Mentoring Interactive Programs

$399.00

The focus of this program is to help mentors develop and sustain participant engagement in an online group-based program, and to prepare mentors with the knowledge, skills, and tools for leading online group-based learning experiences.

The focus of this program is to help mentors develop and sustain participant engagement in an online group-based program, and to prepare mentors with the knowledge, skills, and tools for leading online group-based learning experiences.

Participant engagement is necessary - is prerequisite - for participant content mastery: without engagement, learning will not happen. Although the topic of our program may not directly relate to personal growth or empowerment, participants will need support overcoming barriers to program and group participation. Mentors are trained and supported in helping participants become more engaged learners, program participants, and committed lifelong learners.

Mentoring program participants are expected to become familiar with the content of the program they are teaching on their own with the support or the Program Designer (and perhaps you are both Designer and Mentor).

Transformation

In addition to delivering the content of the program and achieving the program's learning objectives, Mentors will become "engagement experts," capable of supporting their participants' transformation as defined in the program you will lead, as well as participants' self-identification and growth as lifelong learners.

Audience

  • Practical Academics Designers who will be delivering programs or supporting mentors delivering their programs.
  • Practical Academics Mentors who will be delivering one or more programs from the Mentor Catalog.
  • Academic Educators, Organizational Trainers, and Instructional Designers who wish to develop their mastery delivering interactive online group programs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, Mentors will:

  • Become motivating and supportive mentors for their program participants.
  • Have a basic understanding of the foundations of mentoring, including relationship development, communications strategies, psychological concepts, educational practices, and coaching/mentoring knowledge and skills to run a high functioning online group-based program.
  • Have a sufficient understanding of - and operational facility with - the tools, processes, and procedures for leading a group-based interactive program.
  • Have developed concrete action plans for delivering their program for their participants.

Products

Upon completion of this program, the Mentor will have produced some of all of the following material in preparation for leading their program:

  • Program Overview (syllabus) which identifies program purpose, audience, participant expectations, learning outcomes, anticipated transformation, and identifies any program products. The document is used to refine the course catalog description, may be sent to patii[ants as a pre-class handout, and is posted online in your class.
  • Your Mentoring Plan.  This plan includes your plans for presenting the program, including participant onboarding, relationship development strategies, performance and group contracts, plans for developing and facilitating group meetings (agendas), discussions, and interactive activities, and post-course follow up.

Mentor: Michael Freedman, M.A.

Designer: Michael Freedman, M.A.