Mentoring -Learning Resources

 

 

General Resources for Departments and Leaders

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 What is a Mentor?

The City University of New York Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies

 Website Reference  

 The 411 on all things Mentoring related

Management Mentors

Website Reference

Definition of Mentoring, Benefits of Mentoring & Other FAQs

 

Professional Development in General Practice

 

D. Pendelton and J. Hasler

 

Book, Pages 117-118, 129-132

 

This insightful book lists important qualities which should be present in the mentor/mentee relationship- ie, trust, empathy, and wisdom. Also included is a “step-by-step guide” which includes the process to ensure a solid mentoring program.

Professional Development: A Guide for General Practice

R. While and M. Attwood

Book, Pages 155-6

This excerpt provides a definition of mentoring, and speaks to how mentoring must be voluntary. Also touched upon are the basic details of the mentoring relationship, including establishing a time and place to meet, and ensuring that the mentor is not in an authoritative position over the mentee- ie, a manager or one who performs performance reviews.

“Custom Fit in an Off-the-Rack World: Creating the Right Mentoring Relationship”

UMMS (DEOO, MAAC, CEOD, DSMAO)

PowerPoint Slides

The presentation objectives include:

 -expand our understanding of mentoring
 -expand our understanding of what contributes to a mentoring relationship
 -identify strategies for initiating mentoring relationships

“The Trajectory is Never Straight: Mentorship Strategies that Stray from the Predictable”

Jacqueline McLemore, Ph.D. PowerPoint Slides

This presentation talks a bit about traditional vs. modern views on mentoring. It defines the objectives of mentoring, and lists the “3 Components of Mentoring Today”. Included is much detail about changing/developing mentor relationship.

 

“Importance of Mentoring in the Workplace”

  Youtube Video:

youtube.com/watch?v=iwy3KKz_WfA

This descriptive video tells the story of a mentor/protégé relationship. It is very informative as to how the mentor benefits from the relationship as well.

 

“Video ELearning: What is Mentoring?”

 

Youtube Video:

youtube.com/watch?v=L0tuyjZHCUw

This insightful video, about 8 minutes long, explains the importance of mentoring by explaining the gap between generations, and what the older and newer generations have to learn from one another. It also defines the positives of mentoring, and speaks about formal versus informal mentoring.

Resources for Mentees

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“What Makes a Good Mentor/Mentee? Why be a mentor?”

Dr. Susan M. Barman PowerPoint Slides

These slides list the qualities of a good mentor- ie, being a patient listener, a good role model, and being open and honest. It also lists the qualities of a good mentee- someone who accepts criticism, is respectful, and grateful for the mentor’s time. The slides cover the reasons for being a good mentor, such as knowing you made an impact on the development of a professional, and establishing a link to the “younger generation”. Finally, the slides answer the question, why be a good mentee, explaining that being a mentee opens the door to a professional network and career advancement.

 

“Forget Advisors- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor”

Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Article, Entrepreneur.com

In this article, tips are listed on how to find the right person to be a mentor, and how to make connections with this individual in order to gain him or her as a mentor. Also included are tips for mentees such as respecting the mentor’s time, being prepared for meetings, and following up with social contacts.

“Mentoring: A Reflective Journey”

Nancy Davis Web Article, SHRM

This article contains suggestions from David Pease, VP of Human Resources, Sebasticook Valley Hospital, on finding the right type mentor (ie, an internal-within the department- mentor to experience professional growth within a department, as opposed to an external- outside the department/company- mentor to experience growth in the community). Also included is Pease’s “MEMORABLE” mentor model, a helpful acronym which explains concepts to build a mentoring relationship upon.

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Devora Zack Book

This book is a very helpful and down-to-earth guide on building a professional network. Included are tips for creating connections in the corporate world, especially for “introverts, the overwhelmed, and the underconnected”.

“Preparatory Exercises NIH-HHS Mentoring Program”

 

NIH-HHS Mentoring Program

This sheet includes a set of questions for both mentors and mentees to answer in order to create a foundation for a relationship. This might be helpful to either include on the mentoring survey or to use as feedback for mentors/mentees.

Finding a Mentor

American Society of Hematology

Website Reference

What is the purpose of a Mentor? How do I find a Mentor? How can I get the most from the Mentor/Mentee relationship?

Resources for Mentors

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“10 Ways to Be a Good Mentor”

Tania of Blue Sky Coaching Article, Blue Sky Coaching site

This article lists 10 ways in which one can become a good, influential mentor. The list includes: be credible, be a positive role model, be genuinely interested in your mentee as an individual, share your experience and insight, ask open questions, act as a sounding board, provide a fresh perspective, provide helpful feedback, acknowledge achievements, and offer advice.

“Mentoring Style and Skill Assessment”

Jacqueline McLemore, Ph.D. Survey/Assessment

This is helpful in assisting a mentor to understand what his or her strengths are. Also, the items listed are examples of qualities and attributes a mentor should have; there might be examples of characteristics which mentors could strive for.

“What Makes a Good Mentor/Mentee? Why be a mentor?”

 

 Dr. Susan M. Barman

 PowerPoint Slides

These slides list the qualities of a good mentor- ie, being a patient listener, a good role model, and being open and honest. It also lists the qualities of a good mentee- someone who accepts criticism, is respectful, and grateful for the mentor’s time. The slides cover the reasons for being a good mentor, such as knowing you made an impact on the development of a professional, and establishing a link to the “younger generation”. Finally, the slides answer the question, why be a good mentee, explaining that being a mentee opens the door to a professional network and career advancement.

“Preparatory Exercises NIH-HHS Mentoring Program”

   

NIH-HHS Mentoring Program

This sheet includes a set of questions for both mentors and mentees to answer in order to create a foundation for a relationship. This might be helpful to either include on the mentoring survey or to use as feedback for mentors/mentees.