Away Days

Media skills coaching for team building

Team Building Away Days

Getting out of the office on a team-building Away Day can be fun, but it also needs to have a point!

Mentor can provide a range of exclusive settings and media options for your perfect team 'Away Day'.

We recently ran a very successful day for the senior leadership team of Milestones Trust charity;

“I have attended a number of sessions on media training in my time and I must say that this was the most effective and enjoyable.  It was not only most informative and educational, but fun.  We decided to use this opportunity as an Away Day for the Senior Management Team, not only to develop all our skills in media, but also to use as a vehicle to develop as a team and to enhance our individual and collective confidence in communications and openness. It achieved all of this.

We would certainly have not got the same benefits by spending the day at the bowling alley or the zoo! The approach was first class and we all had confidence in their advice from their broad and varied experiences.

We all learnt a great deal about ourselves, through the enhanced bonding, and our confidence in presenting ourselves to the media certainly grew. I have no reservations in recommending Mentor Training to anyone."

John Hoskinson OBE, CEO, Milestones Trust

See a client video testimonial for a recent 'Away Day', here:

 Our Bristol studio in Kingsdown BA2 


Mentor's light, airy training room and radio studio, provide a comfortable, informal setting for your team away day. We've had excellent feedback on our recent events held here, which include lunch and refreshments and a room in which your team can share ideas confidentially, at the conclusion of the training session.

Why our Media Away-Days are a great investment?

Whilst you may be considering a range of team activity days, our media awareness and training sessions ensure you get to know more about your colleagues in a supportive, bonding environment. Learning to improve communication skills together, is a powerful tool, both in a personal capacity and as a corporate strategy. 

Two for the price of one!

All of Mentor's courses come with CPD points for delegates' respective institutes, making this a win-win as a bonding, learning and personal development event. 

Our London studio at Westminster Live  

A working multi–studio broadcast centre in a stunning location on Albert Embankment overlooking the Houses of Parliament.

Mentor uses these HD broadcast facilities to deliver media training in the most realistic environment possible. Sitting in the hot-seat here, instantly lets you feel what it's like to be interviewed on live national television, or to be the grand inquisitor. 

This event will prepare you for any multi-camera environment, the studio lights, with useful tips on what to wear and what to avoid.

The atmosphere really helps to gel your team on any away day, giving them a first-hand insight into how busy TV studios work.

Everyone, from pop royalty to the real article, HRH Princess Royal, Simon Cowell and Barack Obama, have broadcast live on dozens of channels around the world from these studios.

While there’s only a small chance you’ll bump into any ‘A’ listers in the corridors at Westminster Live, you can rest assured you are following directly in their footsteps.

Mentor very recently provided a broadcast, fun away day for train operating company GWR, where their team used media to learn about the processes, methods and practices of the modern news media.

Or if you prefer to get away from it all?

Mentor’s partnership with ACF Teambuilding on a stunning 200 acre vineyard really lets you get away from it all and enter a whole new world for a day.

This inspiring, fun day will allow you and your team/s to learn the techniques required to operate a functioning broadcast media newsroom.

Using experienced, specialist media training journalists you will experience what it’s like to make critical decisions in real time news gathering and TV production, all to a timed deadline.

You will be expected to produce a 10 minute programme, with written studio presenter links, 3 news reports ( which may comprise; live location 2-way report /studio chat/ pre-recorded packages)

Points may be awarded / judged on accuracy & quality of treatment / use of social media / story choice.