Participate in a Mentoring Programme
The aim of the IIOP Mentoring Programmes is to empower pharmacists to take control of their professional development and to realise the benefits of reflective practice.
These programmes will also provide pharmacists, who have attended the IIOP Mentoring Skills Workshops, an opportunity to put their skills into practice.
Applications are now open for our NEW three month Mentoring Programme! APPLY here:
What is the time commitment involved for December 2023?
From previous participant feedback, an average commitment of up to 3 hours a month from January-March 2024 is required.
Onboarding training will take place on 4th December for Mentors and the 5th for Mentees.
You will be notified of your mentoring match by the end of that week.
We know December is an incredibly busy month but this allows you to get set up for success during December so you can start in earnest the mentoring programme in the New Year.
One Day Mentorship Skills for Pharmacists Workshop - 6th of December 2023.
The final Mentorship Skills for Pharmacists workshop of 2023 will take place on the 6th of December. This will be a full one day workshop taking place from 10am to 4.30pm and will be delivered online by Kingstown College.
The aim of the training programme is to introduce pharmacists to recognised principles of mentorship and assist them to engage with examples and scenarios that will help them to implement these principles into their own practice.
It would be anticipated that those participating in this programme would be open to initiating mentoring relationships within the profession as part of a formal mentoring programme.
Here’s what some of the previous participants had to say about the programme:
"I found it really interesting and helpful, and not purely from a professional perspective. The facilitator did a great job of keeping the course running on track and making us all feel comfortable to express opinion and ask questions. I liked the added references the facilitator gave us to back up points in the learning, and also liked to hear from other participants - it was more interesting since many of us worked in different areas."
"My listening skills, with colleagues, manager and patients have been positively affected. I think the recommendations of assigning goals and assessing progress will stand to me and encourage me to professionally not shy away from challenges. It has made me realise that I would really like to take part in a formal mentoring contract, both as a mentee and a mentor, in the future."