How to be a Mentor

19 Sep. 2023


Perhaps you had great mentors in your career that helped you get ahead. Maybe you didn't but wish you had because it would have saved you time and headaches. Regardless, you have now reached a point in your career where you recognize your own success and you want to give back. It could be that you’ve risen in the ranks of an organization, grown new skill sets that have opened doors for you, or navigated tricky people situations at work, and you realize you have a lot to offer other team members who are at the earlier stages of their career journey, and you want to help. So, you've chosen to step into a mentoring role, formally or informally, to provide guidance and support to someone else, but you really don't know HOW to be an effective mentor.

This one-hour webinar will help you understand what it means to be a mentor, including practical tips and best practices on how to make the most out of this important relationship, so that the time and energy you spend helping your mentee(s) makes the positive difference you want to see, ensuring a rewarding experience all around.


Roles and responsibilities in a mentoring relationship

  • Eight types of mentoring roles
  • Responsibilities of mentors and mentees

How to become an effective mentor – Tips and strategies

  • Starting a new mentoring relationship
  • Initial meeting – framework for the conversation
  • Discussing goals and expectations
  • Setting a schedule

Engaging mentees

  • Advising vs. coaching
  • Communication techniques
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress

Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2023 (registration deadline Friday, 15 September 2023)
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MDT
Format: Zoom webinar – login information will be sent out to all registrants shortly after you receive your order confirmation email1.
Cost: FREE

1 When registering for the webinar, please ensure you proceed to checkout to confirm you are fully registered. If you do not receive an order confirmation email (please check any junk or quarantined folders), please contact Alison Carter, Manager, Events.

About the presenter

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR

Julianna Cantwell is the president of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance, operating for the past 15+ years. Specializing in learning and development for almost 25 years and communications for more than 20 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning through Canada, as well as in the US and Europe.

Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University, and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is also a past president of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE), a former director on the board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), and served as a director on the board for Little Warriors.

Julianna is currently a mentor in the University of Alberta’s Threshold Impact Venture Mentoring Services (VMS) program, which helps entrepreneurs scale and grow their businesses.

When she is not working, mentoring others or volunteering in the community, she enjoys travelling, hiking in the mountains, beach-combing at the ocean and riding the trails on her mountain bike.


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