Course Description

Organizations that embrace mentoring as an important part of their culture have proven to be extremely effective in engaging employees, recognizing and developing their potential and building their learning capacity. In this seminar, students are introduced to a mentoring model that incorporates coaching skills and strategies designed to enhance the mentoring presence. Using real workplace situations, students explore the skills required to establish and maintain an effective mentoring relationship. Mentoring can inspire growth and change. It can also be an effective way to help others learn, set goals, grow and become more effective in their jobs. During the seminar, students will take part in individual and group exercises to discover the framework needed to mentor and coach people effectively, with a focus on establishing, nurturing and excelling the mentoring relationship.

Course Details

Upon completion of this seminar, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the mentoring framework that incorporates coaching principles
  • Examine the difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Explore how to establish mentoring relationships, create a structured plan with a timeline and specific deliverables
  • Recognize techniques to acknowledge, champion, nurture and facilitate effective mentoring interactions
  • Practise effective dialogue and feedback techniques that can be applied in a mentoring context
  • Assess different approaches to end a mentoring relationship or transition to other growth opportunities


Formerly: BUS 244 Mentoring Skills

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Jun 06, 2023 to Jun 16, 2023
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $629.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Please note there are live sessions included in this course. The live sessions will be held in real time as follows:

  1. Thursday June 8, 10:00am to 12:00pm (MT)
  2. Monday June 12, 10:00am to 12:00pm (MT)

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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