This course introduces students to the basics of mentoring and the characteristics of a good mentor. Students will learn about the benefits of a mentoring program, and how to develop, implement, and evaluate the success of a mentoring program. Course activities cover selecting mentors and the people to be mentored, defining the mentor’s job, matching mentors, establishing strong mentoring relationships, and maximizing the benefits of mentoring. Students also learn how to set effective goals and become effective learners when they are being mentored, and how to choose a mentor.

This course is designed for anyone who is looking to advance professionally in their field

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Mentoring Basics
• Ways of mentoring
• Roles and competencies
• Organizational strategies

Lesson 2: Mentoring Programs
• Understanding mentoring programs
• Developing mentoring programs
• Selecting participants

Lesson 3: Dimensions and Styles of Mentoring
• Mentoring dimensions
• Learning and mentoring styles

Lesson 4: Mentoring Effectively
• Effective mentoring relationships
• Choosing and managing mentees
• Effective mentees

Lesson 5: Mentoring Relationships
• Building strong mentoring relationships
• Successful mentoring relationships
• Ending mentoring relationships

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