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Course Description

Mentoring relationships in the workplace foster personal and professional growth and development.

Learn effective strategies, tools and processes to build a foundation of effective mentoring. Through a variety of learning activities and self-reflection, you will be equipped to engage in supportive mentoring relationships with your colleagues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of mentoring in a variety of contexts
  • Identify personal and professional benefits and challenges of being in a mentoring relationship
  • Evaluate opportunities for formal and informal mentoring in the workplace
  • Build inclusive and effective mentoring relationships
  • Engage in supportive conversations to provide guidance and feedback to promote mentee success
  • Develop strategies for personal growth and learning that strengthen mentorship skills

Course Topics

  • What is Mentorship?
  • The “Prepare” Stage of the Mentoring Relationship
  • The “Initiate” Stage of the Mentoring Relationship
  • The “Cultivate” Stage of the Mentoring Relationship
  • The “Evaluate” Stage of the Mentoring Relationship

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for those working within the personal support worker field and for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.
  • You can expect to spend 8 hours per week to complete the course content, readings, activities, and assignments.


Assessment Item

Mentorship Preparation Reflection 10%
Biography Assignment 20%
Professional Network Assignment 30%
Final Reflection 40%
Total  100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

Sponsoring Partners

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.


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