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Discovering the Mentor Within


Introduction
Organizations worldwide are realizing the value of mentoring. They are investing time, money and resources into creating cultures that embrace these important developmental relationships. Mentoring partnerships vary based on the developmental needs of the employee. These relationships can be content focused (sharing knowledge or teaching skills that may be needed) or process focused (creating an environment to shift thinking and develop new ideas and behaviors.)

Discovering the Mentor Within explores the skills necessary to help employees seize learning opportunities in the midst of everyday events. Volunteer mentors will learn how to position themselves with a mix of coaching skills: diagnostic listening, strategic questioning, gap planning, wisdom sharing and productive feedback. This foundational training serves as a basis for effective mentoring.

Benefits Pre-Course Work
Each participant will receive a DISC assessment to be completed and returned to The Training Connection 10 days prior to the Discovering the Mentor Within workshop.

Building Strong Mentoring Relationships The Keys to Mentoring Success Designing Developmental Experiences Sustaining Momentum and Renewing Commitment Closing Down the Mentoring Relationship Experiential Based Learning Sessions
Discovering the Mentor Within is an experiential-based training program. Experiential learning offers participants an opportunity to learn by doing. Mentors will be asked to "contract" with another participant in the training program to be coached on a particular issue or skill that is relevant to them. This will ensure 1) the skills they are learning are immediately reinforced by being put to use and 2) the experience being on the "other side of the table," which also enhances their ability to mentor.

Materials
Participants will receive a Discovering the Mentor Within workbook for use during the training program and for on-going mentoring. Through personalized information generated from the TTI Success Insights® software, participants have the opportunity to immediately increase their knowledge of self and others. TTI Success Insights® reports clarify individual work styles, how those styles effect job performance and how the mentoring partnership can build on strengths and overcome weaknesses