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How to Set Up a Structured Mentoring Programme


Mentoring is not new. Yet, most mentoring today is informal, with little or no accountability.

Structured mentoring offers organisations an effective and cost-efficient means of people development. It is a deliberate transfer of existing experience, mindset, skills and knowledge within the organisation and is linked to organisational goals. If successfully implemented, it leads to the strengthening of learning and people values in an organisation’s culture. Many world-class organisations like Intel, Microsoft and Standard Chartered Bank have established mentoring schemes and credited mentoring as a major reason for improved people performance.

Yet setting up a mentoring process in an organisation requires a systematic approach that includes the determination of outcomes, resources, procedures, training and tracking of results.


Benefits to You

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • promote the benefits of a structured mentoring programme
  • identify the elements of a structured mentoring process
  • design and initiate a structured mentoring programme
  • manage and assess a structured mentoring programme
  • handle potential implementation challenges of the programme
  • understand the relationship between mentor and mentee


Programme Outline

  • Essentials of Mentoring
    • Definition
    • Benefits
    • Mentoring versus coaching
    • Types of mentoring
    • Results of mentoring
  • Are You Ready for Mentoring ?
  • The Structured Mentoring Process
    • Establish and design the programme
    • Select and screen mentors and mentees
    • Match and train mentors and mentees
    • Monitor and terminate the programme
  • Real Life Case Study of Structured Mentoring Programme
  • Mentoring Relationship Cycle
    • Build relationship
    • Negotiate agreement
    • Develop mentee
    • End relationship
  • Etiquettes of Mentoring – Dos and Donts
  • Introduction to Mentoring Competencies and Skills
  • Implementation Challenges in Structured Mentoring
  • Implementation Tools – In Addition, Participants Will Be Given:
    • Assessment of organisational readiness for mentoring
    • Checklists of tasks for each step of formal mentoring
    • Sample communications templates
    • Programme proposal and budget guidelines
    • Sample mentor and mentee application forms
    • Sample mentoring agreement
    • Developmental goals template
    • Developmental plan template
    • Midway review template
    • Final review template
    • Programme evaluation template
    • Meeting tool templates
    • Sample leadership competency domain
    • Sample 12-month formal mentoring cycle

Learning Features

  • This programme utilises a scenario approach that allows the participants to apply the mentoring process using their real workplace situations.
  • Case studies will be used to allow for practice of concepts learned
  • Coaching support (after the training event)


Who Must Attend

For human resource and organisation development practitioners who are responsible for the people development function in their organisations.


Programme Leader

This programme will be conducted by:

George T K Quek is a recognised authority on structured mentoring in the region. He has trained and advised over 30 organisations in mentoring solutions throughout Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.

In addition, he has trained, coached and consulted for more than 3,000 executives and leaders from over 80 organisations throughout the Asia Pacific in the last five years. Prior to that, he had over 15 years of senior management experience throughout Asia Pacific with Fortune 500 and regional companies.

He is the author of the best-selling book Service Unusual which is published in both English and Thai.

Date : Please call for information.
Venue : SIM Management House
41 Namly Avenue 
Time : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm unless otherwise stated.
(Inclusive of 7% GST)
: Members Non-members
S$749.00 S$866.70
Enquiries : 6248 9411  exec@sim.edu.sg
Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up, please visit www.sim.edu.sg/ms, e-mail membership@sim.edu.sg or call 6248 9489.





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