Mentoring in the Moment Participant Booklet


Category: Instruments
Code: 595
Understand the four phases of the mentoring journey, Identification, Growth, Separation, Mutuality

It used to be that mentors and mentees could set aside their work for regularly scheduled mentoring meetings. But given the time demands that most of us face, scheduling such 'extracurricular' time has become tough - or just plain impossible. Today's mentors need to take advantage of everyday work situations as opportunities to mentor.

Mentoring in the Moment addresses this modern trend by providing a framework that mentors can use to identify and respond to mentoring opportunities. This 20-item instrument describes mentoring as a journey with specific phases that unfold over time, each requiring a different type of mentoring behavior. The art of mentoring 'in the moment' lies in accurately gauging where mentees are in their developmental journey, and then altering your responses accordingly.

Mentees progress through a sequence of 4 developmental phases:

I  Identification: Idealising the mentor and asking for guidance

II  Growth: Sensing strengths and experimenting with behaviours

III  Separation: Wanting an independent identity

IV  Mutuality: Seeking and sharing experiences as an equal.

Mentors will:

• Understand the four phases of the mentoring journey

• Measure their effectiveness as a mentor in each of the four phases

• Discover three types of mentoring responses

• Learn how to recognise and respond to a mentee's specific developmental signals.

The Participant Booklet includes pressure-sensitive scoring, descriptions of the phases of the mentoring journey, corresponding developmental signals, a checklist of mentoring behaviors, and action planning.

Self Assessment Table of Contents:

• 20-item assessment with pressure-sensitive response form

• Interpretive Guide

• Support, Challenge, and Vision

• The Mentor's Job

• Phases of the Mentoring Journey

• Developmental Signals

• Checklist of Effective Mentor Behaviors

• Scoring the Assessment

• Creating Your Mentoring Profile

• Interpreting Your Scores

• Action Planning

• Activity #1

• Activity #2

• References.

FORMAT Instrument
OBJECTIVE To teach mentors how to turn ordinary moments into mentoring opportunities
AUDIENCE Mentors or people who want to become mentors
TIME REQUIRED 1 to 1½ hours
AUTHOR HRDQ Research & Development Team

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