The CIPD Mentoring Programme is a member-to-member mentoring scheme where both parties involved are CIPD members representing the people profession.

What we do

  • We work with experts in the field of coaching and mentoring to provide a range of support in the form of videos, workbooks and webinars.
  • We provide a dedicated space for mentors and mentees to find one another, tap into the resources available, and share tips and advice. 
  • We leverage digital tools (like our online community, webinars and learning resources) to enable virtual relationships across the many countries in which our members operate.

Our programme is connected with the CIPD branch network allowing for:

  • local, face-to-face connection 
  • members to be part of a regional initiative to help people professionals develop new skills and progress their careers.
Branches with up and running Mentoring Schemes: 
 
Bedfordshire & Milton KeynesEssex & IpswichNorth YorkshireSouth Yorkshire
Central London LancashireNorthamptonshireSurrey & North Hampshire
ChilternLeicestershireSouth East ScotlandSussex
Coventry & WarwickshireMerseyside & North CheshireSouth East ThamesTees Valley
CumbriaMid ScotlandSouth London West London
Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire North London South West London West Yorkshire
East London & Docklands

If you can't see your local branch on the above list, you can still join your nearest scheme and mentor virtually. 

What to expect

Once you complete your relevant Profile form (together with Equal Opportunity monitoring form if you wish) and send these back to us, we will:

  • send your Profile form to the relevant branch Mentoring lead (in those cases where your branch has up and running scheme) or will invite you to join your nearest scheme on virtual mentoring basis 
  • send you details about relevant induction webinars and events and networking evenings.
Each branch scheme slightly varies and to find out how your local scheme operates, we suggest visiting the relevant branch website via CIPD branch network (please note, all London branches are linked into one CIPD London Mentoring scheme - details of which can be found via CIPD London page). All branch Mentoring schemes are mentee-initiated = mentees select their mentor. 
 
We currently have mentees and mentors from a number of different countries, and a lot of our relationships tend to be partially or fully virtual. If you’re new to this kind of approach, we’ll provide plenty of guidance and support to show you how you can leverage a virtual mentoring relationship.

Get involved

If you're interested in in joining our mentoring programme as a mentor, mentee (or both) please download the relevant form(s) below to register your interest.

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