Mentoring Library

M1_9 Continuous Improvement as a Mentor

Lesson 11

Discuss -> Manage continuous improvement as a mentor:

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Define continuous improvement:

  • Is an ongoing effort to improve products, services or processes. These efforts can seek “incremental” improvement over time or “breakthrough” improvement all at once.
  • In the practice of mentoring there is always continuous improvement through the reflective process

Identify 3 ways to ensure continuous improvement as a mentor:

  • Reflective process
  • Participation in mentoring groups (mentor circles)
  • Role playing (can be tied to reflective process)
  • Research

Discuss the merits of continuous improvement approaches:

  • Becomes a way of life
  • Successful mentoring relationships
  • Growth on the part of participants
  • Greater knowledge
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Grows the mentoring practice
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