UGA Mentor Skills: Fostering Independence

Given that the one of the primary goals of mentoring is to help mentees/proteges function independently, this interactive virtual session will help mentors empower their mentees to become a more self-regulated learner. Self-regulated learning refers to self-regulation processes applied during a learning experience, where the goal is a desired level of achievement (Sitzmann & Ely 2011).  Defining what an independent mentee knows and can do is often not articulated by the mentor or mentee/protege. Defining what independence looks like and developing skills to foster independence are essential to becoming an effective mentor.  Participants will learn the following: 1) Define independence, its core elements, and how those elements change over the course of a mentoring relationship, 2) Employ various strategies to build their mentee’s confidence, establish trust, and foster independence, and 3) Create an environment where mentees can thrive and achieve their goals.

Jeremy Daniel will be the facilitator for this program; he serves on the Mentor Lab team in the UGA Career Center. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Lectures and Discussions


Alumni, Faculty & Staff


Career Center


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Jeremy Daniel

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