DESCRIPTION: Mentoring is one way to transfer expertise and knowledge to new workers. Mentoring has been proven to reduce turnover and increase employee satisfaction. This course provides an opportunity for a mentor and his/her protégé to work together, learn about each other, and determine the most successful working relationship. Techniques are provided for mentors and protégés to learn about one another, identify interaction guidelines, and set mentoring goals. Participants will discuss and practice the components of being an effective mentor and protégé, and develop a plan to ensure the effectiveness of the relationship.
Who is a mentor?
A mentor is a guide, coach, or guru who helps a lesser experienced individual grow personally and professionally. He/she is someone who acts as a teacher or role model supporting and advising his/her mentee to perform better and become successful.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a relationship between a mentor and mentee where the mentor trains or guides the mentee to help him/her carry his/her responsibilities. There is knowledge transfer between the two but mostly from the mentor’s end. A mentor shares his experiences and expertise to help coach the mentee better.
- Define your role and responsibilities as a mentor or protégé in the mentoring process
- Understand the phases of mentoring and the activities in each phase
- Understand your mentor’s or protégé’s interaction style
- Set and manage expectations for the mentoring relationship
- Listen with openness and understanding
- Provide supportive feedback
- Coach mistakes without commanding or criticizing
A good mentor has the power to make or break a young professional’s career. Most consider themselves lucky if they have a good mentor guiding them throughout. If you’re a mentor who wants to build a strong relationship with your mentee to help shape their career well and guide them in the right direction, then enroll in this Mentoring course that you can attend with your mentee. Both of you can learn how to connect better and help each other grow with the help of this thorough course designed especially for a mentor and his/her protégé.