Estimated Length: 4 seat hours
This course is a great beginning point for anyone who wants to establish a mentoring relationship, either as a mentor or a mentee. Students will learn how a mentoring relationship can benefit not only the mentor and mentee, but the organization as well. Understanding the mentoring process, steps on finding a mentor, building relationships, and setting goals, are only some of the topics covered in this course. This course includes an e-book of the Mentoring 101 Learner Workbook, which contains thought provoking exercises that are an integral part of successfully completing the course. This workbook supplements the online course by engaging students with the exercises that are both personal and relevant, and can be utilized immediately to guide the student in creating a mentoring relationship, or getting the most out of the mentoring relationship they currently have.
To nurture communication of ideas and opinions across teams, an optional group discussion guide is provided.
The estimated completion time for this course is four hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.
- effectively engage in the mentoring process as a mentor, a mentee, or both
- create and implement goals by using the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) strategy
- participate in active listening and asking great questions
- embrace the 5 Critical Skills of Mentoring
- receive an industry-recognized NCTI certificate of graduation
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- explain the purpose of mentoring
- describe the benefits of mentoring at a personal and organizational level
- state some of the positive attributes of mentors and mentees
- explain the 6 Mentoring Relationships everyone should have
- engage in the mentoring process
- explain the four stages of the mentoring process
- identify the 5 Critical Skills of Mentoring
- describe behaviors you can engage in to increase your proficiency in using the 5 Critical Skills of Mentoring
- write goals using the S.M.A.R.T. process
- utilize each of the 5 Critical Skills within your mentoring relationship
The purpose of mentoring, the benefits of mentoring, the 6 Mentoring Relationships and personal attributes of effective mentees and mentors
The Mentoring Process and the 5 Skills of Mentoring
The stages of the mentoring process, identifying and using the 5 Skills of Mentoring, developing S.M.A.R.T. goals, finding a mentor, the importance of active listening, how to build and bust trust, inspiring yourself and others, positive and corrective feedback