Module I: Introduction


Dear Manager,


Welcome to the training course on mentoring on employment related issues under the project “e-Mentoring: New skills and competencies for new jobs” (2011-2013) No. 511579-LLP-2010-LT-KA3-KA3MP,

This project addresses common needs of students in High Education, in Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions as well as learners in adult education institutions to acquire employment-related competences for (re)entering the fast-changing labor market by getting employed or by starting one’s own business. Within the project mentoring on employment related issues is being implemented as blended learning method for above mentioned target groups.

During the last years mentoring has become a common method worldwide as an effective learning process for personal and professional development of employees and more and more also for other target groups (e.g. students, unemployed persons). If you are interested to implement a mentoring process at your organization and to become a Manager of this process you can find a helpful introduction in this course. If you would like to learn more about the project, please contact the project partners directly:

How to learn

This is a self-learning training course which consists of different types of training materials combined in four learning sessions:

  • Readings: this session provides the theoretical background for mentoring on employment-related issues from a Manager’s point of view. The reading materials are divided into eight modules. By reading these modules, you will get acquainted with the main features of mentoring on employment-related issues and will be prepared to organize effectively in the mentoring process as a Manager.
  • Learning by doing: this is a questions/answers session. Its self-directed learning methodology is based on closed questions and, by answering the questions you are actively involved in an analysis suggested by the situation in question from your point of view. After having answered the question, the system will provide you with an estimation of your answer (if it was correct or not) with a clear reasoning of the correct answer. Thus, these learning materials are provided in an attractive and interactive way.
  • Video: this is a video-film session common for all three courses: for Manager, for Mentors and for Mentees. A collection of video spots is used to visualise the training course.
  • Success Stories: this session introduces success stories achieved in mentoring on employment-related issues and is common for all three courses: for Manager, for Mentors and for Mentees. These success stories can encourage you to participate in mentoring and to learn about the benefits of being a Mentee.


Jump-starting your self-learning

We suggest that you start with the session of Readings and then continue with the sessions Learning by doing, Video and Success stories. However, you can select the order of the self-learning sessions as you wish, because all four units are developed as independent ones

Main learning outcomes for Manager training course

After completing the training course Managers will be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of mentoring and e-Mentoring on employment-related issues;
  2. Distinguish the roles of 3M-Actors (Manager, Mentor and Mentee) in the mentoring process;
  3. Identify the strong points and the challenges of e-Mentoring;
  4. Organise and manage effectively the e-Mentoring process;
  5. Provide the initial trainings for the mentors and mentees;
  6. Understand the importance of facilitating tools used during the mentoring process;
  7. Monitor the mentoring process efficiently and to evaluate the effectiveness of the e-Mentoring process.

Session plan for self-directed learning course for Manager

* One academic hour = 45 minutes.