14TH APRIL - 10:00 AM

Byte Sized Upskilling Workshops

Benefits of setting up Professional Mentoring Relationships

A workshop designed to ensure that mentors and mentees make the most of their mentoring relationship.

Webinar Description

At its core, mentoring is about providing three Ss – a safe pair of ears, a sounding board, and a source of possible solutions. It can be a powerful source of support, especially for those going through a time of transition or change in their professional lives.
How can you ensure that as a mentor you are providing the best possible support for your mentee? And as a mentee, how best can you ensure that you will get the most out of the relationship? Preparation, Communication and Planning are key strategies for success in professional or workplace mentoring.


What will the Webinar cover?



We will help you explore best practice in establishing a mentoring relationship as well as looking at different mentoring styles.



We will look at the communication skills necessary for a successful mentoring relationship, particularly listening and questioning skills. We’ll explore some common pitfalls in the mentoring relationship and how to avoid them.



We will explore how to ensure your relationship remains on track with a mentoring plan.

Who is the Webinar for?

The workshop is suitable for anyone currently in a professional mentoring relationship or considering embarking on this in the future. It will cover the perspective of the mentor as well as the mentee.


The Speakers


Taste 4 Success Skillnet

The Taste 4 Success Skillnet represents a significant, innovative and strategic collaboration between a growing number of member companies across a number of specific food and beverage sub-sectors, such as production, processing, artisan and services.

The Taste 4 Success Skillnet started out with a small group of 16 companies in 1999 based in the north west of Ireland, and since then it has grown its membership to over four hundred active members across a national base.

The network offers training programmes and to give support, impetus and trainee numbers in order to run cost effective and localised training for its members. To become a member of the network (free membership)  click here to find out more.



TrainedIn has been helping these very people during the COVID-19 Crisis by hosting webinars to connect them with potential clients.

In 2019, our founder, Sorcha Finucane, conceptualised the idea of TrainedIn. It’s mission? To make researching and booking training courses so much easier.

As TrainedIn was being built, Sorcha realised that she could use the technology to help with another subject she felt passionately about: enhancing sustainability for small businesses and freelancers.

TrainedIn launched in April 2020. Yes, right at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. (The first one…!) Throughout the year, TrainedIn has been running free webinars to connect freelancers and small training businesses to potential clients. Our promise is always to match highly skilled professionals with the individuals and businesses looking for their services.


Katherine Slattery

“ Katharine Slattery has sixteen years experience of helping to introduce mentoring to organisations in Ireland and globally. Katharine designs and delivers workshops and eLearning programmes for mentors and mentees as well as designing and managing mentoring programmes for organisations. Katharine works with corporate and community sector clients and professional membership organisations, as well as Higher Education Institutions. Katharine believes in the power of mentoring to achieve transformational change and has seen first-hand how preparation and training can have a significant impact on this success.

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