Mentoring courses teach students how to coach individuals, create relationships and distinguish between chemistry and compatibility. Students training for mentoring roles are taught how to mentor as a risk taker and learner while determining the differences between informal and formal mentoring.
Mentoring courses teach students how to give and receive feedback, communicate by checking and confirming, and how to recognize common barriers to listening. Aspiring mentors enrolled in a mentorship program or course are taught how to manage expectations in mentoring, achieve confidence in abilities and specific listening techniques when communicating with clients.
Mentoring courses also teach students how to diversify their techniques, recognize stereotypes and draw out strengths and weaknesses from the individuals they mentor. The course also teaches aspiring mentors how to recognize the differences between coaching and mentoring.
Mentors learn how to recognize their role as a mentor in professional and informal settings when taking a course on mentoring. Participants are taught how to not only create a relationship but also build the relationship with trust and comfort. Mentors are provided the rewards and challenges of the position during training and taught skills to balance work and life when mentoring others. Communication skills are a strong focus of the training as participants learn how to empathize, inspire and sympathize with clients they mentor.