CoreNet Global Summit, Boston 2018
Boston | Oct 14 - 17, 2018 | John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Conv. Ctr
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Facing Uncertainty Together - The Value of a Mentor / Mentee Relationship

October 16, 2018 | 10:45 - 11:30

Facing Uncertainty Together - The Value of a Mentor / Mentee Relationship

How do you plan for change when you don't know what the change will be? In many cases, the uncertainty you are facing, whether it is at a "micro" level affecting you or your company individually, or it is at a "macro" level affecting all of us, has been thought about, planned for, addressed or even experienced by others. Mentors can help! Tapping into the experience and knowledge of a mentor relationship can provide tremendous value to both the mentor and the mentee. This session will address the following questions and more: Do you need a mentor? What can this type of relationship provide? Are you ready to be a mentor? How can you bring value as a mentor? How do you establish the "rules of the road" for the relationship for mentor/mentee? What are the "Must Do's", the benefits to both parties and the tools to use (like the CoreNet Global Mentor Match System) to find a mentor?

Key Takeaways:

  • Mentorship relationships can seem daunting as both parties have to get engaged at a personal level, somewhat deeper than usual. By the end of the session you will better understand how these relationships seem more accessible.
  • Gain an appreciation of the different values to both mentor and mentee. Mentees will learn different approaches, new ideas or technologies from experience. Mentors will learn through their own experiences by "teaching".
  • Deepen your understanding of how to structure Mentor/mentee relationships need to be structured in the beginning, including outlining expectations, setting communication ground rules and defining limits.