Pay it forward and mentor with success

Event Details

  • 20 February 2020
  • 9:00am - 12:30pm
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LDC, Level 13, Prime Property Tower, 88 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011


Imagine the results if public sector leaders and technical experts unleashed their expertise and shared their knowledge across the sector.

Would you like to share your skills and knowledge gained from your professional experience by becoming a mentor and 'pay it forward'?

Mentoring is a transference of wisdom, skills, insights, skills and experience. The mentoring process helps you to develop others and build their career satisfaction, as well as strengthening organisational resilience.

Having quality mentoring skills is a valuable part of successful leadership. People are your most important resource and mentoring shows the value you place on development and learning. You also get to reflect on your own leadership and maybe find a new appreciation of your own wisdom. 

If you’re thinking about becoming a mentor, or have started mentoring and would like some guidance, come to this half-day interactive workshop. You’ll get the opportunity to practice being both a mentor and a mentee. Bring your own real-life professional issue to use, which you’ll be happy to share with others, so you can learn and experience success as a mentor.

You will find out how to: 

  • apply structure and rigour to mentoring conversations
  • apply essential mentoring principles
  • build your confidence as a mentor and tap into your wisdom and experience
  • encourage ownership of your mentee’s professional growth.

Facilitator Brenda Ratcliff

Brenda is an experienced leadership coach, mentor and trainer. She enjoys working with teams and individuals who want to be all they can be.

Brenda is a certified Life Coach and Multiple Brain Integration Techniques (mBIT) coach. She is also a certified coach for The Inventory of Work Attitude and Motivation (iWAM), an on-line diagnostic tool to help people understand their own communication styles and how they come across to others. She is accredited for the Leadership Circle™ 360 tool and the Leadership Success Profile 360. Brenda is also an approved Instructor of the Transforming Communications programme designed to help teams work together well, raise issues and concerns, and resolve conflicts.

Brenda is a member of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment All-of-Government Panel of Approved Providers.

Who can attend?

LDC members

This event is free for all LDC members. Numbers limited to 30, so book early to avoid disappointment. Register above.

LDC website logins

If you are from an LDC member agency and don’t have an LDC website login, you can sign up for one. If you need assistance or have any queries about registering, please email

Non-LDC members

Non-LDC members are welcome to attend, with a fee of $199 + GST. Please email to register.

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