Mentoring Library

M1_8 Continuous Learning as a Mentor

Lesson 10

Discuss -> Manage continuous learning approach for the mentor:

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April 2020



Define continuous learning:

  • Refers to the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively and adapt to changes in the workplace and/or working environment
  • “When we stop learning we stop leading” - Ken Blanchard

Discuss the usefulness of a continuous learning approach for a mentor:

  • Challenges how you are working with others today
  • Stay current with trends and concepts
  • Stay current with wise practices
  • Self-improvement
  • Learn and grow with each mentor session
  • Demonstrates thought leadership
  • Bring the most value that you can to mentoring practice
  • Bring the most value that you can to the person you serve

Review continuous learning approach for the mentor:

  • Reflection from mentor practice
  • Research of trends and wise practices
  • Webinars
  • Podcasts
  • Reading of books
  • Writing of books/articles
  • Speaking opportunities
  • Social media interaction
  • Review material listed above
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