With the right methods and mindsets, mentoring relationships — and internal programmes that facilitate them — bring transformative and mutually valuable development to all involved.

Mentoring offers a unique way to encourage learning, inter-personal development and the welcoming of diverse perspectives both internally and from outside the organisation. At YCN we've designed and delivered programmes that match and bring people together cross-organisationally, as well as helping partners ranging from Soho House to Citigroup, to launch company wide initiatives that create diverse connections, and foster knowledge sharing internally.

When mentoring is done well there's nothing quite like it for mutually valuable personal development, for fostering conversation, for honing coaching and listening skills, for pulling in perspectives different to your own and for feeling deeply connected to the growth of someone-else. But it's vital to create the right cultural conditions, practical frameworks and learning mindsets for these relationships to take root and flourish; rather than wither on the vine. And that's our firm focus within this timely topic.

What we'll cover:

• Case studies of successul programmes
• Objective setting, and how success can be measured
• Mentoring mindsets, and the purpose of preparation for mentors
• Matching mentors and mentees
• Balancing structure with flexibility
• Key skills for mentors to develop
• The role of feedback
• Beginning and ending mentoring relationships

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    Energising, social sessions for teams, wherever they're working from.

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    Bitesize, scalable and self-directed learning driven by your team's goals.

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We provide growth-oriented organisations of all shapes and sizes with social, motivating and behaviourally-driven approaches to building capability throughout their teams — wherever they’re working from.

With an emphasis on virtual and remote delivery; our pioneering programmes bring people together to build skills among peers, and immediately apply them to the commercial and cultural challenges of the day.

To learn more about our transformative work with partners ranging from Dr. Martens to Dishoom, Adidas to Action for Children; and to explore ways we can support your teams — email Nick Defty or call +44 (0)20 7033 2140.

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