Mentoring is a reciprocal and collaborative at-will relationship that most often occurs between a senior and junior employee for the purpose of the mentee’s growth, learning, and career development. Often the mentor and mentee are internal to an organization, and there is an emphasis on organizational goals, culture, and advice on professional development. Mentors often act as role models for their mentees and provide guidance to help them reach their goals.
A good mentor can help the mentee become more effective at work, learn new skills, develop greater confidence, and make better decisions for their overall career growth. Mentors report many benefits, including satisfaction from seeing others develop; expanded generational and cultural perspectives; strengthening technical, leadership, and interpersonal skills; and continuing to experience new ideas and insights.
The purpose of this module to develop the formal and informal mentoring skills that can be applied towards helping a mentee.
Module Length: 3-5 Learner Hours