How to run a successful mentoring programme


Repeated from East Midlands

Theme: Skills

TBC January 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Sheffield City Council


Presented by Bevan Brittan

Course overview

Mentoring is the passing on of support, guidance and advice. It describes a relationship between two people (mentor and mentee), normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences and is based on mutual trust and respect.

Key characteristics of mentoring:

• It is a supportive form of development.
• It focuses on helping an individual manage their career and improve their skills (legal; developing one’s role; and new skills such as client relationship management).
• Personal issues can be discussed productively (unlike in coaching where the emphasis is on performance at work).
• Mentoring activities have both organisational and individual goals.

Suitable audience: Anyone with an interest in mentoring or in a mentoring role

Overview and topics to be covered include:

The scope of mentoring and the techniques of:

1. Exploration
2. Gaining a new understanding
3. Action planning

Interactive elements

We hope to include examples and perhaps a form of role play

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement
B Technical legal practice
B2 Legal research
B4 Draft documents
B5 Advocacy
B6 Negotiation
C Working with other people
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively
D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

David Hutton, Bevan Brittan co-leads the Local Government practice with Virginia Cooper, encompassing over 20 partners. He has a strong focus on delivering local government solutions, including assisting councils define their role and develop their Place strategies. David is recognised as a creative thinker, revered for developing commercial structures and in the use of procurement. His commercial knowledge provides advice on contract management, enforcement, and developing negotiation strategies and tactics on existing contracts including PPP and outsourcing.

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