Mentoring Old and New: Best Practices for Leadership and Skill Development

Speakers

Susan Schoenfeld
Consultant, Consulting, Coaching and Curriculum Design

Start

January 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM

End

January 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Mentoring Old and New: Best Practices for Leadership and Skill Development

In recent years, mentoring programs have been thought of as best practices in most organizations.  Research shows that mentoring matters but the practice of mentoring and the knowledge about it is constantly evolving. How do you develop mentors at work and avoid obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls? In this workshop we review best practices from a range of organizations, discuss how to put a formal or informal program into effect, review the different skills necessary to successful mentoring, and explore reverse mentoring across generations.

At the end of the program participants will be able to:

  • Examine the role and responsibilities of a mentor and how these differ from supervisor and counselor.
  • Explore research and participant experiences to delineate the keys to successful mentoring programs.
  • Describe the steps needed to create a formal or informal mentoring program.
  • Review the skills of coaching, feedback and how Emotional Intelligence is needed as a critical element.
  • Explain reverse mentoring and variations, including benefits and possible drawbacks.
  • Investigate ways for mentors and mentees to build trust into their relationship.

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