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We’re back in 2023 with another series of free mentoring webinars! 

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Webinars are run on Zoom Meetings. They are interactive, you’ll be able to share and see participant comments in real time. Join your peers from around the world. If you can’t attend the live webinar register anyway and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

Webinars go for 45 – 60 minutes, starting at 10am Australian Eastern Standard or Daylight Savings Time (Sydney). Please Note: here in Australia we are up to 14 hours ahead of many parts of the world. In America, Canada and Europe it will be the day before those listed here. So check your local time. 

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Lead a Mentoring Conversation 27 January 2023

You don’t have time to waste, your mentoring conversations must:

  • Focus on goals
  • Build capability
  • Produce results

This webinar will offer you a practical guide to achieving outcomes through mentoring.

I’ll answer your questions and discuss:

  1. 4 Core Questions
  2. 5 Practical Applications
  3. Mentoring Moments

Register for Lead a Mentoring Conversation 27 January 2023


Be Slow to Give Advice 24 February 2023

All the current expert advice on giving advice is don’t!

Of course, it is easy to argue that people seek a mentor because they want advice, and while that may be true, giving advice is the least helpful thing you can do for them.

Not giving advice is difficult to swallow because you’re naturally action oriented. Your work requires you to solve problems, come up with solutions quickly, and make decisions. If you are a manager, you’re used to directing or organising others, but mentoring takes a different approach.

It’s not the mentors never give advice, but the best ones make it a last resort.

In this session, internationally recognised mentoring specialist Ann Rolfe will share:

  • 10 Reasons not to give advice
  • What to do instead, and
  • When you do need to give advice, how to do it well

Register for Be Slow to Give Advice 24 February 2023


Build Better Thinking 24 March 2023

You can do so much good when you help your mentee develop their thinking skills. They can:

  • Improve their career
  • Increase their well-being
  • Contribute to a meaningful life

There are four types of thinking that are particularly beneficial to mentees, and you will learn how to:

  1. Help mentees to reflect on experience
  2. Encourage critically creative thinking
  3. Strengthen your mentee’s positivity

Register for Build Better Thinking 31 March 2023


Develop Resilience 28 April 2023

Resilience is the ability to bounce back after some sort of setback—from the minor and relatively trivial things that happen day-to-day, to major, life-changing or traumatic events. Our ability to deal with and recover from life’s inevitable challenges affects our health and wellbeing, our work and enjoyment and quality of life. With what we’ve all been through the last few years, we need to build resilience – our own as well as others.

In this webinar you will learn:

  1. The “Goldilocks” level of challenge for optimum performance
  2. Responding to workplace challenges
  3. Thinking, Behaviours and actions that build resilience

Register for Develop Resilience 28 April 2023


Build Trust 26 May 2023

Do you know what triggers the defensiveness that gets in the way of communication?

Are you making the most of opportunities to build other people’s trust in you?

Would you like to increase your mentees’s self-confidence?

For a mentoring conversation to take place, mentors need to create a safe space, an environment where people will open up, be able to speak and feel heard without fear. A place where there is trust and confidence between the mentor and mentee.

 In this webinar we’ll discuss:

  • Creating a safe space
  • Behaviours that shape trust
  • Build their confidence

Register for Build Trust 26 May 2023


Advanced Listening 30 June 2023

Have you ever experienced:

Misunderstandings and mistakes

Preventable problems

Faulty judgment

Due to poor listening?

The cost of not listening well is high. It undermines communication, productivity and relationships, but there’s lots you can do to improve! 

Join me on our next interactive webinar, where we’ll discuss:

  • Why listening is hard
  • What does it take to really hear?
  • Improve your skills in 28 days (or less)

Register for Advanced Listening 30 June 2023


Good Questions 28 July 2023

Ever wondered what to say next in a mentoring conversation?

3 key questions mean you’ll never wonder again!

Great mentors ask more questions than they answer. In fact, they are slow to give advice! These mentors do not withhold their wisdom, but they will draw out their mentee’s own first.

Good questions:

  • Make people think deeply
  • Help clarify thoughts, feelings and motivation
  • Empower and facilitate insight

Naturally, it’s not just what you ask, but how you ask. So in the webinar we’ll get into tools and techniques for asking as well as questions themselves and there will be lots of practical examples.

Register for Good Questions 28 July 2023


Risk Management 25 August 2023

As a mentor, you need to be aware of and deal with any risks posed by the mentoring relationship. In addition, you want to help your mentee recognise, evaluate, and avoid or manage any risks associated with their planned actions.

In this webinar you will learn:

  1. What risks are most likely
  2. A simple risk management process
  3. An overall philosophy for risk management

Register for Risk Management 25 August 2023


Leading Learning 29 September 2023

Workplace learning is more important than ever before because rapid changes mean we have to learn, unlearn and relearn in order to thrive. We must become, and help others become, more effective learners.

We will expand on these ideas in this webinar by looking at:

  • Learning Ladders
  • Three types of workplace learning
  • Best practice tips for leading learning

Register for Leading Learning 29 September 2023


Effective Feedback 27 October 2023

Feedback is one of the most powerful communication tools you have.   

Effective feedback affirms and reinforces behaviour; or encourages someone to think or do something differently. I would go so far to say that in most cases, you have a duty to provide feedback.”

This webinar will offer:

  • Three types of feedback that impact performance
  • A formula for effective feedback
  • Techniques for giving and receiving feedback

Register for Effective Feedback 27 October 2023


Motivation – More than a Reason 24 November 2023

We’ve come a long way since the carrot and stick philosophy of motivation (though there are some still trying to treat us like donkeys).

There are hundreds of “Motivational Speakers” and millions of pithy sayings to inspire us

But how on earth do you get people at work to consistently deliver quality performance?

In this webinar, I’ll share leading edge thinking and practical techniques as we discuss

  1. Before you question motivation ask yourself: are their basic needs are met?
  2. What gets in the way of performance?
  3. Building drivers of motivation

Register for Motivation – More than a Reason 24 November 2023

Your Presenter

Hi, I’m Ann Rolfe

I’ve retired! Prior to 2022, I spent over 30 years helping organisations set up and run mentoring programs, train mentors and mentees and provide career development. I am now concentrating on making my  life’s work in mentoring, career and strengths-based development accessible through books and free webinars.

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