The International Mentor Network are pleased to announce our first in-person conference:

The Mentor Summit

What Makes a Mentor?

4th June 2018, 9.30am

The Welcome Centre, Coventry, CV1 2HG, UK

internal mentoring ~ external mentoring ~ mentoring standards ~ business mentoring ~ running a mentoring scheme


Tickets: £149 £74.50 + VAT

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Your invitation to the Mentor Summit

An event for mentors and those involved in running mentoring programmes

Spend a day surrounded by mentors, listening to speakers talking about their mentoring journey.  For our inaugural conference the Network are hosting a day discussing the topic What makes a Mentor?  Not only will you hear speakers talking on the subject, but the day will also involve a chance for you to discuss the issues with mentors from other organisations.


10 – Welcome by the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mentoring – Preet Kaur Gill MP

10.15 – Keynote 1 – Mentoring from the outside, lessons from external mentoring – John Bishop, Evolve, followed by Q&A

11 – Coffee

11.20 – Headline sponsor

11.25 – Keynote 2 – The Only Truth is the Result, making a business of mentoring – Jonathan Pfahl, Rockstar Group, followed by Q&A

12.05 – Keynote 3 – Developing Mentoring Standards – Richard Daniel Curtis, The Mentoring School, followed by Q&A

12.45 – Networking activity

1 – Lunch

1.45 – Professional Development activity

2.15 – Keynote 4 – Lessons from running a mentoring scheme – Nicola Lees, WFTV, followed by Q&A

3.00 – Networking activity

3.30 – Keynote 5 – Workplace mentoring impact – Jacqui Hogan, followed by Q&A

4.00 – Close


Five reasons to attend the Mentor Summit

  1. Connect with other mentors
  2. Hear inspirational mentoring stories
  3. Reflect on your work
  4. Update your knowledge
  5. An opportunity to share good practice

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Introducing the speakers

Nicola Lees runs a mid-career mentoring scheme for Women in Film & Television. Twenty women in creative, technical and business roles benefit from six months of mentoring from a senior industry figure, group mentoring and a range of workshops and seminars. Nicola also runs several mentoring schemes for new entrants to TV and film, and mentors ex-offenders through the Koestler Trust.



A pioneer of external delivery of PE within primary schools; John Bishop has delivered innovative Physical Education programmes in over 1,000 primary schools in England and Wales.  John is a qualified teacher (QTLS), a school governor and a Fellow of the RSA.His career has focused on improving children’s lives by designing and implementing innovative solutions within education, active leisure and learning.  John worked in conjunction with Awarding Bodies and Sector Skills Councils to raise the profile of vocational qualifications including Activity Leadership and has developed bespoke qualifications for Evolve’s Health Mentors.


Jonathan Pfahl is a Rockstar – literally! The Founder and Managing Director of the Rockstar Group of Companies spent his evenings rocking it out with his band whilst spending his days in a US investment bank.

Jonathan (or JP as he prefers to be called) set up the Rockstar Group in 2007. Since then he has grown it into the largest resource bank of business services for growing companies in the UK. It is also an active investment firm with a portfolio of over 40 companies privately invested in.

The Rockstar group owns its own regulated crowd fund, a hedge fund, an international mentoring app, a sales outsourcing firm, digital marketing co, It’s own bespoke CRM platform, an app development co, it’s own law firm, a VIP concierge and events company and its own Foundation. These services are all available to all clients who require help and used ofcourse to run the businesses that Rockstar invest in.

Leading behaviour expert, Richard Daniel Curtis  began delivering training courses to Learning Mentors in primary schools.  Over time it became clear that there was a wider need for training for mentors.  He set up The Mentoring School and their community, the International Mentor Network in order to help further mentoring as a profession by setting standards for mentor training.



Jacqui Hogan has wide experience in mentoring and leading teams of all shapes and sizes throughout her 30 year career, and until last year, managed the UK-wide WES (Women’s Engineering Society) MentorSET mentoring programme.  She has worked in Information Technology, as a ‘techie’, project manager and senior manager, for a variety of different organisations including a number of engineering design companies: from missiles to cars and oil rigs. She is qualified in both Technology (MBCS, CITP) and Business (MBA, FCMI).  Since 2003, Jacqui has run her own management consultancy specialising in mentoring business leaders and senior teams to greater success through better business management, project management and people management.

Jacqui has facilitated workshops and spoken on management and mentoring topics for over 15 years. As an active member of the public speaking organisation Toastmasters International, she currently holds the highest award of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).
Jacqui has written 5 management related books and is working on numbers 6 and 7 currently. Both are on the topic ‘how to train your Mentor’ and will be available later this year.


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Mentor Summit Partnership Opportunities

The conference is due to be attended by between 100-200 mentors and those who manage mentoring schemes.  As the only conference of it’s kind it offers a unique opportunity to promote your brand to an audience who traditionally are hard to identify.  Please contact to secure your brand space.

Headline Partner £999 + VAT

• Branding on stage
• Branding on website
• Branding on front page of conference pack
• Half page
• 15 minute presentation slot
• Complimentary exhibition stand
• Four complimentary conference places

5 exhibition stands £499 + VAT (reduced to just £299 + VAT if combined with another package)

• Logo and hyperlink on website
• Provision of a table and two chairs and access to power in main conference room
• Inclusion of your exhibitor profile and logo in the Conference pack
• Wi-Fi

Pen and pad sponsorship £299 + VAT

• Replace the standard pads with your own branded items
• Logo and hyperlink on website
• Inclusion of your exhibitor profile and logo in the Conference pack

Badges £399 + VAT

• Your brand on the badges worn by attendees, exhibitors and organisers
• Logo and hyperlink on website
• Inclusion of your exhibitor profile and logo in the Conference pack

Table leaflet drop £299 + VAT

• The ability to place up to two pieces of marketing literature per attendee on tables
• Logo and hyperlink on website
• Inclusion of your exhibitor profile and logo in the Conference pack

7 x Half page adverts in Conference pack £149 + VAT

• A landscape A5 area in the Conference pack

Please contact to secure your brand space.