Mentoring 101

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Introduction:

This course provides an overview of the important elements of effective mentoring programmes. This includes the qualities, skills and experiences of mentors; the structure of successful mentoring sessions and the significance of addressing emotions presented by mentees.

The course is based around your professional support for Bill, who is a fellow mentor in a school that you have just been employed by. Each lesson focuses on a different stage of your mentoring relationship with him and specific challenges you face along the way. The questions asked will test your mentoring knowledge and understanding of the learning resources for each lesson. These resources are accessed using the “Materials” tab which is found above each of the scenarios and assessment questions.

These resources will not hand you the assessment answers immediately. You will need to read and digest them to find the specific pieces of information needed to answer the questions. This will have the effect of cementing the learning in your memory as you use what learning psychologists call “active processing” to understand the materials and extract the information you need. If you get an answer wrong, don’t despair; go back and look again. All the information you need is there to be found. Remember that one or more of the options may be correct for each assessment question. Select as many of the options as you think are applicable.

Course Objectives:

To introduce learners to some of the essential skills, structures, strategies and priorities for effective mentoring

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe personal skills and characteristics of mentors that are more likely to deliver positive outcomes for their mentees
  2. Propose a successful structure for mentoring sessions that contains goal setting and reviews of previous targets set
  3. Demonstrate how to effectively support the emotions of mentees using a proven coaching process