Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring: Old and New Best Practices for Leadership and Skill Development

Mentoring is much talked about and research shows that mentoring matters. But how do you develop mentors at work and avoid obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls? We review best practices from a range of organizations, cover the special case of mentoring leadership skills, and explore reverse mentoring across generations–which is much more than millennials teaching boomers how to use the latest technology. Open enrollment and also a CPM Organizational Management Class.

At a glance

What: Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring: Old and New Best Practices for Leadership and Skill Development

When: Last offered Aug 18, 2016. Check back for next offering.

Where: University Research Park, MGE Center, 510 Charmany Dr, Madison, WI

Cost: $165 Early Bird (register before July 8) | $215 after July 8 | Includes Lunch

Continuing education credit: 6 hours (0.6 CEUs)

Instructor: Susan Schoenfeld

Registration closed

For additional information, contact Laura V. Page: 608-890-3627


Learning objectives

  • 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.