Mentor Practitioner

The MENTOR Practitioner module covers:

  • a theoretical and workshop part (65 hours);
  • practical work (mentoring sessions – 60 hours);
  • reflection (40 hours);
  • planning (5 hours);
  • supervised sessions – 3 individual and 2 group.

In total, a minimum of 170 accredited training hours.


After completing the Practitioner module, the participant will know/understand:

  • what goals can be achieved in the mentoring process
  • what the rules of the mentoring process are and how to use open questions
  • how to diagnose client needs
  • how to determine the limits of one’s competence and responsibility
  • how to establish the framework of the process and measure its success
  • what basic diagnostic tools are helpful in the mentoring process
  • what the rules are for working on the mentee’s goals
  • elements of non-verbal communication
  • the significance of and how to defeine a point of reference in the mentoring process
  • basic techniques useful in self-diagnosis
  • how to freely use the basic techniques for calibrating goals
  • how to distinguish between a goal and a strategy
  • how to gain skill at formulating things correctly and delivering feedback
  • physiological determinants in the process of change in a person
  • how to prepare and accompany the mentee during change
  • how to define barriers to change
  • when and how to apply coaching techniques in the mentoring process.

I. Training workshops (9 days of training – 65 hours) – topics:


Day 1 (8 hours)
Mentoring/coaching – differences and similarities, principles of the process:

  • Coaching and mentoring: main principles, similarities and differences
  • Contracting the process
  • The three roles of a mentor in the process
  • The three pillars of mentoring
  • I as mentor: elements of self-diagnosis
  • Deepening self-diagnosis in a pair exercise using open questions and active listening.


Day 2 (7 hours)

Diagnosis and contracting:

  • Contracting the process with the client and the mentee
  • Identifying client needs
  • Defining the client’s company organisational culture
  • Selection of mentoring pairs


Day 3 (8 hours)
Diagnosis and elements of non-verbal communication:

  • Useful diagnostic tools and their practical application in the process.

            – DISC, MPA, EASI.

  • How do people communicate?
  • The process of establishing the goal of the process with the mentee.


Day 4 (8 hours)
Tools and exercises that help expand the self-awareness of the mentee and mentor in the process:

  • Identifying a point of reference in the mentoring process
  • The wheel of life (according to JMT methodology): pair exercises: self-diagnosis
  • The wheel of Leader competences (according to JMT methodology): pair exercises self-diagnosis
  • JBT – independent exercises with self-presentation of results in plenary.
  • How to identify the values of the mentee.


Day 5 (8 hours)
Tools that help in the process of defining and monitoring the goal of the process:

  • Tools and techniques for establishing goals (pair work)
  • Plan/strategy/goal: don’t be orthodox in the process: learn by doing
  • Practical exercises
  • Feedback: what is it?


Day 6 (8 hours)
Change in the mentoring process:

  • Change: a necessity difficult to accept: presentation
  • Changes in the life of mentors: cases
  • How to accompany the mentee in change.


Day 7, Day 8 (15 hours)
Coaching techniques in the mentoring process

  • Framing techniques
  • Techniques that facilitate introspection
  • Work on relationships
  • Work on selected convictions and stereotypes
  • Project techniques: naming emotions/storytelling (practical use of IdeaCards and Qubiqbox).


Day 9 (7 hours)
Initial recapitulation and summary, evaluation of the process

  • The mentor and their role
  • Working and contracting with an institutional client
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Feedback in the process
  • Change
  • Practice of 3 selected techniques
  • summary of the process: feedback from participants, evaluation.
  • Certification of completion of the theoretical course


II. Practical work (min. 60 hours):

  • mentoring practice – min. 40 mentoring session with a minimum of 5 mentees. Countable hours must occur:
    – within 12 months before the beginning of the course – no more than 20 hours
    – during the course and after it ends
  • – supervised sessions – 3 individual and 2 group.


III. Self-reflection module (6 hours): 1,500-word essays

  • 5 essays based on selected works from the reading list provided
  • 1 essay on one of the participant’s processes.


  • Course timetable

    3 sessions of 3 days each every 2 weeks – 6 weeks in all

Lectures, case studies, exercises, discussion, films, pair exercises, wheel of competences, BJT, demo session in plenary, exercises with feedback, IdeaCards, Qubiqbox.
completion of the Foundation module;
or: for mentors with previous mentoring experience, completion of the MENTOR Foundation Fast Track
for graduates of other trainings: completion of a basic coaching course accredited by the EMCC or ICF, attested to by a certificate of completion, and mentoring practice of at least 6 months prior to the start of the course. In such cases, the candiate must complete an application questionnaire (professional experience, courses completed, certificates) and provide references, a covering letter, and an opinion from the candidate’s company in the case where the company is paying for the course. Upon acceptance of the written application, an interview is held with one of the trainers;
cost PLN 12,900 net;
the price includes: participation in training, training materials, supervision, consultations with trainers, certification of participation in training, assistance with the accreditation process.
completion of the MENTOR Practitioner course (including the required number of practical hours);
a positive assessment by the trainers;
a written self-reflection;
fulfilment of the other EMCC accreditation requirements for the Practitioner level:

Akredytacja indywidualna

submission of documentation and payment of the accreditation fee to the EMCC – “EIA application with EQA” Fast Track.

After applying, withdrawing from participation is possible only up to 3 weeks before the commencement date of the module; afterwards, the place on a course may be given to another person. Detailed conditions in the Course Application.