Mentoring: The Next Generation


Target Audience:

DOI employees who are, or will be, mentoring adults.

Summary and Objectives:

The personal growth of an individual can be shaped and regenerated through the mentoring process. This webinar training course, presented by the Division of Education Outreach, is designed to facilitate a mentoring relationship and create a "mentoring culture" within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Ultimately, mentoring will enhance the succession plans of the Service and foster the grooming of youth and young adults' career awareness and planning.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate their personal and professional goals, assumptions, and expectations as a mentor.
  • Describe the concept of group identity and the lenses they bring to work partnerships.
  • Describe dynamics that may play out between themselves and the mentee and between the mentee and her/his colleagues.
  • Describe how strong work relationships are built using effective communication skills, and feedback.
  • Compare and contrast the difference between diversity and inclusion.
  • Describe the kinds of diversity that may likely impact their mentee in the workplace.
  • Define organizational culture.
  • Identify key facets of their organization's culture, and be prepared to support mentees in their orientation and adjustment to it.
  • Describe power dynamics that may play out between themselves and their mentee and between their mentee and others within the organization.
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