Effective Mentorship

Effective mentorship requires complex skills that can be taught, practiced, and mastered, that will generate measurable benefits for both, the mentees and the mentors. Evidence shows that mentors who exhibit core behaviors such as aligning expectations, building rapport, maintaining open communication, and facilitating mentee agency, have mentees who favorably rate the quality of their relationships. Effective mentorship behaviors also include addressing diversity factors and being mindful of equity in the mentoring relationship. Elevate’s 3-part Effective Mentorship symposium harnesses the best of relationship science to ensure that mentors have the tools to develop strong relationships and provides mentees the strategies and techniques to take responsibility for cultivating an effective mentoring relationship for everyone.

PART 1: Mentors

We use a highly facilitative approach where mentors will learn and discuss the processes, behaviors, and mindset of mentorship.

  • Learn the benefits of using the mentoring relationship model
  • Learn collaboration and listening skills
  • Putting the mentee first
  • Understand the four mentoring stages for mentors
  • Practice mentor-mentee communication

PART 2: Mentees

Often, people consider the “burden” of mentorship to be on the mentor. Using the six stages of mentorship participants wil learn strategies and techniques to be more proactive and take responsibility for their role to get the most from the experience.

  • Preparing self
  • Finding a mentor … or two …
  • Meeting for the first time
  • Cultivation
  • Managing up
  • Separation

PART 3: Mentor/Mentee Meet

The purpose of this session is to bring together Mentors & Mentees as a meet and greet session, to answer questions and define the relationships with the help of our SME. It is highly engaging and a fun and effective way to build trust and confidence in the program.

  • Learn the benefits of using the mentoring relationship model

  • Learn collaboration and listening skills

  • Putting the mentee first

  • Understand the four mentoring stages for mentors

  • Practice mentor-mentee communication

  • Preparing self

  • Finding a mentor … or two …

  • Meeting for the first time

  • Cultivation

  • Managing up

  • Separation

Materials 

  • Participant workbook 
  • Presenter slides and outlines 
  • Case Studies and Media as appropriate 
  • Role-play scenarios 
  • Post-training assessment 

Room Requirements 

  • Internet access for the presenter 
  • Screen 
  • Projector (if not ceiling mounted then a table or cart will need to be provided)
  • Training room must be able to comfortably accommodate the number of participants plus room to move around for various activities) 
  • Rounds or pods, a small table for presenter’s materials, chairs for all participants
  • One Flip chart and easel for each round table (for small group work) and markers

Additional Requirements 

  • Elevate will choose training facilitators whose background and expertise will support the subject matter and goals of the client 
  • Instructors will use a variety of instructional methods including lecture, group projects, discussion, and role play 
  • Participants are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process 


To customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com


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