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Professional Development

The Mentoring Partnership is pleased to offer professional development opportunities exclusively for mentors. These consist of a series workshops, webinars, events and e-learning modules that mentors can access during the four months of their mentoring relationship. These professional development opportunities aim to:

Develop mentors’ professional and personal skills in:

  • Effective coaching, mentoring and leadership skills
  • Managing in a diverse environment
  • Understanding the international talent pool

Help mentors be more effective in supporting skilled immigrant mentees.

The content of the professional development series has been customized to address mentor needs. Training activities are designed to be participative, practical and include opportunities for self-reflection. In addition, members of our partner associations, Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA), can also earn Professional Development (PD) credits for completing the 24-hour mentoring commitment and optionally attending any of the sessions. View guidelines for earning PD credits: HRPA, CPA.

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Professional Development Series

Our exciting professional development opportunities include the following:


  • Become the Mentor you Want to Be: Building Mentoring and Cross-Cultural Competencies

Do you wonder how you could be a more effective mentor? Are there communication challenges in your mentoring relationship that you would like to overcome?

Work with other mentors in this two-hour workshop to reflect on and build mentoring competencies. Explore how concepts like culture shock, cultural dimensions and communication styles might be influencing your interactions with your mentee. Gain practical tips to help your mentee adapt to a new environment and integrate into the Canadian workplace.

  • Solution-Focused Coaching for Mentors

Develop your coaching skills using a positive, strengths-based, solution-focused perspective.

Using a fun, hands-on and experiential approach, practice using powerful questions during this two hour workshop to help your mentee build confidence, capitalize on strengths and motivate them toward future goals.


  • Your Mentee and the Job Search: Making the Connection

Based on interviews with recruiters from different industries, this highly practical lunch-hour webinar will focus on common errors mentees tend to make in their job search. Come away with action-oriented tips and activities you can use to coach and assist your mentee through the job search process.

Networking Event

  • Mentor Round Tables

Meet new and experienced mentors during this lunch-hour event, exchange solutions to challenging mentoring situations, and compare notes on mentoring best practices.

To view the training calendar and to register, log onto your Mentoring Dashboard: (accessible to those registered as a mentor). Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, we can only accommodate mentors who are currently in a partnership.


e-Learning modules 

  • Motivate your Mentee

    Learn to recognize roadblocks you mentee may face in their job search and identify their potential impact on your mentee’s motivation. Uncover ways you can help your mentee stay motivated throughout their job search with practical tips and strategies you can use.

  • Produce Standout Resumes and Cover Letters

    A powerful resume is a must in your mentee’s job search. Learn the common challenges that your mentee may encounter when preparing their resume and cover letters and how you can help guide them to prepare a standout job application. 

  • Help your Mentee Master the Job Interview

    Refresh your knowledge of typical interviewing practices in Canada and learn about common challenges your mentee may face in the job interview. Develop strategies and uncover tips that you can use to help your mentee ace the job interview.

  • Enrich your Mentee’s Networking Skills

    Understand the value of networking skills to help your mentee uncover the hidden job market and identify common challenges that your mentee may encounter when networking. Learn what strategies you can use to help your mentee network effectively.

Mentors can start learning today!

The modules are hosted on the TRIEC Campus and can be accessed here. You will need to create a free account.

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