Mentoring for Chemical Engineers Webinar Series

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This modular online will help you to become a better mentor, encouraging others to manage their own learning and empowering them by asking and listening, rather by instructing and advising. It has been developed with the specific needs of the chemical engineer in mind.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Online course
Organiser: IChemE
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1788 534431
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Online logoMentoring is a vital activity in chemical engineering, whereby more experienced engineers encourage the professional development of those with less experience.  When done well, mentoring has immense benefits for the individuals and their organisations.  Unfortunately, when done poorly, mentoring can do damage.

This modular online will help you to become a better mentor, encouraging others to manage their own learning and empowering them by asking and listening, rather by instructing and advising.  It has been developed with the specific needs of the chemical engineer in mind.

You will learn how to apply mentoring concepts, approaches and tools with an emphasis on developing your skills as a mentor. The modules, each around 60 minutes in length, are effective as stand-alone training sessions or as part of a modular programme.

Special note: Recordings are available if you can't make or miss a Webinar.

Why leadership and mentoring skills are important for engineers

The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) sets out the competence and commitment required for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

The specification requires engineers to demonstrate responsibility, management or leadership skills. This could include the ability to:

  • identifying team and individual needs, and planning for their development
  • leading and supporting team and individual development
  • assessing team and individual performance
  • providing feedback

Four hours CPDWhat's included in the Webinar Series?

  • four live 60-minute Webinars
  • text Q&A with the trainer
  • four digital recordings for your personal use
  • digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes 

The benefits of IChemE online learning

  • save money: no travel, subsistence or accommodation costs
  • stay productive: limit your time away from the office
  • learn in manageable, concentrated, bite-size, one-hour chunks
  • choose from two time slots near the start or towards the end of the day
  • review or refresh the learning at your convenience with digital recordings of each webinar
  • sample each webinar series with introductory prices for the first module of each course
  • choose the modules you need - you don't need to buy them all

Course outline

Module 1: An introduction to mentoring for chemical engineers

  • the benefits of mentoring
  • mentoring and coaching
  • the key components of a mentoring relationship
  • the working agreement
  • Q&A and FAQs


Module 2: Core skills for mentoring

  • the core skills (empathy, respect, genuineness)
  • listening
  • body language
  • Q&A and FAQs


Module 3: Mentoring for chemical engineers: the skilled helper model

  • introduction to the skilled helper model
  • the present picture
  • the preferred picture
  • the way forward
  • Q&A and FAQs


Module 4: Mentoring in practice: tools and troubleshooting

  • mentoring tools
  • beginning the mentoring relationship
  • ending the mentoring relationship
  • potential problems and possible solutions
  • Q&A and FAQs

Webinar schedule - each module approximately 60 minutes

Module 1 - 13 February - 08:00 GMT or 16:00 GMT (available as a recording)

Module 2 - 6 March - 08:00 GMT or 16:00 GMT (available as a recording)

Module 3 - 13 March - 09:30 GMT or 17:30 GMT (available as a recording)

Module 4 - 20 March - 08:00 GMT or 16:00 GMT (available as a recording)


Module 1: £45 + VAT (Introductory price) (available as a recording)
Module 2, 3 or 4: £85 + VAT (available as recordings)
Full course (4 modules): £235 + VAT (available as recordings)


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Dr Jamie Cleaver PhD, CEng FIChemE, consultant

Jamie's background as a lecturer and his extensive experience of chemical engineering employers and the workplace give him a unique perspective as a trainer and facilitator of non-technical skills for chemical engineers.

He has a strong technical background, with a first degree in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. After his PhD he followed a natural path into academic research and spent 16 years lecturing chemical engineering at the University of Surrey. 

Through coordinating the professional training placement scheme for chemical engineering students, he was able to see first-hand the huge potential benefit to individuals and organisations that could be achieved by professional skills training, and identify the specific skills required. 

His skills training is enhanced by direct experience as an employee with BP, Cargill, Air Products and by several consultancy roles.

Jamie is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

"Jamie has proven skill and knowledge sets, which have impacted both myself and colleagues in my company in a positive manner. He comes highly recommended."  UOP

"I found Jamie to be responsive, proactive, with the strategic understanding to align my business needs with a learning environment. Thoroughly good guy to work with."  SNC-Lavalin

"Jamie is an engaging and inspirational trainer who works hard to help his delegates realise their potential."  Evolve-Leadteam Ltd

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CPD Recording Information

Duration (for CPD recording purposes): 1 hour per module

If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator’s requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary.

New CPD verification process from 2017. IChemE (in line with Engineering Council requirements) will be checking a random sample of Chartered Members’ and Fellows’ CPD records. More details online.

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