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Mentoring in a Maritime Environment Workshop – Durban 2020

Mentoring has been part of seagoing lore for centuries with the mentor traditionally being the ship's captain.
The Mentor is to focus on developing the professional and personal needs of juniors, providing assistance with the self-assessment of strengths, weaknesses and development needs of the individual, mainly with respect to meeting the registration or evaluation requirements for professional registration, but also with ensuring that the individual achieves a sound foundation for a successful career.
Mentoring is a timely and valuable activity in the maritime industry, yet it is underutilized due to operational constraints.   All mariners and shore-side workers are encouraged to share their expertise by engaging in mentoring relationships whenever possible.  The benefit to all participants and to the industry as a whole is enormous.”
   Murray Goldberg,  Founder and CEO, Marine Learning Systems Inc


This workshop is aimed at qualified Maritime Engineers of all disciplines who are expected to, or would like to, mentor young engineering members to become qualified, registered and eventually responsible role players in the maritime sector.

It will be of great value to any engineer who has a supervisory role and would like to mentor junior engineers.


The workshop covers the following broad objectives:

  • Background to mentoring and identify what skills you need to be a good mentor.
  • Mentoring of Marine Engineers at sea, covering those engineering members who are working towards qualification and examination in fulfilment of an STCW based qualification / CoC or Naval Engineering Officer MEO Certificate.
  • Mentoring of shore based engineers; graduate, technologist or technician; who are working towards their professional engineering registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
  • A module will deliver a workshop for registered engineering members to become qualified to be Assessors, Moderators and Reviewers for use by SAIMENA in supporting ECSA to peer review applications of Maritime sector engineering members applying for  professional registration.

Duration and Location

This will be a 2 day course, on 17 to 18 March 2020.
The course will start daily at 0830 with registration and run to 1600. 
Lunch will be provided.
The workshop will be presented at the Grindrod Training Academy, Hanna Road, Durban.

Attendance Cost

Members of SAIMENA                                          free
Non-SAIMENA members in Maritime community         R900.00
and any others.


This course will earn 2 CPD points from ECSA.


SAIMENA reserves the right to adjust course content and duration should circumstances beyond our control necessitate.
Enrolled attendees who cancel after 9 March may be held liable for the cost to attend the course. 
(This includes SAIMENA members attending initially for free).


Please complete the Mentoring Registration Form and submit it before Monday 9 March 2020 to

The workshop is limited to 20 participants.

KJ Watson
President SAIMENA