Sharpening Your Mentoring Skills.

African Changemakers
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Mentoring is defined as a ‘mutually beneficial relationship which involves a more experienced person helping a less experienced person to identify and achieve their goals’. Mentoring relationships can be developed spontaneously or via a formally facilitated program. Career mentoring can provide some of the most sought after attributes that employers look for; industry awareness and first- hand knowledge of the challenges of life in the workforce.

A mentor provides support, a sounding board, knowledge, encouragement, guidance, and constructive feedback to the mentee by developing a genuine interest in the growth of their abilities and talents.

A mentee actively seeks support and guidance in their career and professional development from an experienced planner. A mentee always has ultimate responsibility for their career and professional development.

Mentoring is not one participant directing another, controlling or being responsible for another’s career or professional development, a method of bypassing a manager or supervisor, nor a means of obtaining an unfair advantage of career advancement.


This course program provides a forum for practicing mentors and mentees to understand each other role in any mentorship program or mentorship relationship formed and to develop an on-going relationship by meeting regularly and discussing matters relating to planning within an organized and supportive framework.


Module 1: What is Mentoring?

Module 2: Benefits of Mentoring

Module 3: Types of Mentoring Programs & Formats

Module 4: Participant Responsibilities and Role Statements

Module 5: Negotiating Expectations and Goals

Module 6: Establishing the Relationship

Module 7: Sustaining the Relationship

Module 8: Development Needs/Knowledge Acquisition

Module 9: Program Close

Course Features

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Time
  • Day of week
  • Skill level All levels
  • Available Seats 50

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