No-one would disagree with the need for Mentoring in any organisation that wants to succeed, especially those that rely on people working in the rapidly changing technical environment of IT. Perhaps you already have access to a mentoring programme, and would like to review whether this is giving you the benefits you expect? Or maybe you would like to understand more about other mentoring options, either as a Mentee or a Mentor?

This series of events will enable you to gain a better understanding of these options, facilitate you to explore them with other senior people in IT and offer you the opportunity to try some of them out for yourself.


Speaker 1: Jacqui Hogan - Mentoring session 1 - Introduction to mentoring in its many forms - March 13

Speaker 2:  Haiyan Wu - Mentoring session 2 - Career mentoring, Old and New Millennials - April 16

Speaker 3:  Shakeeb Niazi - Mentoring session 3 - Mentoring Entrepreneurs,The CTO in residence - July 23


18:00 - Refreshments and networking
18:30 - Start
20:00 - End
20:30 - Close


Mentoring session 1 - Introduction to mentoring in its many forms - March 13

This session will introduce the different types of mentoring e.g. ‘traditional’ mentoring, peer to peer mentoring, bottom-up mentoring, career mentoring, mentoring circles, transition mentoring etc., together with some basics e.g. mentor selection, mentor/mentee management etc. There will an opportunity to discuss and explore your mentoring experiences with your senior IT peers. We will finish with an introduction to the next 3 sessions.

Our main speaker, Jacqui Hogan, current chair of the ELITE group, is an experienced Mentor to senior IT Managers and Technology Entrepreneurs and has trained over 100 Mentors and Mentees. She has over 6 years’ experience running a UK-wide mentoring programme for over 600 STEM participants and recently published the book ‘How to train your Mentor’ (Book Boon). She will be supported by our speakers for sessions 2 and 3, who will each introduce details of their own sessions.

Jacqui will also chair the sessions, provide a link between them and facilitate the collecting of output.

Mentoring session 2 – Career mentoring ‘Old and New Millennials’- April 16

This session will focus on what the younger generations expectations of Mentoring are, and how you, as their senior managers, can facilitate this. (More details later)

Our speaker for this session is the immediate past chair of the BCS Young Professionals group (YPG), Haiyan Wu.


Mentoring session 3 - Mentoring Entrepreneurs ‘The CTO in residence’ - July 23

This session will focus on working with Technology Entrepreneurs and how we, as their Mentors, will benefit both them and ourselves. (More details later)

Our speaker for this session is the current chair of the BCS Entrepreneurs group, Shakeeb Niazi.


Mentoring session 4 - Mentoring stories ‘Talking Heads’ - October 1

The aim of this session is to pull together all the information shared in the previous 3 sessions, to have key members share their own mentoring experiences in a series of short ‘talking heads’ sessions, and to finish with facilitated peer group discussions. The details for this session will be finalised later, as the detailed content will depend on the output from the previous 3 sessions.


Mar 13 2019 London Mentoring 1 - Introduction £5 plus fees = £5.89
April 16 2019 London Mentoring 2 - career mentoring - Old and New Millennials £5 plus fees = £5.89
July 23 2019 London Mentoring 3 - entrepreneurial mentoring £5 plus fees = £5 .89
Oct 1 2019 London Mentoring 4 - recap, stories, examples £5 plus fees = £5.89

All 4 sessions = £20 plus fees = £21.79



A full refund will be issued if a cancellation is received within 7 days of the booking date otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


This event is brought to you by:

Mentoring Series 2019 - BCS ELITE
Date and time
Wednesday 13 March, 6:00pm - Tuesday 1 October, 8:30pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
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