Making the Most of Mentoring

Are you trying to make a decision crucial to your own professional growth but caught not knowing what is the right decision for you at this point in your life? Or, are you seeking a continuing education session which surprisingly may give you new ways to improve your own mentoring skills? This training discusses the benefits of mentoring and presents motivational interviewing as an approach for mentors to guide mentees in clarifying their goals and values and for enhanced communication. We also present considerations for ethical practices in mentoring relationships, choosing a mentor, and how to evaluate progress during a mentoring relationship. Many scenario examples are presented throughout the training for perspective and context.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define mentoring and its benefits
  • List and demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques to enhance communication
  • Differentiate mentee and mentor roles and goals as well as the mentoring versus coaching approach
  • Evaluate techniques for choosing a mentor and the format: face-to-face or virtual
  • Describe ways to evaluate mentoring using a tracking form

Duration:  60 minutes

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES, pending credits for Registered Dietitians