Is Mentoring Like Coaching? Ask: “Is mentoring and coaching the same thing?” One description states that coaching is the process of facilitating the performance, learning, and development of another person.3 The coach is responsible for directing and aligning the members of a team to achieve a goal; therefore, the coach is also responsible for leading the development of the team members.Coaching is different from mentoring because the mentoring process is led by the learner and is less skills-bas ed. A good mentoring relationship is identified by the willingness and capability of both parties to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and disagree. The mentor is far less likely to have a direct-line relationship with the mentee, and in a mentoring relationship this distance is desirable. Mentoring is rarely a critical part of an individual’s role, but rather an extra element that rewards the mentor with fresh thinking as well as the opportunity to transfer knowledge and experience (wisdom) to a new generation.
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Mentoring Steve MyersSM Troop 1 & AA Crew 2001 Old Portage Venturing Training Chairman GTC IOLS Course Director (April 27-29) Jamboree 2013 Scoutmaster University of Scouting February 11, 2012
Two Mentoring Courses Mentoring Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders• This course, 60 minutes • 6 hour Workshop • 90 day practicum experience• All Scouters • Taught to youth leaders, 15+• Presentation and years of age who have discussion oriented completed NYLT or Kodiak • Taught to adult leaders who• Introduction to the full have completed the course course. sessions of Wood Badge. • Youth and adults not to be• Convince Scouters to mixed. nominate mentors and • Case study and role playing mentees (both youth and used. adult)for the course. • Mentees selected prior to course.
Learning Objectives –By the end of this session you will know:• The difference between coaching and mentoring• The mentoring models of sponsorship and development• What is involved in maintaining a quality mentoring relationship• The evolution of a mentoring relations• The elements of a learning conversation• The benefits of mentoring
Learning Objectives –By the end of this session you will be able to:• select the appropriate mentoring model for the situations they come across• maintain a quality mentoring relationship• conduct learning conversations
In Homer’s Odyssey …• Odysseus, when leaving for the Trojan war, left his son, Telemachus, under the guidance of his friend MENTOR.• A Mentor is – A wise teacher – A guide – A friend
Are mentoring and coaching reallythe same thing?
Are mentoring and coaching reallythe same thing? Coaching MentoringGoals To correct To support and guideInitiative The coach The menteeFocus Immediate Long-term situationRoles Heavy on Heavy on listening telling
Comparing Mentoring ModelsSponsorship Developmental1. The mentor is more 1. The mentor is more influential and experienced in hierarchically senior issues relevant to mentee’s learning needs2. The mentor gives, 2. A process of mutual the protégé growth receives, the organization benefits
Comparing Mentoring ModelsSponsorship Developmental3. The mentor actively 3. The mentor helps the champions and mentee to things for promotes the cause themselves of the protégé4. The mentor gives the 4. The mentor helps the protégé the benefit mentee develop of their wisdom their own wisdom
Comparing Mentoring ModelsSponsorship Developmental5. The mentor steers the 5. The mentor helps the protégé through the mentee towards acquisition of personal insights experience and from which they can resources steer their own development6. The primary 6. The primary objective is career objective is personal success development
Comparing Mentoring ModelsSponsorship Developmental7. Good advice is 7. Good questions are central to the central to the success of the success of the relationship relationship8. Social exchange 8. The social exchange emphasizes loyalty emphasis learning
Which mentoring model is this?• Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster• Unit Commissioner and Crew Advisor• Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader• Patrol Leader and Patrol Member• Senior Patrol Leader and ASPL• Other examples
Maintaining Relationship Quality• Goal clarity• The ability to create and manage rapport• Understanding of the role and its boundaries• Voluntarism• Basic competencies on the part of the mentor and mentee• Proactive behaviors by mentee and developmental behaviors by the mentor• Measurement and review
Evolution of The Relationship1. Building rapport2. Setting direction3. Progression4. Winding up5. Moving on 1 2 3 4 5
The Learning Conversation• Reaffirmation• Identifying the issue• Building mutual understanding• Exploring alternative solutions• Final check
Benefits of Mentoring• For the mentee – Improved knowledge and skills – Greater confidence and well-being• For the mentor – Greater satisfaction – New knowledge and skills – Leadership development• For Scouting – Improved morale, motivation, and relationships
How does this relate to the leadingand teaching EDGEMentoring and Coaching EDGE• A coach directs, tells, • Explain facilitates • Demonstrate performance, learning, • Guide and development of the coachee. The • Enable coach directs and aligns the members of a team to achieve a goal and responsible for their development.
How does this relate to the leadingand teaching EDGEMentoring and Coaching EDGE• A mentor supports and • Explain guides the personal • Demonstrate growth of the mentee. • Guide The mentee is in charge of his or her learning and • Enable learns how to learn for life. The mentor provides a role model while making suggestions and connections.
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Endnotes/ResourcesLuecke, R. (2004). Coaching and mentoring: How to develop top talent and achieve stronger performance. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.Megginson, D., Clutterbuck, D., Garvey, B., Stokes, P., & Garrett-Harris, R. (2006). Mentoring in action: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Kogan Page.Mentor. (2006, October 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 7, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MentorPredaptive. (2006). Coaching and mentoring are critical in todays flat meritocratic organisations. Retrieved July 19, 2006 from http://www.predaptive.com/resources_article2.htmVirginia Office of Volunteerism. (1995). Volunteer mentor programs: an introductory guide. Richmond, VA: Author