our approach

Mentores offers in-company, Facilitor-led, Business-driven action learning

In-company: the programmes are tailored to the markets and industries of the client. Each training program starts with a preparation phase where training needs and objectives are discussed with the client. 
Facilitor-led (Teacher as facilitator & coach): the programme is led by a team of experts in their domain. They will bring the required theoretical models and thinking in their field of experience from an academic perspective. They will trigger discussion and thinking from the participants. Participants will learn from both the facilitator and from their peers in the programme.
Action learning: 
  • theoretical knowledge will be applied in case working to stimulate cross industry learning 
  • but ultimately in real life cases, such as new product launches, market research projects, customer experience programmes and so on.
Engagement from participants: The training has 3 phases: the pre-work, the training event and the follow-up. Participants to the training will be interviewed and selected both by the client and SKEIN before taking part to the program.
Business driven: In most training programs, learning will be directly applied in real life situations, projects and initiatives.
Senior coaching: Before, during and after the programme, the mentor role will be taken over by an internal mentor of the clients’ organisation
Our approach: blended training, exercises 
and application in projects
Link with the clients’ environment
Peripatic approach: a combination of theory, practice and coaching:


  • The Peripatetic school was a school of philosophy in Ancient Greece. Its teachings derived from its founder, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, and Peripatetic is a name given to his followers. The school originally derived its name Peripatos from the peripatoi (περίπατοι "colonnades") of the Lyceum in Athens where the members met. 
  • Much like Plato's Academy, there were in Aristotle's school junior and senior members, the junior members generally serving as pupils or assistants to the senior members who directed research and lectured. The aim of the school, at least in Aristotle's time, was not to further a specific doctrine, but rather to explore philosophical and scientific theories; those who ran the school worked rather as equal partner. 
  • Aristotle studied himself at the academy of Plato. He combined a strong theoretical background with a hands-on attitude. The combination of theory and practice was the key characteristic of the new school. At the peripatos applied research was doen and coaching was an integral part of the approach with senior and junior members.