Course Detail: P_MENTORING - Mentoring Essentials

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7/0.7

 Mentoring has existed, throughout history, as a tool for developing individuals' talents and to pass along critical business information from more experienced to less experienced individuals and from current managers to select employees, so that future managers and leaders could begin to expand their areas of expertise. Until recently, however, managers and others mistakenly believed that effective mentorship resulted from luck or a special chemistry between Mentor and Mentee. Organizations now have realized that a well-designed approach to mentoring can produce meaningful results for everyone from intelligent but inexperienced new hires to mature employees who need or want to broaden or redefine their skills. This workshop offers practical tools for how to give the most to and how to get the most out of mentoring relationships inside any business.

You Will Learn:

  • After this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Explain what effective Mentors and Mentees actually do
  • Determine what type of mentoring relationship fits your needs
  • Understand the payoffs of mentoring relationships
  • Explain "reverse mentoring" and its benefits
  • Avoid common mentoring pitfalls
  • Create or effectively use a plan for recruiting, screening, identifying, and matching Mentors and Mentees
  • Create a development plan for Mentees and a negotiated agreement with clearly defined expectations and action plans for both parties
  • Use the GROW model to discuss developmental opportunities for Mentees
  • Effectively involve Mentees' direct supervisors, who do not serve as Mentors, in the mentoring process

Who Should Attend:

This course is helpful for managers and supervisors wanting to build mentoring into their management practices, for business leaders and owners wanting to develop purposeful mentorship within their growing businesses, for Human Resources Managers and formal or informal mentorship program coordinators looking to start a new or revise an existing mentoring program, for current or future Mentors and Mentees, and for anyone interested in exploring the practice of mentorship and whether mentoring in some way or at some level might be helpful in their business settings.


Mentoring Essentials will be held live-online over Zoom. Come prepared to engage and explore new ways of learning and relationship-building.

The registration fee includes all materials.

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