Coaching And Mentoring For Professional Growth –


(3 credits)

This course addresses coaching and mentoring as processes that enable individuals in an educational setting or in other work environments to achieve their potential as professionals.  It examines the roles and responsibilities of the mentor, common elements and issues related to coaching and mentoring strategies, and development of nurturing relationships. In particular, it focuses on the evaluation process and on effectively closing a coaching or mentoring experience. It also applies tools and techniques that can facilitate professional growth and assess progress.
This graduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Closure of Coaching and of Mentoring

  • Analyze the steps involved in the closure process
  • Describe an ideal coaching or mentoring program
  • Investigate different coaching or mentoring programs
  • Describe the rewards of coaching or of mentoring
  • Compare and contrast various ways to provide closure to coaching and to mentoring

The Role of a Coach and of a Mentor

  • Determine the characteristics of an effective coach and an effective mentor
  • Identify the different roles and responsibilities of a coach and of a mentor
  • Identify the process for mentoring and the process for coaching
  • Explain the importance of visibility
  • Define the difference between coaching and mentoring

Nurturing the Coaching and Mentoring Relationship

  • Identify strategies for working with challenging mentees
  • Examine how effective discipline facilitates behavioral changes
  • Identify the components of active listening skills
  • Explain the importance of two-way communication

Evaluating Performance

  • Compare and Contrast Theories X, Y, and Z as they apply to coaching and to mentoring
  • Describe the process of monitoring and evaluating performance
  • Explain the value of self-evaluation/reflection
  • Analyze various methods of providing performance feedback in coaching or in a mentorship

Coaching and Mentoring Strategies

  • Develop a professional growth plan for coaching or for mentoring
  • Describe techniques and methods used in successful coaching and in a successful mentorship

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