As a CIPD member you get the opportunity to develop and sharpen your mentoring skills. You can do this by mentoring jobseekers through our Steps Ahead Mentoring programme, or by supporting the career progression and professional development of other HR and L&D professionals in our Member-to-member Mentoring programme.

We believe mentoring relationships work best when they move beyond the directive approach of a senior colleague ‘telling it how it is’ to a developmental mentoring approach where both mentee and mentor learn from each other. Both programmes provide you with tools, templates and supporting webinars, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to become a better mentor, coach and people professional.

What our mentors say

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The greatest benefit I've received from this experience has been learning different perspectives from my mentee, and being able to bring that into my work.

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The greatest benefit I've received from this experience has been enhanced self-awareness, and using some of the structured approaches recommended for mentors and realising how powerful they are.

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‘My mentee's perspective has challenged my own thinking and allowed me to reflect on some of the areas in my own life.

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I've been mentoring a woman returning to work after maternity, and talking through her challenges has allowed me to rethink some of the practices we currently adopt within my organisation.

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You can find more information on what mentoring is and how it's used to develop people in our coaching and mentoring factsheet.

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