Mentoring for Employee Development Programme (Malaysia)


Programme fact file

Programme title: Mentoring for Employee Development
Qualification: Certificate of attendance
Start date: 11th - 12th May 2016
Duration: 2 days
Maximum places available: 15 - 20
Fees: Early bird price: RM2,500/person + GST (6%) Normal price: RM2,600/person + GST (6%) Group of three and above: RM2,200/person + GST (6%) (for more than three delegates attending from the same company/ institution)
Available on weekends/evenings: No

Nottingham University Business School Malaysia Campus

Programme overview

Course description

More and more businesses are embracing the concept of mentoring as a powerful personal development and empowerment tool and an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers. Through mentoring, organisations are seeing dramatic improvements in efficiency, productivity and the passing of institutional knowledge and leadership skills from one generation to the next.


This programme is aimed at managers with responsibility for developing talent as part of the organisation’s succession planning and high-potential employees with cross-functional representation of the entire organisation.


After completion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between mentoring and coaching.
  • Develop the knowledge on how to plan, implement and monitor a mentoring programme.
  • Learn the strategies to develop and maintain a mentoring relationship.
  • Understand how to appraise the associated risks of implementing a mentoring programme.
  • Understand the key success factors of a mentoring programme.

Course tutor

Vanitha Ponnusamy, Assistant Professor of Organisational Management
Ms Vanitha Ponnusamy, Assistant Professor of Organisational Management
Ms Vanitha Ponnusamy is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Management and Division Director (Academic) for Organisational Behaviour and Management at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia. She has a degree in Anthropology and Sociology and a Masters in Human Resource Management.

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She has been teaching and training on topics related to Organisational Management – including Society and Business Organisation interface issues, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management for the past 19 years. She is also in charge of conducting training on mentoring for WinSET (Women in Science, Engineering & Technology) leadership programme at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC).

Currently, she conducts research in Conflict Management, particularly in looking at multiple stakeholders’ accountability in making environmentally responsible business decisions. She is actively engaged in research on managing human-elephant conflict as a partnership of public, private and civic organisations. She is a Malaysian Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) Certified Trainer.

Programme detail

Course details

Day One:

  • Mentoring As The Way Forward For Employee Development
  • What is mentoring in the business world and why it is necessary?
  • Types of Mentoring How is mentoring different from coaching?
  • Designing a Mentoring Programme

Day Two:

  • Driving A Successful Mentoring Relationship
  • Managing a Mentoring Programme
  • Timeline for programme implementation
  • Navigating The Mentoring Relationship
  • Risk Management for The Mentoring Programme
  • Evaluating the Mentoring Programme

School details

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) Malaysia is an integral part of NUBS United Kingdom, and is consistently ranked amongst the top 20 Business Schools in the UK. The School attracts the very best students from all over the world, and aims to provide a stimulating environment for learning, leveraging on its presence in Malaysia to provide Asian insights that drive business operations and growth in the region and around the world.


Prince Hotel and Residence, Kuala Lumpur



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