Many successful professionals have benefited from having a mentor, and the benefits of having a mentor are well-known and well-documented. However, we don’t often hear about the other side of this relationship. What are the personal and career benefits of being a mentor? This 45-minute webinar will teach participants the skills of being a great mentor, including finding the right match, balancing listening with advising, serving as a sponsor as well as a mentor, and other skills.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the benefits of a mentorship relationship for the mentor.
- Describe how a mentor can lay foundations for an outstanding mentor-mentee relationship.
- Identify when the relationship is getting off track and know how to course-correct.
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Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D., is the Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC, an international network of senior management psychologists and consultants. For over twenty years she has developed deep expertise in helping businesses build better leaders and navigate rapid change. One of her specialties is facilitating leaders’ growth by teaching them how to use great mentors and be a great mentor. Gail has extensive experience as a public speaker and media commentator, and has presented many times for SWE. She taught at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago and has been quoted in Fast Company, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Chicago Tribune, and numerous other publications. She serves on the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago and has been elected to the International Women’s Forum. Her book, Curating Your Life, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in April 2020.