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Manchester Gold Events

An overview of the events for mentors and mentees on Manchester Gold 2021 - 2022: 

Welcome Event for Mentors

An event to welcome mentors and provide an overview of the programme. In this session we will cover expectations of your role as a mentor, how to get the most from your role, and the support that is available to you on the programme. 

Date & Time: 11th May 2021 or 17th May 2021 (both 10-11:30) 1st June 2021 or 7th June 2021 (both 13-14:30)

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Welcome Event for Mentees

An event to welcome mentees and provide an overview of the programme. In this session we will cover the role of mentoring to support development, expectations of you as a mentee, setting your goals and objectives, and how to get the most from your mentoring relationship. 

Date & Time: 13th May 2021 or 20th May 2021 or 4th Junes or 11th June (both 10-11:30) 

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Mentor Skills Workshop

This workshop is to support colleagues who are both new or experienced mentors to develop or refresh their skills. In this session we will explore mentoring in this context, look at different styles of mentoring and the importance of a non-directive approach, starting and ending a mentoring relationship, questionning techniques and implications for virtual mentoring relationships. This workshop is optional but strongly encouraged if you are new to mentoring or havent mentored for a few years. 

Date & Time: 27th May 2021 or 10th June 2021 or 30th June (both 9:30-12:30)

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Career Health Check for Mentees

This session for mentees will introduce the principles around Career Management and explore how you can take control of your own career trajectory. We begin with reflecting on where you see your career or position right now, then clarify where you might want to be, and then introduce some tools to get started on taking steps forward.

Please add yourself to the waiting list here to be notified of dates

Peer Supervision for Mentors

Peer supervision sessions are new for the 2021 programme, and are to enable mentors to access support, guidance and feedback on their mentoring relationships. This is a confidential space for mentors to come together and share their learning and experience, facilitated by a member of the Staff Learning & Development Team. Booking in advance is essential. 

Date & Time: July, September and December (TBC)

Celebration & Close Event

This event is for mentors and mentees to bring the programme to a close, and celebrate achievements from the programme. In this session we will hear real experiences from a mentor and mentee, consider personal growth and development gained, and look forward to opportunities for the 2022 programme. 

Date & Time: 1st February 2022 (10-11:30) Book your place here