Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring: Personal and Organizational Best Practices
Mentoring is much talked about and research shows that mentoring matters, but how do you develop mentors at work and avoid the obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls? Learn best practices for developing a mentoring program in your organization and also what skills are needed to be an effective mentor. We also explore the new practice of reverse mentoring across generations; it can be much more than millennials teaching how to use the latest technology. Open enrollment and also a CPM Personnel Management Class.
At a glance
What: Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring: Personal and Organizational Best Practices
When: Wed, Jul 12, 9am-3:30pm
Where: University Research Park, MGE Innovation Center, 510 Charmany Dr., Madison, WI
Cost: $185 through Jun 12, $215 after; includes lunch
Continuing education credit: 6 hours (0.6 CEUs)
Instructor: Susan Schoenfeld
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For additional information, contact Laura V. Page: 608-890-3627
- Examine the role and responsibilities of a mentor and how these differ from supervisor and counselor.
- Explore research and participant experiences to delineate the keys to successful mentoring programs.
- Discuss ethical issues such as conflicts of interest and confidentiality, plus how to create helpful guidelines.
- Review the skill of coaching feedback and how Emotional Intelligence is needed as a critical element.
- Explain reverse mentoring and variations, including benefits and possible drawbacks.
- Investigate ways for mentors and mentees to build trust into their relationship.
- Analyze how mentoring can play a role in leadership development.