Information on training content


Overview

Training to become a mentor or mentee in the 2022 program commences in January with 2 webinars and concludes in March with one final webinar. Access to these free sessions will be made available to RACGP members who wish to take up this voluntary mentoring opportunity.


Your mentor training will be divided into two areas: The role of the mentor and mentoring tools and traps.

 

Topic: The Role of the Mentor

 

This topic focuses on requirements for your role as a mentor, specifically:

  1. Introduction to mentees;
  2. Understand how to enhance networks for building resilience;
  3. Distinguish between the role of coach and mentor.
 

Topic: Mentoring Tools and Traps

 

This topic focuses on developing knowledge of how mentoring optimises human performance, specifically and the importance of the context in which mentoring is being applied:

  1. Establish relationship boundaries;
  2. Develop active listening skills as a mentor;
  3. Recognise conscious and unconscious bias, the risk of the ‘halo’ effect and focusing on being the best that you can be as a mentor.


Your mentee training will cover the following topics:

  1. Common styles of mentoring relationships;
  2. Boundaries and time appreciation;
  3. Short term, medium term and long term goals;
  4. Building trust and getting started.

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