Your mentor training will be divided into two areas: How to thrive in a general practice and how to be an effective mentor.
Topic: Thriving in General Practice.
This topic focuses on requirements for thriving in the workplace, specifically:
- Describing what “functioning well” physiologically, psychologically, emotionally and socially means;
- Identifying and discussing sub-optimum functioning, such as disruptive behaviours, emotions, and over-work, with mentees;
- Learning effective strategies to mitigate these responses in their mentees;
- Practising preventative strategies which can, in turn, be taught to their mentees, including helping GPs to recognise when to stick their hand up for help.
Topic: Mentoring Efficacy
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:
- Understand how to enhance networks for building resilience;
- Distinguish between the role of coach and mentor;
- Establish relationship boundaries;
- Develop active listening skills as a mentor;
- Recognise conscious and unconscious bias, the risk of the ‘halo’ effect and focusing on being the best that you can be as a mentor.