Skills for Effective Mentoring

How to Be a Mentor in Your Organization

Mentoring is an essential leadership skill in today’s workplace. In addition to managing and motivating people, it’s also important that you can help others learn, grow and become more effective in their jobs.

This workshop is interactive and dynamic. Self-reflection, group discussions, exercises, self-assessments and role-plays make it possible to develop participant’s aptitudes and quickly. The participant handbook is simple to use and will be an ideal refresher.

This workshop is offered within organizations for groups of 5 people or more.

Course duration: 1 day
Course language: English or French – separate workshops

Workshop Topics

What is mentoring?

Differences between mentoring and:
• Managing
• Counselling
• Training

Keys mentoring skills

Roles and responsibilities
• For the mentor
• For the mentoree

Mentoring stages

Interaction skills
• Reading body language
• Empathic listening
• Adapting to personality types
• Handling emotional behaviours
• The art of asking non-threatening questions

The contract and the ground rules

The process, The G.R.O.W. model
• Goal setting
• Reality assessment
• Options evaluation
• Willingness to move forward

Setting up the path

The balancing act of challenging and supporting

Developmental feedback

How to avoid mentoring pitfalls

Personal action plan

Who Should Attend This Course?

Anyone who is currently involved in, or considering entering into a mentorship; employers interested in launching a mentoring program.

For more information on this workshop, please contact:
Sophie Gouédard
Tel: 613-234-2020, ext. 21

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