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The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Now managers, teachers, and leaders from any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hands-on worksheets and exercises in this unique resource.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. About the Author
  10. Chapter 1: Learning
    1. Learning
    2. Mentoring Based on Principles of Adult Learning
    3. Learning Styles and Cognitive Frameworks
    4. Applying Adult Learning Concepts to Mentoring
    5. The Mentor’s Journey
    6. What Mentors Do
  11. Part One: Considering Context
    1. Chapter 2: The Context of Difference
      1. The Context of Culture
      2. The Context of Intergenerational Understanding
      3. The Context of Other Differences: Sexual Identity, Gender, and Race
      4. The Context of Power
    2. Chapter 3: The Context of Connection
      1. Formal and Informal Mentoring
      2. Mentoring Configurations
      3. Distance and Virtual Mentoring Connections
      4. Points of Connection
      5. Making Technology Work for You
      6. Connecting on a Deeper Level
      7. Connecting Through Reflection
  12. Part Two: The Predictable Phases of Mentoring
    1. Chapter 4: Preparing
      1. Preparing Yourself as a Mentor
      2. Surveying Your Mentoring Skills
      3. Preparing Your Mentoring Relationship
    2. Chapter 5: Negotiating
      1. Developing Your Mentoring Partnership Agreement
      2. Well-Defined Goals
      3. Success Criteria and Measurement
      4. Delineation of Mutual Responsibilities
      5. Accountability Assurances
      6. A Consensual Mentoring Agreement
      7. A Work Plan for Achieving Learning Goals
      8. Moving On
    3. Chapter 6: Enabling Growth, Part One
      1. Managing the Process: Support
      2. Maintaining Momentum: Challenge
      3. Encouraging Movement: Vision
      4. Managing Mentoring Time
    4. Chapter 7: Enabling Growth, Part Two
      1. Engaging in Feedback
      2. Overcoming Obstacles
      3. Moving Through
    5. Chapter 8: Coming to Closure
      1. The Case for Closure
      2. Recognizing the Need for Closure
      3. Planning for Closure
      4. Reaching a Learning Conclusion
      5. Integrating Learning
      6. Celebrating Learning
      7. Redefining the Relationship
    6. Chapter 9: Digging Deeper
      1. Reengagement
      2. Resources for Mentors
  13. Reference
  14. Index