Coaching and MentoringCoaching and Mentoring are often grouped together as their definitions are almost identical. However the two are also often very different. By looking at the two links below separately you will be able to see how they are relevant to you.
An Introduction to Coaching - Course detail
We will cover: the core principles of coaching; an overview of key skills; models for coaching Ė including GROW; and the practice and application of coaching at work.
This is a practical session offering you a chance to learn some new techniques for motivating and engaging with your staff. You will then spend some time practicing these skills in a safe environment, ensuring you feel confident to use them when you return to your work place.
Alternative to attending a course there is also Pansophix guides available that you may find helpful.
What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is firstly a process by which two parties meet, and through conversation a mentee receives assistance on a specific topic.
Secondly, itís a relationship. Itís a connection between two people characterised by mutual respect, trust and understanding, in which generally one person is assisting another (though both may benefit from the association).
Effective mentoring relationships can allow a mentee to seek advice on issues they would not normally raise with others, developing the menteeís capacity to be effective.
There is more information on Mentoring within the university available on the OED website. If you are interested in mentoring you may also be interested in looking at a Pansophix Guide, you might find 'A Useful Guide to Mentoring' particularly helpful.
Last updated: 06/11/2012 (SP)