If you already run a reciprocal mentoring scheme or are serious about launching one this year,  David will be selecting the top 100 companies to join for free a private LinkedIn Group & attend quarterly webinars.  The vision is to encourage sharing of best practice between a diverse group of world leading companies and create some original research.

To apply for a space, please complete this short application form.

Upcoming webinars are on the following dates:

All 3-4.30pm UK time / 10am-11.30 ET
Monday 15th July 2024
Thursday 17th October 2024
Wednesday 8th January 2025
Monday 7th April 2025

FREE Guide for Reciprocal Mentoring Best Practice:

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Reciprocal Mentoring


While mentoring has undoubtedly made an impact in diversity and inclusion, traditional hierarchical approaches and reverse mentoring both have limited impact. Both focus on changing the mindsets of individuals, but don’t impact the systems, which create inequality and hidden discrimination. They may even reinforce existing systems, by creating examples of people, who have “worked the system”, as if that were the answer.

Reciprocal mentoring aims to change those systems. It brings together senior and junior employees in co-learning partnerships, which identify barriers to equality and diversity. The pairs come together to address those barriers at an organisational level, bringing about change from both above and below.

This unique programme, trialled in organisations in England, educates senior and junior co-learners to work together to stimulate deep and lasting change both for themselves and for the organisation. Topics covered include how to manage power distance in the relationship, how to recognise and illuminate systemic barriers and how to bring about collaborative change. Participants also gain an extensive toolkit of advanced mentoring practice.


The programme is accompanied by a guide for programme managers and extensive materials for participants. Participants also receive one-year free access to the Coaching and Mentoring Resource.


Any organisation serious about becoming an exemplar of good diversity practice.


  • Addresses the issues of diversity and inclusion at the point of greatest potential impact
  • Builds a deeper understanding of the systemic underpinnings of discrimination and how these can be addressed
  • Continuous improvement through membership of an international community of good practice in reciprocal mentoring


  • Advanced mentoring skills
  • How to use difference as a stimulus for deep learning
  • How to bring about systemic change through collective awareness and collaboration