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Mentoring In The Moment

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Not too long ago, mentors and mentees used to be able to set aside their work for regularly scheduled mentoring meetings. However, given the time demands that most of us face today, 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 Momment provides a framework that mentors can use to identify and respond to mentoring opportunities.

How It Works

Using Mentoring In the Moment, leaders can deliver quick, on-the-job training in the context of day-to-day work situations, called “mentoring moments.” At the same time, they can assess these everyday interactions with their mentees in the larger context of a deep, ongoing relationship – a relationship that unfolds according to predictable phases.

Mentees progress through a sequence of four developmental phases:

  • I - Identification: idealizing the mentor and asking for guidance
  • II - Growth: sensing strengths and experimenting with behaviors
  • III - Separation: wanting an independent identity
  • IV - Mutuality: seeking and sharing experiences as an equal

Uses and Applications

Mentoring in the Moment was designed to help participants understand the process of mentoring and how to improve skills in responding effectively to training behaviors. Mentors use this workshop to help mentees with the ability to no longer rely on them so heavily and to help mentees take the initiative and to show self-confidence to seek complete independence.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • 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 recognize and respond to a mentee's specific developmental signals

Product Details

Product Type: Assessment. The Facilitator Guide is designed as a detailed workbook used by the trainer to deepen participants’ understanding of the concepts throughout this simulation.

Target Audience: Mentors or people who want to become mentors.

Measures: Participants' understanding of the process behind mentoring and effectively training employees.

Dimensions: Training, mentoring, and communication skills.

Time Required: Assessment: 30 minutes. Debrief: 45 to 60 minutes.

What to Order

Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.

The comprehensive Facilitator Guide includes everything trainers need to deliver Mentoring in the Moment, including background information, administrative guidelines, a step-by-step workshop outline, the HRDQ Style Model, alternative workshop designs, optional activities, and sample assessment materials. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Paper Assessment 5-Pack : Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.

The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins, or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.

About the Authors

Mary Blitzer Field, MA is a former senior developer for HRDQ. She has a master’s in English and communication from Columbia University. Before joining the research and development team at HRDQ, Mary developed and presented training seminars in communication skills. She has specialized expertise in customizing materials for a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, financial services, electronics, and manufacturing industries.