Coaching and Mentoring in Technical Organizations

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Instructor: Elizabeth Treher, The Learning Key
Wednesday, November 20, 2024 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Cost: $250

Track: Professional & Career Development

Course Level: Beginner

Course Description: Coaching others to enhance job skills and productivity is a critical managerial skill. Mentoring others focuses on their future development and goals. Multiple studies show that employees feel most managers do far too little coaching and almost no mentoring. This interactive program covers tools and techniques to increase confidence and build skills useful for effective coaches and mentors. Multiple exercises give participants practice enhancing current job performance and helping prepare for new roles, as well as strategies to improve mentoring. As a result of attending the program, participants leave with: – Practical approaches to managing performance – Approaches to give feedback without encountering resistance – Increased confidence in handling difficult situations – Strategies to develop and mentor others.

Target Audience: All managers who would like to expand and improve their coaching and mentoring skills or get input on how to handle specific situations.

Learning Objectives:
Explore practical approaches to managing performance
Give feedback without creating resistance
Build confidence in handling difficult situations
Review research on ways to provide career growth and development
Enhance skills to develop and mentor others

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About the Instructor

Elizabeth N. Treher, PhD has extensive experience in radiopharmaceutical discovery and development, clinical research, radionuclide migration, solar neutrino research, and radiochemistry in nuclear fission. She led teams that patented brain & heart imaging agents and has more than 90 publications & patents. Liz has an M.A. and Ph.D. in nuclear and radiochemistry and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. As an invited member of the first U.S. delegation to China for Education and Training & co-founder of The Learning Key, Liz has developed hundreds of training programs customized for those in technical roles and designed many team-based learning tools, including The PHARM Game®. Her most recent book is “A Guide to Success for Technical Managers: Supervising in Research, Development, and Engineering,” published by Wiley & Sons. She lives in northeastern Minnesota and can be reached at 215-534-3363 or by email at

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