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TAE PD Week: Mentoring Transforms Lives and Makes us all Smarter

6 December 2024 1:00pm (AEST: QLD)
Online via Zoom Webinar

This webinar forms part of our TAE PD Week hosted by Velg Training and MRWED.  It aligns with the unit of competency TAEDEL414 - Mentor in the workplace

About this webinar

When used effectively, mentoring (coaching) can offer valuable learning opportunities and skills development. Moreover, positive mentor experiences  can be used to build learner confidence, strengthen understanding, stretch capacity, and enhance the provision of just-in-time feedback to support on-the-job application.

This webinar focuses on creating a framework that can be used to establish and develop a professional mentoring (coaching) relationship with an individual in a workplace setting. 

The session will include an interesting research base and clarify the numerous benefits for both the mentor and the mentee.  In addition, the session will establish the importance of a partnership approach, based  on shared principles and utilising a dialogue approach to conversations.

The session will present valuable  insights into establishing a mentoring  relationship and will also provide a series of templates that can be used to prepare the mentoring (coaching) arrangements and track progress. Importantly an opportunity for Reflective Practice will be modelled in the session.  

Key topics covered within webinar

  • Define mentoring/coaching 
  • Identify the benefits of mentoring for the stakeholders
  • Share valuable research to support best practice
  • Outline mentoring principles to guide success and build a partnership
  • Describe the components of a successful mentoring relationship
  • Investigate mentoring conversations utilising a dialogue approach
  • Discuss strategies to plan the mentoring/coaching process
  • Reflect on our  learning around mentoring 

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Date & Time

Friday 6th December 2024
1:00pm - 2:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
2:00pm - 3:30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
1:30pm - 3:00pm (ACST: SA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm (ACST: NT)
11:00am - 12:30pm (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyonelooking to establish and develop professional mentoring relationships to effectively mentor individuals in the workplace (apprentices/trainees/students in workplacement):

  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • VET Teachers
  • Training Managers

What to expect

Presented by Kay Schlesinger, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Kay Schlesinger

Kay Schlesinger has worked in numerous educational sectors, including a position as a Deputy Principal where she took responsibility for the professional Development of educators and supported new leaders in the sector. In the last 20 years Kay has worked in VET, Higher Education and as an Educational Consultant.

Kay has received awards for Teaching and Adult learning in the VET sector. She has continually demonstrated innovative approaches to teaching a diverse range of students. This was exemplified in 2018 when she presented at the AVETRA conference around Interactive Teaching and Learning Strategies.

In 2020 Kay was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute fellowship by the Department of Education and Training for her work with new teachers. Kay is currently mentoring organisations around empowering new educators for organisational improvement.

Kay has also designed programs around Industry mentoring and was one of the keynote speakers at the 2021 VDC Annual Conference where she addressed: 10 Ways to Empower New Teachers for Success. A pathway for organisational success. Kay has also been a speaker at TAFE Director’s Australia and spoke at TAFE Queensland/ Holmesglen annual conferences. Kay is currently working with The Department of Education in a consulting role.

Developing the capability of educators has been Kay’s passion for many years. She is focussed on partnering with educators to create interesting, interactive learning experiences.


Friday, 6 December 2024

12:45pm (AEST: QLD) - 1:00pm (AEST: QLD) Join Time: Audio Test
1:00pm (AEST: QLD) - 2:30pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Kay Schlesinger, before the session, please email

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