Mentoring is a vital instrument for professional development. CPHR Alberta’s mentoring program is facilitating opportunities for members to take advantage of the benefits of mentoring, whether that be as a mentor or a protégé. With many professionals taking advantage of programs like these, mentoring is a valuable asset in the pursuit of furthering your professional career.
Rene Petrin’s article outlines the differences between coaching and mentoring. Among the key differences, Petrin explains how coaching is task-oriented while mentoring is relationship-oriented, coaching is short-term while mentoring is long-term, and coaching is performance-driven while mentoring is development-driven. Petrin also goes into detail about which of these approaches a company should consider for which situation.
These strategies contain a lot of potential value for companies. Petrin’s piece lays out essential guidelines for companies looking to employ these strategies. Read Rene Petrin’s article here.
Rene D. Petrin is the President and Founder of Management Mentors, Inc. since 1989, and possesses a master’s degree in consulting and counseling psychology from Harvard University.