All mentoring programmes are different. They vary in size, purpose, audience, frequency, and structure.

Before you start to develop the detailed elements of your programme you should consider things like:

  • What evidence do you have to support your programme design?
  • Who will be eligible for your programme?
  • What kind of relationship are you trying to create between participants?
  • How long will the programme run for?
  • How often will you run the programme?

The guides in this section will provide advice on each of these programme design questions.

Remember that everything on this website is based on learning from a real world programme. You might need to adapt elements of the advice, tools or resources in the following sections to fit your particular circumstances.