What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is the practice of advising or guiding someone on their professional journey. This can be done traditionally by a leader or expert in a specific field. Reverse mentoring is also a valuable approach to mentoring. Reverse mentoring is an employee newer to the workforce teaching a more experienced/senior professional or leader topics such as new technology, software, social media and current trends.
Why is mentoring important for young professionals in a virtual environment?
- Overall, professional needs and the world of work is changing.
- They want access to a more flexible form of mentoring.
- Traditional mentoring has its limits.
- Professionals don’t always have the time and patience to deal with coordinated matches and training sessions.
- More and more, organizations are looking for secure digital solutions to support individuals in their professional integration.
Where to Find Mentors
GC Mentor GC Group on GC Collab - a space to connect with others who are interested or involved in mentorship programming
GC Mentor GC Group on GCxChange - information on mentoring programming across the GC and the Community of Practice meeting series. We host a monthly meeting, typically held on the third Thursday of every month at 1pm eastern.
Past session recordings
|CSPS Mentoring Courses|
|Fostering Mentoring Relationships||This online .5-hour self-paced course explains the benefits of mentoring programs for employees, mentors and organizations as a whole, and clarifies the differences between mentoring and coaching relationships. Participants will review various mentoring models, their different approaches, and how each contributes towards a positive mentoring experience for all involved.|
|Building Career Development Programs and Succession Planning||This online self-paced course explains the process of creating career development programs for everyone from new employees to experienced leaders, including how to maintain a qualified talent pipeline through effective succession planning. Participants will review key development and mentoring concepts and learn how to create and implement a succession planning program and analyze its success.|
|CSPS Coaching Courses|
|Coaching for Effective Leadership||This 3 hour course explores the fundamental principles and practices of using a coaching approach in a one-to-one setting, including how to apply the GROW Model to structure these conversations. Participants will learn how to develop their listening and questioning skills and apply a coaching approach to engage others in powerful conversations.|
|Developing Successful Coaching Relationships||This online self-paced course presents coaching techniques for building dynamic and purposeful coaching-style relationships with team members. Participants will review coaching principles to guide them in helping others to exceed their preconceived limitations and reach their full potential.|