The Mentoring Manual offers a range of free resources to download - exercises and tools to support your mentoring practice.
Please note: All resources are free to download, please use them with our blessings, and the following understanding:
- That you will use these resources only within your own personal coaching work or practice
- That you will not charge for use of these resources (or any part of them)
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The Mentoring Manual: All downloads
Prepare to mentor
A list of reflection questions to help a mentor to focus effectively, in advance of a mentoring relationship.
What is mentoring?
A document you might give to a new mentee, to help them understand what mentoring is, and how they might get the best from a mentoring relationship.
Checklist for mentees
A list of questions to help mentees reflect and prepare for a mentoring assignment.
First session: outline agenda
An approximate schedule of topics and timings, to help you get started with mentoring conversations.
Follow a session: reflection note for mentors
Helps a mentor to review and evaluate a mentoring session, to ensure their learning, and effective progress
Following a session: reflection note for mentees
Helps a mentee to review and evaluate a mentoring session, to ensure they are getting the most from the conversation.
Second session: Option A (relationship emphasis)
A list of topics and timings for a second mentoring session, with an emphasis on building the relationship (rather than handling specific issues).
Second session: Option B (goal and tasks emphasis)
A list of topics and timings for a second mentoring session, with an emphasis on handling specific goals, issues or situations that the mentee wishes to make progress on.
Review an assignment: outline agenda
A simple framework to support a conversation to review the effectiveness of an on-going mentor assignment
Consolidate learning: outline agenda
A structured conversation to appreciate the impact, benefit and learning from a mentoring relationship. Is used at the closing stages of an assignment and includes an action list to complete.
About the book
THE MENTORING MANUAL
Your step by step guide to being a better mentor
By Julie Starr
As a mentor you must be many things: role model, expert, advocate, cheerleader, enforcer and friend. Plus you must make a positive, lasting difference to the knowledge, skills and prospects of your mentee. So, being a mentor is a big responsibility. But with The Mentoring Manual, getting it right is easy.
Praise for the book includes:
“A breath of fresh air compared with many books on coaching and mentoring. The process of mentoring and the potential pitfalls are presented in a clear and challenging way.”
David Megginson, Emeritus Professor of HRD, Sheffield Hallam University
“A clear, pragmatic and accessible guide for mentors.”
Professor David Clutterbuck, author, speaker, and co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Download Free Resources
The Mentoring Manual offers a range of free resources to download; from the agenda for a first meeting, to how to review and complete an assignment, these tools will support you to become a better mentor.
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