Presents

International Mentoring Academy

Become a Gift in People's Lives


Mentoring is an inclusive two-way partnership for mutual learning and growth.

Mentoring is one of the noblest and oldest learning methodologies that has evolved over time to meet the most contemporary personal and professional challenges.Our Mentor Certification Programmes are aimed at people who feel called to share their values as well as the professional experience gathered during their careers.


Mentor Certification Programmes

BILINGUAL
(English-Italian)

All our programmes are entirely delivered online and designed to offer maximum flexibility so that each participant can have a unique learning and growth experience.

Foundation

For Organizations

[30 HOURS]

A theoretical-practical course for acquiring fundamental mentoring skills to be accredited with the Global Quality Award (EQA) at Foundation level by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC Global).


Study & Reflection
10 Hours

Online Classes
2 Hours

Skills Practice
15 Hours

Plan Process
3 Hours

Practitioner

For Professionals

[80 HOURS]

An advanced theoretical-practical course for acquiring and perfecting professional mentoring skills accredited with the Global Quality Award (EQA) at Practitioner level by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC Global).


Study & Reflection
26 Hours

Online Classes
11 Hours

Skills Practice
34 Hours

Reflection & Review
9 Hours

Mentor
Certification Foundation Programme


MentorLab has initiated the accreditation process of the Mentor Foundation Programme with the European Mentoring and Coucing Council (EMCC) to obtain a Global Quality Award for Mentoring Programmes (EQA) at Foundation level.


Methodology

The programme is composed of 30 hours of training, articulated into 4 different learning areas according to the EMCC Assessment framework: Theory models, Skill practice, Reflection review and Plan process.

Participants will learn:

  • Key principles, features and benefits of mentoring

  • The responsibilities and limitations of a mentor

  • How to create an effective structure to support the journey

  • The fundamental skills and tools needed to stimulate communication, create interactions, facilitate reflection and manage diversity


Features

ENTIRELY ONLINE

The programme is conceived and designed to make the most of the possibilities offered by technology. Entirely delivered online, it includes: access to a comprehensive collection of materials, tools and resources for consultation and download; TheLab, a social e-learning platform designed to foster collaboration and participation with other participants; a community of study and practice to engage and support each other; a mix of theoretical and practical lessons delivered live on Zoom.

THEORETICAL LECTURES

The programme includes 4 hours of individual study on a dedicated workbook, containing a detailed introduction to the methodology of mentoring, its models and tecniques, and a 2-hour theoretical seminar in which the learning material is presented by qualified experts and discussed with participants. This process is essential to integrate and transform theoretical learning into personal and professional growth.

IN-CLASS SKILL PRACTICE

Participants have the opportunity to attend a 2-hour lab during which, with the help of an experienced professional mentor, they can practice what learned, hone their talents and develop the mentor's mindset and presence.

MENTORING SESSIONS

It is said that practice makes perfect. This is why the programme requires each participant to deliver at least 9 hours of mentoring to a mentee external to the programme. MentorLab can propose to each participant a mentee to support thanks to its partnership with the Italian Mentoring Association and other organizations.

CASE STUDY AND GROUP SUPERVISION

It is very important for mentors to be supported during their learning experience. Participants have the opportunity to bring their practical challenges and dilemmas into a 2-hour group supervision session with a certified mentoring supervisor. A 2-hour closing session for case-study sharing completes the learning programme.

REFLECTION REVIEW AND SELF-ASSESSMENT

One learns from experience and, above all, from reflecting on the experience. Participants performs 6 hours of individual self-reflection and assessment of their learning and development as mentors through tailor-made questionnaires and exercises.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN DESIGN

New mentors are required to invest at least 3 hours of their time to design a detailed personal development plan for the next three years. Attending additional training courses, participating in mentoring programmes, applying the new set of skills in their day-to-day job are some examples of the steps of the participants’ path as effective mentors.

ACCESS TO EMCC CREDENTIALS

MentorLab has initiated the accreditation process of the Mentor Foundation Programme with the European Mentoring and Coucing Council (EMCC) to obtain a Global Quality Award for Mentoring Programmes (EQA) at Foundation level. Thanks to this benchmark quality standard, participants that can justify at least 50 hours of mentoring can automatically qualify for an European Individual Accreditation (EIA) with the EMCC.


If you want to join as an individual or propose this programme to your organization or association, please get in touch.


Mentor
Certification practitioner Programme


Mentor Certification Practioner Programme gives direct access to EIA credentials as it is accredited as an EQA Practitioner by EMCC - European Mentoring & Coaching Council, the largest European association in this field.


Methodology

Knowing mentoring

The first module provides an overview of the evolution of mentoring from its origins to current fields of professional application, including both individual and group mentoring.

  • Roots and evolution of mentoring

  • Mentoring methodology

  • Associations promoting mentoring

  • Main professional applications and market niches of mentoring

  • Individual and group programs

Doing mentoring

The second module focuses entirely on the skills and tools of the mentor. We will start by exploring the responsibilities and limitations of this role and then learn the skills needed to stimulate communication, create interactions, facilitate reflection and manage diversity.

  • Mentor's role: responsibilities, limits, opportunities

  • Creating, managing and closing the mentoring relationship

  • Stimulating communication

  • Facilitating reflection

  • Creating interactions

  • Managing diversity

Being a mentor

The third and final module includes the creation of the participant's portfolio and personal development plan, a series of labs to practice what has been learnt, and the final verification of acquired skills and knowledge.

  • Mentoring workshops

  • Individual mentoring sessions

  • Personal development plan

  • Final assessment

Features

ENTIRELY ONLINE

The programme is conceived and designed to make the most of the possibilities offered by technology. Entirely delivered online, it includes: access to a comprehensive collection of materials, tools and resources for consultation and download; TheLab, a social e-learning platform designed to foster collaboration and participation with other participants; a community of study and practice to engage and support each other; a mix of theoretical and practical lessons delivered live on Zoom.

THEORETICAL LECTURES

The programme consists of a series of theoretical lessons in which the material is presented and analysed by the professional trainers. On top of that, much space is given to collective discussion and exploration of the material. This process is essential to integrate and transform theoretical learning into personal and professional growth.

OBSERVED PRACTICE AND SUPERVISION

One learns from experience and, above all, from reflecting on the experience. From the start, participants have the opportunity to practise under the supervision of an experienced mentor, hone their skills, integrate what they have learnt effectively and develop the mentor’s mindset and presence.

80 HOURS OF TRAINING

Including 26 hours of individual study and reflection, 11 hours of in-depth online group study, 12 hours of supervision, 4 hours of observed practice, 18 hours of individual practice with external mentees, 4 hours for the development of the personal development plan, 1 hour of individual skill assessment, 4 hours for the final assessment.

PERSONALISED RHYTHM

The theoretical and practical topics of the programme are covered cyclically. At least one theory and one practice lesson are offered each week. The same lesson is repeated at least twice within four months. This allows each participant to find their own rhythm with maximum flexibility. Participants have up to 12 months of access to the programme and can decide the pace at which they attend lessons: from a fast track approach (4 months) to a take-it-easy one (12 months).

PRACTICE WITH EXTERNAL MENTEES

It is said that practice makes perfect. This is why the programme requires each participant to deliver at least 18 hours of mentoring to a mentee external to the programme. MentorLab can propose to each participant a mentee to support thanks to its partnership with the Italian Mentoring Association and other organizations.

ACCESS TO CREDENTIALS

Participants are assisted in the preparation of the Mentoring Personal Portfolio that MentorLab submits directly to EMCC for European Individual Accreditation (EIA).


participation fee

4880

VAT included.
Tuition savings are available for members of partner associations. Contact us to find out more.

It’s been true in my life that when I’ve needed a mentor, the right person shows up.

Ken Blanchard


FACULTY

A group of mentors constantly growing to support participants' learning.

Rossella Pin

EMCC European Individual Accreditation Senior Practitioner and Assessor, ICF MCC Master Certified Coach and Registered Mentor

Cristiano Abbate

EMCC Global Individual Programme Manager Accreditation (IPMA) - Practitioner level.

Annalisa Fabbri

EMCC European Individual Accreditation at Senior Practitioner Level, ICF ACC Associate Certified Coach

Fabio Salvadori

EMCC European Individual Accreditation at Practicationer Level, ICF ACC Associate Certified Coach