University of Nottingham Malaysia
Nottingham University Business School

Executive Education: Mentoring for Employee Development

Date: 5-6 September 2019
Venue: Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Normal price: RM2,600/person 
Registration deadline:
2 August 2019

This is a two-day programme for managers with the responsibility of developing talent as part of the organisation’s succession planning, as well as staff who are in position of mentoring or implementing mentoring programmes in their respective organisation.

The primary focus of this training is to provide the participants with an overview on the use of mentoring as a powerful personal development and empowerment tool which can help people to progress in their careers. The course will be delivered using presentation, discussions, case studies and role plays that will help the participants understand and appreciate the concept, journey and benefits of mentoring.

Programme overview   

Mentoring is a partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences. It is a helpful relationship based upon mutual trust and respect. Today, more and more businesses are embracing the concept of mentoring as a professional development tool. Through mentoring, organisations are seeing dramatic improvements in efficiency, productivity and, of course, the passing of institutional knowledge and leadership skills from one generation to the next. In any field, having a professional mentor can help individuals develop and advance their careers. Mentors are especially important in the nonprofit sector, where structured career development opportunities are not always readily available.

Learning outcomes  

After completion of the training, you will be able to: 

  • Comprehend the idea behind mentoring and why it is needed;
  • Understand the difference between mentoring and coaching; 
  • Develop the knowledge on how to plan, implement and monitor a mentoring programme;  
  • Learn the strategies to develop and maintain a mentoring relationship; 
  • Evaluate the success of a mentoring programme

Methods of training and assessment  

  • PowerPoint presentations 
  • Case exercises
  • Flipchart presentations for brainstorming 
  • Presentation from participants 

Programme outline: 

Day One: Mentoring As The Way Forward For Employee Development 

  • What is mentoring in the business world and why it is necessary? 
  • Types of mentoring 
  • How is mentoring different from coaching? 
  • Designing a mentoring programme
  • Tools and techniques

Day Two: Driving A Successful Mentoring Relationship

    • Navigating the mentoring programme
    • Managing a mentoring programme
    • Programme implementation by restructuring effective operations
    • Evaluating the mentoring programme

About the programme leader 

Ms Vanitha Ponnusamy is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Management at Nottingham University Business School Malaysia. She has a degree in Anthropology and Sociology and a Masters in Human Resource Management. She has been teaching and training on topics related to Sociology, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management for the past 19 years. She is also the Campus Senior Tutor who manages peer mentoring to improve students teaching and learning experiences. Currently she is pursuing her PhD in Sustainability, particularly in looking at responsible business decisions. In addition, she is also engaged in cross disciplinary research on the social dimension of human-elephant conflict. She is a Malaysian Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) Certified Trainer (TTT/7180).



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