Meaningful Mentoring

Mentoring is a proven management tool for empowering and developing people at all levels and improving their performance. Yet mentoring requires more than active listening skills, honesty, an ability to give constructive feedback and networking skills.

This interactive half-day online session helps leaders:  establish strong mentoring relationships, hone their mentoring skills and achieve extraordinary results.

As author of “The Financial Times Guide to Mentoring” and “Connected leadership – How professional relationships underpin executive success” and an experienced speaker, podcast host and professional relationships strategist, Andy is ideally positioned to deliver this interactive session for professional services leaders.

Introduction to Mentoring

  • Reflection – What impact has a mentor made on you and why?
  • What impact are you having on the people you mentor right now?
  • The case for mentoring
  • Who is mentoring for?
  • Types of mentoring: Traditional Hierarchical, Reverse, Reciprocal and Peer/Peer Group
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  • Formal v Informal mentoring and the role of mentoring teams
  • What are the obstacles to effective mentoring?

Being an Effective Mentor

  • The difference between mentoring and coaching and engaging different techniques
  • Why should you be a mentor?
  • The responsibilities of a mentor

The Mentoring Relationship

  • Clarity of communication and expectation
  • Developing trust, rapport and the role of small talk
  • Great mentoring questions
  • Are you being heard?
  • Accountability and feedback
  • Planning the perfect mentoring session
  • Face to face v online mentoring
  • Asynchronous mentoring
  • Recognising when things aren’t working
  • Reflection – What impact do you want to make on your mentees?

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Oct 15 2024


09:30 - 13:00




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  • Andy Lopata
    Andy Lopata
    Author, Professional Speaker & Professional Relationships Strategist

    An expert on building, nurturing and leveraging professional relationships, Andy Lopata was called ‘one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists’ by the Financial Times and ‘a true master of networking’ by

    He is a podcast host, the author of five books on networking and professional relationships and has been quoted in a number of other business books. His sixth book, The Financial Times Guide to Mentoring, was published in March 2024.

    Andy is a two-time board member and former President of the Fellows Community of the Professional Speaking Association UK and Ireland (PSA), a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and a Member of the Association of Business Mentors and the Meetings Industry Association. He was awarded the PSA Award of Excellence in 2017.

    Andy’s clients and audiences over the years have included Allen & Overy, Amazon, BBC, BDO, DLA Piper, Dyson, GlaxoSmithKline, Grant Thornton, HSBC, PwC, Said Business School and the Prime Minister’s Office in Dubai.

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