The Essentials of Mentoring Simulation

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You are a Team Leader for the Wireless Technology Group, a research department within The Research Company that focuses on collecting and analyzing data on wireless technologies. You are heading up a new research project that deals with forecasting advertising revenue for wireless communication tools over the next five years. While managing this project, you have also been assigned Tilly Newman, a new hire in your department, to be your protege. Your responsibilities within this simulation are to inform Tilly of company policies, prepare an Action Plan for her professional development, and guide Tilly through personal and professional problems. During this first month, you will practice: supportive listening, giving effective feedback, guiding by asking questions, advocating for your protege, maintaining professionalism through problems, and much more. The simulation is based on the SkillSoft series The Essentials of Mentoring and contains links to the following SkillSoft courses: mgmt_10_a01_bs_enus, mgmt_10_a02_bs_enus, and mgmt_10_a04_bs_enus.

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Managers, team leaders, supervisors, experienced staff members within an organization

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The Essentials of Mentoring Simulation

  • Providing clear, unambiguous, and constructive feedback to protege.
  • Asking open-ended, provocative questions to engage protege thinking.
  • Meeting with protege and peers frequently and practicing effective listening skills.
  • Providing protege with resources and knowledge to help carry out Action Plan.
  • Acting as an advocate for protege by praising strengths to others and recommending for projects.
  • Introducing protege to personal contacts.
  • Recognizing and thanking protege for hard work.
  • Providing guidance on the professional development goals and planning.
  • Demonstrating genuine interest in protege's development.
  • Providing guidance and encouragement on emotional aspects of personal development.
  • Maintaining professionalism through personal conflicts.
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