supporting a mentee who is looking to achieve a specific professional development goal, such as professional registration
  • It is attractive to current and prospective employers
  • It can be a significant differentiator between you and your colleagues
  • It is rewarding and gives you the “feel good factor” when you see your mentee achieve their professional development goal(s).

Key Learning Outcomes 

After attendance at this workshop, mentors will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a coach and a mentor
  • Understand their role as a mentor and how to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with a mentee to ensure a clear purpose and direction for the mentoring
  • Conduct the key stages in the mentoring process including: pairing, contracting, boundary setting and maintenance, offering guidance and managing the relationship to conclusion
  • Recognise the importance of developing a detailed personal picture of the mentee and how age, personality, culture and preferred learning styles, for example, can impact upon the mentoring relationship
  • Implement techniques to deal with stressful and emotional situations in an objective manner
  • Manage resistance to constructive criticism
  • Accurately consider issues of confidentiality in the mentoring relationship
  • Implement the different levels of listening and the appropriate use of questions
  • Understand and describe the steps involved in becoming professionally registered
  • Understand how to effectively share their experience and knowledge with a mentee and how to draw this out of the mentee
  • Know when to draw the mentoring relationship to an end
  • Evaluate mentoring sessions effectively

Course Dates:

Register Interest 2020


£375 + VAT = £450. Business partner rates available.

Please note that bookings should be made through 'My CIWEM' using the booking link above. Your place is confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Non-members can book via CIWEM by creating an account on the booking page.

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