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Be THAT Mentor (Queens County)

Course Locations and Times

TermLocationOffering PeriodOffering DayOffering TimeStatus
Fall     
WinterPark Royal United01/07/2020 - 02/25/2020Tuesday9:30 AM - 11:30 AMNot Open Yet
Spring     

Course Details

DescriptionA Guide for Seniors Who Want to Develop Effective Mentoring Relationships: This practical, hands-on course will guide seniors step-by-step to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude for development of mentoring abilities. We will explore developmental mentoring and how it differs from coaching or sponsorship; learn reflective listening and other communication skills; practice giving and taking feedback; and learn how to work with your mentee for positive results. Whether you mentor children, teens, or adults, this course will prepare you to be THAT mentor—the one that makes a difference and transforms lives—through interactive exercises, discussions, and journaling. 1. Developmental mentoring, coaching, and sponsorship: What’s the diff? 2. What do you bring to the mentoring relationship? Understanding your own personal journey. 3. What mentors do—and don’t do. The phases of mentoring. 4. Getting ready for a mentoring relationship. 5. Enabling growth: Skills for the heart of the mentoring process. 6. Negotiating agreements in a mentoring relationship. 7. Mentoring across cultural and generational differences. 8. Closing the mentoring relationship.
RequirementsAn openness to learn new skills, dig deep, and challenge yourself.
ObjectivesPrepare seniors to develop effective learning relationships that support others to rise to new heights and realize their true potential.
Teaching ProcessPen-and-paper exercises, think-write-pair-discuss sessions, group discussions, role playing, peer learning, brainstorming, reflection, journaling.
UPEI Parking Pass Required?No
Additional Costs or InformationParticipants will need to purchase a journal (soft or hard covered).

Course Facilitator

NameGinny McGowan
Background
Ginny is an applied anthropologist who writes and publishes about mentoring; designs and manages mentoring programs; teaches through workshops and online courses; and speaks about mentoring to organizations and groups. A certified mentoring program manager, she was the architect of the PEI Business Women’s Association’s pilot business mentoring program for women entrepreneurs. Ginny is an active mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s mentoring program for women in business in emerging economies (global) and with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs’ national mentoring program. She is the author of “Harness the Power of Mentoring: How to Find and Work with the Right Mentor—A Guide for the Solopreneur.” Her chapter on the PEI Business Women’s Association’s pilot project was included in a 2017 Island Studies Press publication on building community resilience. She has been an adult educator for nearly 40 years.


 
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REGIONS
QUEENS COUNTY
KINGS COUNTY
PRINCE COUNTY
CONTACT
PROVINCIAL COORDINATOR:
Charley Scott
(902) 894-2867
seniorscollege@upei.ca
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Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3
 
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