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Cleveland State University Course Info

Cleveland, Ohio


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CNS 711

Mentoring, Coaching, and Consulting

Successful mentoring, coaching and consulting depend on the successful creation of a working relationship between mentor and mentee. The purpose of this course is to give teacher leaders the necessary skills to create and maintain a successful working relationship with other teachers individually as well as in a group. The course will draw a clear distinction between mentoring, coaching and supervision. Participants will be able to articulate clearly the ethical importance of confidentiality in a mentoring relationship. Course will focus on the basic interpersonal skills needed for consultation and collaboration, methods of facilitating collaborative meetings, consensus and teambuilding. Essential interpersonal skills include empathy, active listening, and intercultural communication. Participants will practice and receive feedback on their own use of active listening skills and reflect on their own communication style. Participants will practice evaluation of successful/not successful group Participants will read, study and practice research-based effective problem identification and problem-solving methods as a part of learning and practicing essential consultation skills.

Units: 3.0