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Professional Conversations – Mentoring

Helping others navigate the leadership journey

Mentoring assists leaders in their ability to manage better.

This course will introduce you to the mentoring skills needed to support others in building capacity and confidence. You will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate mentoring conversations within your professional context. You will also gain an understanding of the benefits, limitations, barriers and risks for successful mentoring conversations.

This course has a four-week teaching period requiring a total of approximately 40 hours of learning. All course learning materials are available on demand.

About the course
What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Make contextually appropriate plans and decisions to effectively implement mentoring conversations
  • Apply mentoring knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate micro conversations within your workplace.
What topics will you cover?
  • You as a mentor
  • What mentoring is
  • Benefits, limitations, barriers and risks of mentoring
  • Foundation qualities and skills of a good mentor
  • What mentoring looks like in practice

To be eligible for a digital badge for this course, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes:

  • A mentoring plan
  • Conducting a mentoring session
  • Writing a critical analysis
  • This optional assessment is due at the beginning of week 7
01 Sep 2024
University level expertise
Cecily Andersen lectures in coaching, mentoring, and educational subjects at the University of Southern Queensland. She is an experienced leader, mentor and coach, with over 40 years of experience in the education sector. Her research interests include social justice, leadership in complex contexts, and how school leaders use coaching and mentoring to build capacity in others.
Course Credit
Mentoring and Coaching (EDU8400)arrow
This Microcredential represents 0.25 units towards the 1.0 full unit course (Mentoring and Coaching EDU8400)

Professional Conversations - Mentoring can be taken as a stand-alone course, or it can be completed as one of four Microcredentials that stack together for credit for the one unit course Mentoring and Coaching (EDU8400).

The other three Microcredentials in this stack are:

  • UED8021 Professional Conversations - Coaching
  • UED8023 Professional Conversations - Feedback
  • UED8024 Professional Conversations - Leading through Conversations

In order to be eligible to apply credit to a program you must first meet all program admission requirements and successfully complete four UniSQ UpSkill courses from the same course stack.

Professional Conversations – Mentoring

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