Four Online Courses to Improve
Your Mentoring & Management Game
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Dr. Ellen Ensher’s online courses will help you elevate your career no matter what level you’re at. Whether you want to learn how to optimize your participation in a mentorship program or boost your management skills, you’ll take away valuable knowledge and skills after completing any of these courses.
BEING A GOOD MENTOR
Becoming a mentor gives you a way to share your wisdom and knowledge with someone less experienced. People who mentor also benefit; studies have shown they often earn more money and promotions than nonmentors. But there are some important guidelines to consider before you start this mutually beneficial relationship. In the course, professor Ellen Ensher, author of Power Mentoring, explains how to get to know your protégé, shares the dos and don’ts for appropriate self-disclosure, and helps you develop a structure and agenda for each mentoring meeting.
She also offers guidance on building trust and chemistry, providing feedback, and helping your protégé make critical career and work decisions and become resilient in the face of challenges. She also helps you address common obstacles, including a protégé that fails to meet expectations or violates trust, and explains how to gracefully exit the relationship.
BEING A GOOD MENTEE
Connecting with a network of mentors is critical to your career development. Mentoring is proven to help professionals feel more engaged, derive more meaning from their careers, and get more raises and promotions. But mentees who get the most value from mentoring are prepared. They know what they want, who to contact, and what to do to build a mentoring relationship that lasts. In this course, mentoring expert Ellen Ensher explains how to research and connect with potential mentors, and provides tips for developing successful relationships. She introduces courage rituals to gain the confidence you need to reach out to mentors and meet the challenges they pose. She also provides guidance to overcome common obstacles and handle diverse mentoring relationships—such as cross-gender or cross-cultural relationships.
DEVELOPING A MENTORING PROGRAM
Formal mentoring programs help organizations retain employees, increase job satisfaction and commitment, and cultivate organizational citizenship behavior. In this course, management professor and mentoring expert Ellen Ensher outlines five critical elements of a formal mentoring program, and explains how to establish a program in your own organization. She covers designing a framework and a needs assessment for your mentoring program, creating a mentoring culture, choosing participants, and providing training and ongoing support for participants. To wrap up, she shares ways to evaluate your program.
MANAGEMENT FOUNDATIONS: ADVANCED APPLICATIONS
Being a manager is a big responsibility. Managers define business goals, prioritize work, and help employees achieve their potential. Success requires concentrated effort and continual practice. Whether you are starting a brand-new management role or an experienced manager searching for fresh techniques, this course offers the training and tools you need to manage your team more effectively.
Business professor Ellen Ensher defines what management is in the era of the global workforce and exactly what the role of the manager involves. She explains how to create a compelling vision and culture for your organization, define business goals, and connect the big picture to your team’s daily tasks. Next, discover how to build your team, partner with HR on hiring and firing decisions, and coach and mentor employees. Ellen touches on topics that are on the mind of today’s leaders—resilience, trust, storytelling, and more—and shares tips to become the best professional version of yourself.