Online Course
Leadership – Coaching and Mentoring
Learn how to work together more effectively to develop your team

1-1.5 hours





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Jason Giesbrecht
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Senior healthcare leader and physiotherapist with more than 25 years of experience

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Coaching and mentoring are both collaborative processes that assist individuals in reaching their full potential. Coaching is generally a shorter term relationship focused on an individual achieving performance driven goals. Mentoring is often an ongoing relationship where a more experienced individual works with someone less experienced on personal and professional growth. Coaching and mentoring both play an important role in personal and professional development in healthcare. This course will equip you with insights and practical skills to develop your effectiveness as both a coach and mentor as part of your portfolio of leadership skills.


This course provides an overview of coaching and mentoring and explores the differences and similarities between the two approaches. A collection of practical tools and activities are provided to assist you in developing your skills and effectiveness in working with your colleagues in these different roles.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Practical activities
  3. Reading activity
  4. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe 5 defining criteria of coaching
  • identify at least 4 roles that form part of the coaching process
  • describe 5 defining criteria of mentoring as taught in the course
  • list at least 2 benefits of virtual mentoring
  • propose an effective course of action based on a scenario presenting an ethical issue in mentoring

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
The coaching and mentoring course is perfect for people anticipating having a coach or mentor for one reason or the other and for mentors and coaches to know the responsibilities engulfing their roles.
Samuel Emmanuel FREEMAN
Sierra Leone
There were no bits that I preferred to any other. The presentation was perfect at the level I sought, meaningfully complementing my knowledge base.
Illan Dubb
South Africa
I find this topic challenging, and I will use this course to start my journey into coaching and mentoring. Even though I have been a Physio for over 25 years, and I do some aspects of coaching and mentoring, I still do not do it all! Therefore, it is a helpful course to improve my use of coaching and mentoring tools.
Elizabeth Ahern
Great Course! Honestly, I started off, naively, thinking that Coaching and Mentoring were similar. Now that I know that they are certainly not similar, I will be able to choose the appropriate tool, ask the right questions, and have better outcomes.
Catherine Roux
United Kingdom
I really recommend this programme. All the leadership modules are amazing and really beneficial. I thought in a few situations in my practice that I am doing something wrong and I was blaming myself. However, after I went through these modules I saw the situations from a different perspective and received many new ideas for better management.
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