Mentor development session

14.00, Wednesday 16 November 2022

The purpose of this in person session is to support experienced mentors in strengthening their practice.

We will explore the following:

  • A review of where you are – How’s it going?
  • A reminder of skills you can deploy and techniques to use – Good practice.
  • The opportunity to think about your mentoring skills – What do you need to develop?
  • Shared experience and learning with other mentors – Learning together.


The session will be facilitated by experienced mentoring coordinator and executive coach Alexis Hutson, and will be held at the Academy's offices - 41, Portland Place, London.


1.30 – 2.00pm

Arrival with tea and coffee

2.00pm– 3.15pm

Introductions, learning goals and expectations

Purpose and intention as a mentor

Using techniques and models to enhance practice

3.15am – 3.30pm


3.30pm – 4.30pm

Understanding your style and mentoring approach

Managing difficult conversations (challenging the mentee)

Participants’ live case studies - supervisory session

4.30pm – 5pm

Review and plan for practice development


Outcomes of the session:

  • Strengthen your listening and questioning skills to stretch the mentee
  • Reflect on your personal style as a mentor and the advantages and disadvantages this affords
  • Use mentoring and coaching techniques in the workshop to sharpen approach
  • Share experience and learning with other mentors
  • Initiate a mentor development plan for the year ahead


If you would like to attend this workshop, please complete the booking form. Further information and details of how to join the event will be sent to you closer to the time. If you have any questions, please contact


The Academy’s mentoring programme is open to certain cohorts of post-doctoral and independent researchers funded by Diabetes UK, MRC, MRF, NC3Rs and Versus Arthritis, as well as our award holders and grant applicants.


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