Association of Anaesthetists with Coaching & Mentoring Consultants - 4 day mentoring course

Tuesday 12th March 2019 - Wednesday 13th March 2019

Association of Anaesthetists

21 Portland Place


Fully booked

Coaching & Mentoring London 2019 course dates

The course is being run over 4 days, and you must be available to attend all 4 days of the course:


  • Day 1 - Tuesday 12 March 2019
  • Day 2 - Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Day 3 - Monday 15 April 2019
  • Day 4 -  Thursday 16 May 2019


*Once you book onto days 1 & 2, you are automatically added to days 3 & 4. 


About this course
There are many definitions of mentoring from the very brief ‘a learning relationship’, to ‘helping people to take charge of their own development, release their potential and achieve results that they value’ and ‘helping someone become better at helping themselves.’ Mentors may have several roles, including sounding board, critical friend, facilitator, networker, coach and role model.

Using a mentor helps our own professional development, encouraging better working relationships, problem solving abilities, collegiality and job satisfaction. It’s helpful at all stages of our careers, from medical school to planning retirement, and particularly at time of change.The GMC recommends that  all doctors should be willing to take part in a mentoring scheme offer by their employer, and mentors should ensure that they are competent, with appropriate training.
This practical, four day programme focuses on developing mentoring skills suitable for use in a range of leadership and clinical situations.
Aims include:

  • Define mentoring and develop mentoring skills
  • Develop a working knowledge of a framework for mentoring: The Skilled Helper model  (Egan, 2010)
  • Explore practical  and professional issues in mentoring at work

Teaching methodology
A mixture of taught inputs, demonstration by tutors, small group skills practice, group discussions, and pairs work.  Participants spend a significant proportion of time practising skills. They work in trios with an experienced facilitator, learning from the three roles of mentor, mentee, and observer. Participants bring real issues to discuss in the mentee role: there is no ‘role playing’. Reflective practice is expected between days 2, 3 and 4.

All participants will receive a course handbook Coaching and Mentoring at Work: Developing Effective Practice (Connor and Pokora , 2017), co-authored by one of the tutors, and a course workbook tailored to the programme.


Course Fees

  • AAGBI members rate (for all 4 days) - £688.00
  • Non-members (for all 4 days) – £1,270.00

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Course Tutors: Julia Pokora, June Smailes 

AAGBI Mentoring Lead: Nancy Redfern

If you require any further information about the course please call the events team on 020 7631 8888.

This course is now fully booked. Please email the events department ( if you would like to be put on the waiting list. 

Additional event information:

Coaching and Mentoring programme - Day 4.pdf80.84 KB
Coaching and Mentoring programme - Days 1 and 2.pdf228.56 KB
Coaching and Mentoring programme - Day 3.pdf80.98 KB