Workshop details


Date: Saturday 15 October


  • Professor Erik Driessen, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Educational Development & Research, Maastricht University
  • Professor Sylvia Heeneman, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences. School of Health Profession Education, Department of Pathology, Maastricht University

Workshop description

Like so many things that we are told are good for us, mentoring has remained underused, despite ample evidence of its beneficial effects. A probable explanation for this is that mentoring is surrounded by numerous unanswered questions, unknown opportunities, and uncertainties about pitfalls. In this interactive workshop we aim to shed some informative light on mentoring and its potential role in workplace based learning. Three perspectives on mentoring will be discussed and practiced:

  • a theoretical perspective on mentoring and why mentoring is so essential for learning;
  • an empirical perspective on the effects of mentoring and effective mentoring;
  • a practical perspective on how to organize mentoring.

Objectives of the session, indicating knowledge, attitudes and skills that participants should gain from it

  • Becoming aware of the power of mentoring
  • Knowledge regarding theory and evidence on mentoring
  • Practice mentoring skills
  • Practice staff development for mentoring

Maximum number of participants