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Event Series Event Series: Reverse Mentoring

Reverse Mentoring

12th October, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

What is reverse mentoring?

Reverse mentoring uses all the same skills as
traditional mentoring. The key difference is that
this is not about someone who is the ‘expert’ or in
a position of ‘power’ guiding someone who is
‘learning’. It is all about someone who has firsthand experience in a community mentoring a
researcher to share a different perspective, build
empathy for the different positions and
collaboratively problem solve on real challenges. It
allows both people involved to gain a different
perspective and learn together.

1. Curious
Heard about the programme and want to
know more before getting involved
2. Apply
Fill in a short questionnaire to tell us why
you want to be involved either as a future
leader or current senior leader
3. Getting Ready
A short introduction to the skills and
approach we take to reverse mentoring (via
4. Matched
Introduced to each other over a coffee to
make sure the match works and then the
meets begin
5. Meets
Meet 4 times over 4 months to work
through a challenge from a different

What needs to be in place to make it work?
• Defined expectations
• Agreed upon ‘rules’ of engagement
• Willingness to learn
• Trust
• Transparency
• Empowers both parties to do things differently
• Builds empathy and understanding as well as
closing the knowledge gap
• Supports more effective power sharing

Initially the commitment is to attend a two-hour
online workshop to learn more about the approach
and the skills and mindset that allow this to work.
This is for both the mentee and the mentor and
allows you to decide if you would like to be involved
in a reverse mentoring relationship.

After the initial online session, you will then apply to
be part of the programme and, if successful, be
matched in your locality with someone.
You will then attend a half day skills development
workshop to get you ready before meeting with
your match.

It’s recommended that you ‘meet’ four times over 4
months and will be given some support to help you
make the most of these sessions. Its then up to you
how you want to continue connecting. We find that
most people continue to meet on an ongoing basis
as they have found the learning space valuable.
The two initial sessions to find out more will take
place on Zoom on
Wednesday 12th October 9:30-10:30
Thursday 13th October 9:30 – 10:30

To book your place on one of these sessions or find
out more please contact
Claire Selby Stakeholder Research and
Engagement Network Manager (NIHR ARC NWC)
07846 373 242


12th October, 2022
9:30 am - 10:30 am


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