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Course overview

Explore the specific roles, critical skills and key principles that support a successful mentoring experience. Discover strategies for developing an effective learning partnership and learn how to write a mentoring contract, conclude a relationship and avoid problems that can destroy the partnership.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Continual Learning (Lead Self) N/A 2
Developing others (Lead People) N/A 4

Who should attend?

Current or aspiring mentors or anyone who is interested in establishing a mentoring program.

Learning outcomes

  • Assess your mentoring skills and developmental needs
  • Establish a mentoring program or enhance the current program
  • Identify key principles and understand how to develop skills that support successful mentoring experiences

Course outline

Syllabus -- Mentoring Skills, MGMT7006D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one

  • Introduction
    • Icebreaker
    • What is mentoring?

  • Characteristics of mentors
    • Supportive
    • Offers career guidance
    • Role model

  • Characteristics of mentees
    • Willing to learn
    • Positive attitude
    • Take risks

  • Self-assessment
    • Take Principles of Adult Mentoring Inventory
    • Discuss ratings in six categories

  • Types of Mentoring
    • Traditional
    • Formal and planned
    • Informal
    • Self-mentoring
    • Benefits of mentoring

  • Mentoring Process
    • Evaluate characteristics of mentor
    • Identify mentee
    • Establish guidelines/develop agreements
    • Perform responsibilities
    • Evaluate relationship
    • End relationship (if appropriate)

  • Mentor skill building
    • Engaged listening
    • Giving feedback and exercise
    • Counseling

  • Overcoming Obstacles
    • Mentor and mentee clash
    • Mentor plays authoritarian role
    • Supervisor as mentor

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