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M3_13 Plan of Action & Mentoring Arrangement

Lesson 13

Discuss - Manage important elements of an effective plan of action for the mentoring arrangement

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Notes

Define effective:

  • Successful in producing a desired or intended result

Define plan of action:

  • An organized program of measures to be taken in order to achieve a goal.

Discuss obstructions to executing the plan of action:

  • Chemistry
  • Trust
  • Commitment
  • Training
  • Realistic

Discuss the competing demands a mentor brings to executing a plan of action:

  • Work commitments
  • Personal commitments
  • Personal challenges
  • Lack of clarity
  • Unsure of the mentor arrangement

Discuss the competing demands a mentee brings to executing a plan of action:

  • To a lesser degree work commitments
  • Personal commitments
  • Personal challenges
  • Unsure of the arrangement
  • Lack of trust

Discuss the process for overcoming opposing views in the execution of the plan of action:

  • Define terms of the arrangement
  • Effective communication
  • Need to ensure the goals and objectives of the mentee are being addressed

Discuss important elements of an effective plan of action for the mentoring arrangement:

  • Use of SMART
  • Addresses growth for mentor and mentee
  • Open/effective communication
  • Guiding versus telling
  • Documented
  • Timelines - milestones
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