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There may be equally valuable opportunities for professional development,
none better than working with a mentor.
Choice of a mentor is not a matter
to be treated lightly. Good mentors can support you in boosting your
professional development, help to keep your focus on-track, provide feedback, and fill in the blanks with tweaks and details
that, while small, can make a world of difference. On the other
hand, inadequate or bad mentors can waste your time (and theirs); even cause
problems where none existed.
How To Develop Successful Mentoring Behaviors
book will provide you with the tools to understand
the unique role of mentors in today’s workplace,
determine the most effective mentoring style for
your situation, establish agreements to ensure a
successful and rewarding relationship, and avoid
behaviors that may interfere with mentee growth and
is a rewarding relationship that benefits both
participants and the organization. The relationship
is now seen as a process of two people working
together for mutual gain and enrichment based on
their shared experience. Today’s mentoring has
evolved from simply training the employee to a
productive relationship that offers guidance and
counsel to develop another’s abilities to the
Good mentors and mentoring relationships offer good benefits (incredible
mentors, incredible benefits!).
Here are a few of the goodies to be
advice that is targeted, specific, clear, direct, timely
a safe place to go when feeling vulnerable
a person who will celebrate your successes with you
wisdom and experience generously shared
a confidential forum
efficient access or direction to sound information and resources
the politics of the profession are put aside
opportunity to come away with a friend for life
the Most of Being Mentored
book will teach you how to create a strong mentor/mentee
relationship, and how to grow from that
learn what mentors can offer you, ten reasons to
become a mentee, how mentoring can help you manage
your self-development, and how to pick a mentor.
the many benefits of being mentored are self and
career development, new perspective and insights
into organizational culture, and performance
improvement and talent development.
Language Interpreter's Handbook
handbook addresses the necessary preparation new and
seasoned interpreters must follow to have success in
this profession. This approach assumes a practitioner
has the Sign and English ability to interpret and just
needs assistance with all the nuts and bolts that make
this such a great task. This manual will suggest answers
to every query and in such a palatable manner that
leaves the final action in the hands of an educated
Carry this HANDBOOK with you. Read, reread, and digest
every page and allow Linda Humphreys’ positive
attitude toward this very democratic task to influence
you as you set off on your assignments.
additional discussions about mentoring and sign language interpreters, also see:
(Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)
(Vermont Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)
Certificate in Interpreter Education Master Mentor Online Program
Education Master Mentor Certificate Program
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July 12. 2009.
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