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Designed for project professionals at all career levels who want to understand how they can make the most out of being mentored to boost their personal and professional development.

This discussion is also beneficial for project professionals who just want to explore or understand the nature and benefits of being mentored.

By engaging with this webinar content broadcast on Thursday 12 May you can understand how to make the most out of being mentored, complementing the opportunities to grow and develop that you get in your professional environment.


Richard Tulley explains the principles of effective mentoring relationships and the fundamental principle of being non-directive.

The discussion established how to see mentoring as an integral part of your personal and professional development, and it will explore establishing a strong sense of purpose through goal setting and understanding your own motivations and drivers.

The discussion also provided practical guidance towards preparing for, and entering into a mentoring relationship, and how to avoid conflict between your mentoring relationship and your professional relationships in your role.

Richard has explored a breadth of learning and development methods and is passionate about mentoring and coaching.
Richard mentors within Sopra Steria, has run a programme and project mentoring programme for the last four years and also mentors outside of Sopra Steria on a voluntary basis.
He shares his experience and insight from his role at Sopra Steria and its approach to developing a practice of circa 530 project professionals, as well as from his extensive engagement in external mentoring programmes.

This content is suitable for professionals with any level of experience, but most beneficial to those who are already being mentored or intending to start a mentoring relationship.


Webinar resources

Richard has very kindly allowed his presented material to be made available for viewing. The webinar recording on YouTube is now available in our APM resources area and also embedded below for reference.
Also provided is the supportive document How to make your mentoring relationship work for you



Richard Tulley became the director of programme and project management at Sopra Steria in May 2017. His role is about enabling a sustainable, predictable, and profitable business through the development of an industry recognised programme and project management capability, borne of:

  • Developing Sopra Steria’s programme and project management talent; and
  • Enabling programme and project management control through effective process and method, underpinned by project management tooling, MI, and insight.

Richard has established a UK Programme and Project Management Practice of circa 530 programme and project professionals within a diverse business, leveraging corporate partnerships with both the APM and the House of PMO.

Building upon a 26-year career in programme and project management, where the last 20 years have been focused on the delivery of complex programmes, largely within the public sector, Richard’s role has enabled him to view project manager development from “both ends of the telescope”.

It has also allowed him to develop his passion for coaching and mentoring. Richard is an APM Fellow and a member of the APM Corporate Advisory Group.


This webinar is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

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APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference

Section Description
3.3.6 Continuing professional development (CPD)

Mentor webinar series 




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