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Kirsten M Poulsen

MasterClass: How modern mentoring is transforming company culture and leadership

Theme: Organisation
Area: Mentoring
Type: MasterClass
Style: Workshop

Session on Wednesday, Apr 11, 09:00
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In organisations full of knowledge workers and in a volatile and complex world, we need a new approach to mentoring that is more than transferring knowledge and providing solutions. In modern mentoring, the focus is on creating new knowledge and facilitating learning partnerships where both mentees, mentors and organisations are developing, learning and increasing their capacity for achieving their goals.

In this master class, we will

• Present the paradigm shift that is happening in the global corporate environment and how this is influencing leaders as well as mentors and coaches.
• Explore and combine different approaches to understanding corporate culture in order to design the best possible approach to mentoring in the specific organisation – for the individual as well as for the organisation and linked to the business agenda.
• Learn about the situational approach to mentoring and about how providing both mentors and mentees with the same tools and understanding can increase the effect of the mentoring, transform organisational culture and significantly change the approach to leadership.

As a participant in this master class, you will have the opportunity to practice with these tools and models to increase your knowledge and skills as an internal/external mentor and as a mentoring programme manager.


Kirsten M. Poulsen is one of the leading experts in Europe on mentoring in an organisational context. She founded KMP+ House of Mentoring in 2000, a consulting company focused on designing and delivering high impact mentoring programmes for developing leadership, talents and diversity.

Kirsten is the creator of the Mentor+System which includes the Mentor+Survey for evaluating mentoring programmes, the Mentor+Game for training mentors and mentees, and the Mentor+Universe – a virtual toolbox for mentors, mentees and programme managers. Additionally, Kirsten is External Professor at Copenhagen Business School, and author of several books and many articles on mentoring, leadership and talent development – including ‘Developing Successful Diversity Mentoring Programmes’ co-authored with David Clutterbuck and Frances Kochan (2012) and Chapter 25 ‘Mentoring Executives in the Workplace’ in The Sage Handbook of Mentoring (2017).

Kirsten is former and first President of EMCC Denmark (2007-2009) and holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain.

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