Course Description

Most organization recognize the power and potentials of having a formal, institutional workplace mentoring program to support various strategic HR initiatives of the organization. Most local organizations who have successfully implemented mentoring have used mentoring as a support mechanism for their succession management program, leadership development as well as on-boarding and have reaped benefits in terms of competency building, employee engagement and retention. Many HR practitioners, however, who are interested to set up a formal mentoring program are unsure about where to start this initiative. Even industry leaders and well-funded organizations in the Philippines who have ventured into introducing a formal mentoring program experienced the fizzling out of their mentoring initiative after a few years.

This workshop aims to help participants who intend to design, introduce and implement a structured mentoring program in their organization to identify the starting point for creating the program. To be able to assess organizational readiness to embrace mentoring as a leadership practice is an important step in pursuing a mentoring program in the organization. This workshop will provide them this opportunity. They will also be made aware of the factors that foster sustainability so that the program would eventually lead to embedding a mentoring mindset and culture in the organization.

Course Objectives

By the end of the two-day workshop participants will be able to prepare a plan on how to design the scheme of a the formal and facilitated (pilot) mentoring program for their organization. The workshop seeks to help participants establish a mentoring program that best suit the needs, strategic goals and institutional context of the organization to increase the chances of program buy-in and sustainability. The design of the mentoring scheme will be guided by the ISMPE (International Standards for Mentoring Programs in Employment), a globally recognized and accepted standards for workplace mentoring practices.

Specifically, participants will be able to:


  • Identify current issues and trends in the field of developmental dialogues in the workplace
  • Appreciate how other local organizations have successfully designed and implemented theirinstitutional mentoring program.
  • Explore the Organizational Framework for Mentoring that promotes a systems perspective
  • Discover characteristics of a mentoring culture and explain how it is inculcated in organizations
  • Recognize the factors that promote and sustain the practice of mentoring in organizations
  • Assess the readiness of their organization for a mentoring program and find areas that need tobe worked on to prepare the organization and increase the chances of traction
  • Craft the elements of their organizational mentoring program guided by the criteria set by the International Standards for Mentoring Programs in Employment (ISMPE)
  • Recommend organizational systems and structures and practices that will ensure the sustainability/longevity of the mentoring practice in their organization
  • Determine buy-in strategies across various stakeholders and a roll-out plan for the pilot implementation of their mentoring program

Target Participants, Pre-requisites and Recommendation

Who should attend the workshop:

  • L&D or HR Managers/Business Partners or practitioners who want to set up a formal mentoring program
  • L&D or HR Managers/Business Partners or practitioners who want to enhance or upscale anexisting mentoring program

Pre-requisites for attending the two-day program:

  • Must have attended the two-day workshop “The Trainer as Mentor” or an equivalent program on the Basics of Modern Mentoring
  • Must have enough knowledge of the organization that they represent so they can gauge the readiness of the organization and influence the successful implementation of a formal workplace mentoring program


  • It is best that two or three people from the same organization attend the program so that they can test out ideas with one another during and even after the training
  • With two or three people from the same organization who understand what it takes to development a mentoring scheme, they can synergize and draw support from one another in the design and implementation of the mentoring program.

Learning professionals, coaches and consultants who are interested in the long-term development needs of people

Course Content

  • Introduction to Mentoring
  • Mentoring as a Transformative Learning Experience
  • The Mentoring Relationship
  • Mentoring Conversations
  • Mentoring and Culture
  • Personal and Organizational Development Planning in Mentoring
  • Course Integration

Learning Methods  :

  1. Lecture
  2. Individual Reflection and Self-Assessment
  3. Group Discussion
  4. Case Analysis
  5. Role Play
  6. Video

Target Competencies

  1. Self-Mastery
  2. Relationship Management
  3. Management of the Learning Function

Investment Rate

PSTD Member : Php 13,000.00
Non – Member : Php 15,000.00

Schedule : June 24-25, 2020

Inclusive VAT, AM & PM Snacks, Lunch, Training Manual and Certificate of Completion. 


Ms. Maribel Francisco-Aglipay

Principal Partner

Maribel is one of the principal partners of the Center for Innovation, Change and Productivity (CICP), a training and consultancy which she co-founded.  She has over three decades of professional experience in workplace learning, employee performance improvement, organization research and organization development. Her client engagements span business organizations in various industries here and abroad, government agencies, academic institutions and the development sector.  

Fondly referred to as “Mentor M” by her younger colleagues in the industry, Maribel was awarded the first Gawad Maestro Champion Award in 2011 by PSTD for her invaluable contribution in the crafting of PSTD’s 2012 WLP Competency Framework.  

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.  She is an MBA Candidate at the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School of Business and is currently completing her M. A.-Ph.D. program at the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute (SAIDI) in the field of Organization Development.  In 2013 she received a scholarship from the Australian Government to participate a study tour in Australia to study modern concepts of mentoring and to benchmark global mentoring practices.  In 2015, she served as an advisor to PSTD’s study on the State of Mentoring in the Philippines.