Integrating Coaching into Your Mentoring
What's the difference between mentoring and coaching? In US higher education, "mentoring" often implies role-modeling and offering advice, whereas coaching is an increasingly popular, evidence-based method to empower people to be accountable for their own growth and development. Unlike role models and advisors, coaches listen more than they talk. They ask powerful questions, and create lots of room for people to reflect and see things in new ways.
If you'd like more strategies in your mentoring toolkit--especially in cases where you'd like mentees to take more ownership of their progress--this workshop is for you. We will spend time in small groups developing our active listening skills, and also practice a few basic coaching conversation models. We will also discuss how mentors might apply a "coaching mindset" to their work as mentors more generally.
Moderator: Maria LaMonaca Wisdom, Director of Faculty Mentoring and Coaching Programs