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Mentoring Resources

Welcome to Mentoring Resources. Here you will find access to subject specific information and resources for mentoring. The links to websites external to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) may provide additional information that is useful or interesting. The intent is to provide information consistent with the purpose of this website. These external links are not endorsements of the organizations nor do they ensure the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information. Further, the inclusion of links in hypertext on this web site are not intended to reflect their importance, nor are they intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained.

Fostering Mentoring Relationships

The course covers the benefits of mentoring programs for employees, mentors, and the organization as a whole and explores the differences between mentoring and coaching relationships.

What you will learn:

  • identify the benefits of workplace mentoring for mentees, mentors, and organizations;
  • distinguish between examples of coaching and mentoring relationships;
  • identify what makes mentoring programs successful;
  • distinguish between the four types of mentoring;
  • recognize the advantages of formal mentoring relationships; and
  • identify benefits of informal mentoring relationships.

Contact your Human Resource or Training Office for information on the course availability at your agency. 

Statement of Expectations: In order for participants to have a successful and effective mentoring relationship, it is important for both individuals to understand the expectations and parameters of their partnership.

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