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Mentoring in the workplace is a crucial element for both employees and their organizations. Mentoring in the Moment offers a practical framework for today's mentors, addressing the challenge of arranging mentoring sessions by enabling them to recognize and seize immediate mentoring opportunities.

Mentoring, coaching



Mentors or people who want to become mentors

1 hour


Mentoring at work has always been an important aspect for employees and their organizations. Not too long ago, mentoring at work took a more formal and structured approach. Mentors and mentees used to be able to set aside their work for regularly scheduled mentoring meetings where they would discuss how things were going, areas for improvement, how to achieve goals, etc. But the times have since changed, and given the demands that most of us face today, scheduling such "extracurricular" time has become tough – or just plain impossible.

Now, it's necessary to take advantage of everyday work situations as opportunities to mentor. Mentoring in the Moment helps today's mentors meet the challenges of scheduling mentoring meetings by providing an applicable framework that mentors can use to identify and respond to mentoring opportunities on the spot.

How it works

By 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

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.

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 show self-confidence to seek complete independence.

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 the 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.

QuickStart Train-the-Trainer: 1-Hour Virtual Coaching Session for This Product

QST is a convenient, one-hour virtual coaching session for first-time facilitators of this product. You'll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert who will get you up to speed quickly and accurately so you can step into the onsite with confidence. We'll answer all your questions about the facilitation of the product. And you can add additional coaching hours as needed. Your coaching session can be provided by telephone or video call and at a time of your choosing.

Facilitators will also receive an HRDQ Certificate of Completion for completing the QuickStart session.

About the authors

Mary Blitzer Field, MA, is a former 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.

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