CPD Webinars

As part of our support for the professional development for mentors and coaches of practitioners in Further Education and Training, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has developed interactive webinars for leaders, mentors, and mentees to ensure that mentoring and coaching in their organisation are of the highest quality.

To support this, the ETF are running a series of short free CPD webinars to help FE providers to realise their potential in providing high-quality mentoring and coaching for all staff.

We are currently putting together our 2022-23 CPD Webinar schedule with bookings being made available in due course. Please do check back for any updates or express an interest to receive further information about our mentoring activities via this short survey.

Which webinar is best for me?

Participants only need to attend one webinar which is aimed at their role. Webinars will be available across several dates for attendees to pick one that fits in around their schedule. Upon booking, please ensure where possible you are available for the entire session. 


Leader:

Our ‘Leader’ webinar is for those who are managers and who have responsibility for the mentoring and coaching schemes for teachers and trainers in their organisation. Attending the Leader webinar will enable you to: 

  • Recognise the features of an organisational infrastructure for developmental mentoring.  
  • Analyse the role of the mentoring co-ordinator and the importance of training for all parties involved.  
  • Explain the benefits to be gained from enhancing your organisation’s developmental mentoring.  

ETF also provides a ‘How to lead effective mentoring and coaching schemes for practitioners in Further Education’ short course delivered through the FutureLearn platform which teaches you what you need to know and the actions you need to take to lead or manage a high-quality mentoring/coaching programme for practitioners in the FE sector. This course will be available for bookings soon.


Mentor:

The ‘Mentor’ webinar is for those who are mentoring or coaching teachers and trainers or those who are interested in mentoring or coaching their colleagues. This webinar will support attendees to: 

  • Explain effective practice in developmental mentoring.  
  • Explore tools and strategies for developmental mentoring including the ONSIDE model.  

The ETF also provides a ‘Getting ready to mentor teachers and trainers in Further Education’ course which is aimed at staff in the FE sector interested in finding out about mentoring. This could include teachers who have trained previously in mentoring and want a refresher and teachers who may wish to progress on to our other mentoring programmes.  This course will be available for bookings soon.


Mentee:

The ‘Mentee’ webinar is designed for those who are working with a mentor or coach or who are preparing to work with a mentor or coach. Attending this webinar will enable you to: 

  • Describe effective practice in developmental mentoring.  
  • Analyse effective mentee behaviour and mindset. 

In addition, ETF provides a ‘How to be an effective mentee in Further Education: a course for practitioners’  short course delivered through the FutureLearn platform which teaches you how to be an effective mentee and how to get the most out of your mentoring/coaching relationship. This course will be available for bookings soon.