Mentoring and Mentors Education

Mentoring and Mentors Education

Study Cycle: 2

Lectures: 45

Seminars: 15

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): red. prof. dr. Govekar Okoliš Monika


I. Characteristics of the mentor
• The mentor's importance and roles (leader, consultant, etc.).
• Mentors' tasks.
• Mentors' competences according to the professional fields: social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and technology

II. Characteristics of the mentoring
• The importance of mentoring - mentoring as a form of leadership, counseling, education and training.
• Formal and nonformal mentoring.
• Forms of mentoring: individually, in pairs, group, etc.
• Models of mentoring: Coaching, E- mentoring, etc.
• Mentoring functions.
• Mentoring from the leadership point of view.
• Mentorship as a dyadic relationship – a relationship between the mentor and the mentee.
• Communication between the mentor and the mentee.
• Forms of mentorship and types of mentors with regard to the manner of communication.
• Feedback in mentoring.
• Mutual listening in mentoring.

III. Planning of mentoring
• The planning of mentoring work.
• Familiarisation with the formal foundations for mentors.
• The role, content and goals of mentoring.
• The planning of mentors' work within the process of mentoring.

IV. The implementation of mentoring
• Mentors' tasks in the implementation of mentoring.
• The characteristics of educating and training the mentees; forms, methods and teaching techniques.
• Motivation and communication in the mentoring process.
• Ways of encouraging reflection; encouragement of the mentees' professional career development .
• The competences developed and achieved by mentees during mentoring.
• Forms and types of mentor feedback.

V. Evaluation of mentoring
• The importance of evaluation in mentoring.
• The various subjects of evaluation in mentoring.
• Methods of evaluation in mentoring (survey, supervision, portfolio, self-reflection, etc.).

VI. Effects of mentoring
• The advantages of mentoring for the mentee, mentor, company or institution, and for society.
• Causes and effects of poor mentoring for a mentee, mentor, company or institute and for society.

VII. Examples of good mentoring practices
• Mentoring in organizations, different institutions in the economy and non-economy:
- Mentoring in work organizations and companies.
- Mentoring in practical training.
- Mentoring in higher education.
- Mentoring in cultural institutions.
- Mentoring for older adults.