Developing your Mentoring Skills Training
Successful Mentoring: Do you want to develop your mentoring
Mentoring across the Bar is a fantastic way to both support
pupils and junior barristers, and indeed more established
barristers at critical points in their career. Increasingly
chambers, SBAs, Circuits and Inns are introducing mentoring
programmes (Bar Council has introduced its own Bar Mentoring
New to 2017, Bar Council, in conjuction with Sherwood
Consulting, has developed a mentoring skills course to support all
those who are considering or are currently mentoring in any scheme
across the Bar. This course is designed to support those interested
in becoming effective mentors, or for those who may wish to enhance
their skills and/or address aspects of a mentoring relationship
they may find challenging. We also hope the opportunity to get a
solid grounding in mentoring good practice will encourage those who
have not mentored before, or those not currently mentoring, to
volunteer as a mentor and ensure mentoring relationships have the
best possible chance of success.
Course content will
Techniques in building rapport;
Establishing mentoring boundaries and
Setting yourself up for success as a mentor
This course is led by Kate
Blackburn and Ann
Collier of Sherwood Consulting. Kate and Ann are very
experienced mentors and coaches.
Kate has over 30 years' experience of developing and managing
people and change. She comes from a background in the army, has
worked with a top city law firm for 9 years and was CEO of a large,
multi-disciplinary barristers' chambers in the regions, before
embarking on her business coaching and consultancy career focusing
predominately on the Bar. She has worked with hundreds of
individual members of the Bar as part of their career development
and has worked with many chambers on a wide range of
Please find the information about the next training events
Wednesday 3 May 2017, The Bar Council
Tuesday 6 June 2017, St Johns Buildings
Thursday 22 June 2017, St Johns Buildings
Each training will start at 17.30 and finish at
This training course carries 2 CPD hours.
There will be a charge to attend:
here to book.
For additional informaiton, please contact Petra Majzlikova on
"It's always good to feel that you are doing something
valuable in supporting and encouraging someone else. Having
the opportunity to improve my mentoring skills and discussing good
practice will hopefully make me more effective in a role that is
important to wellbeing and the future of the Bar."
- Barrister, QC, 20+ years'