Course Description

Candidates should expect to gain knowledge in the following key areas:

  • The benefits of workplace mentoring to all stakeholders
  • High level communication skills used in the context of mentoring
  • Management of a productive mentoring relationship from drawing up a learning agreement to setting goals and reviewing achievements
  • Ethical and professional issues

Doug Lawrence

Doug Lawrence, the founder of TalentC®, is committed to helping organizations be successful and has dedicated his life to the coaching and mentoring of others. Doug believes in our youth and sees them as our future leaders of tomorrow. He believes wholeheartedly in giving back and making the world a better place.With over 30 years of mentoring and leadership experience he has helped many to achieve success in their careers and personal lives. Doug created the world’s only Internationally Accredited Mentoring Training Program in order to create powerful change within organizations. Today, organizations across the globe are part of the TalentC® family of mentorship.

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Background to Mentoring and the Mentoring Role

    • Background to Mentoring and the Mentoring Role

    • Mentor Mindmap

    • Discussion Explanation

    • Discuss all of the key words that you think define a mentor.

    • Reflection 1

    • Background to Mentoring

    • What did the public figures mentioned in your pre-course reading have to say about the mentoring process?

    • The Powerful Lesson Maya Angelou Taught Oprah

    • 5 Famous Business Leaders on the Power of Mentorship

    • What is a Mentor/Mentoring

    • Stakeholders

    • Who do you think are NOT the stakeholders within the mentoring process?

    • Reflection 2

    • Differences between Mentoring, Coaching and Therapy

    • Mentor vs. Coach

    • Role of a Mentor

    • Discuss any additional information you've learned since we first discussed words you felt described a mentor. Has your opinion changed since the last discussion?

    • Reflection 3

    • Check Point Quiz 1

  • 3

    Understanding the Mentoring Relationship

    • Understanding the Mentoring Relationship

    • Discuss: Why be a mentor? Why be a mentee?

    • Reflection 4

    • Learning Benefits for Mentors

    • Discuss what the five rules of relationship building meant to you:

    • Reflection 5

    • Relationship Building

    • Barriers to Mentoring Relationship

    • Potential Barriers to a successful mentoring relationship:

    • Reflection 6

    • Learning Contract

    • ​Select one of the examples below and discuss how you would solve the problem?

    • Sample Learning Contract

    • Check Point Quiz 2

  • 4

    Mentoring Communication Skills

    • Mentoring Communication Skills

    • Active Listening Skills - Animated

    • Active Listening Skills

    • Give Scenarios for a positive use for each of the questioning types below.

    • Reflection 7

    • Positive vs Negative Feedback

    • Body Language

    • Discuss how both positive and negative body language makes you feel.

    • Reflection 8

    • Check Point Quiz 3

  • 5

    Mentoring Process

    • Mentoring Process

    • Sample Mentor Log

    • Check Point Quiz 4

  • 6

    Ethical Issues

    • Ethical Issues

    • Mentor Code of Ethics

    • Confidentiality

  • 7

    Examination regulations

    • Exam Regulations

    • Next Steps

    • Certified Mentor Foundation Course - Candidate Survey


5 star rating


Paul Van De Velde

Found this course very useful as it covered a lot of ground that I hadn't deliberately thought about.

Found this course very useful as it covered a lot of ground that I hadn't deliberately thought about.

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