Mentoring is when someone who is older and more experienced gives advice and help to someone younger and less experienced. Often this advice is about helping the younger person:
Types of business mentoring
In business, there can be several kinds of mentoring:
In our class "Coaching, Mentoring and Counselling", we talk about the third type of mentoring, when it is organized by the company.
Update 2016-08-16: Updated & changed a few of the vocabulary links.
Update 2015-12-02: Updated & changed a few of the vocabulary links.
Here are some podcasts from Business English Pod on learning, training and development for employees.
They discuss some of the different types / approaches / models of training.
Discussing Training Plans
Here's some vocabulary from those podcasts.
My student Yeping from China asks:
In the course named Training and Development Strategy (Part 1)，I can’t find the relationship between coaching and its explanation (developing a person's skills or knowledge so their job performance improves what does the word “coach” mean?
A good question. In fact, coaching (as a form of employee development) can be a little difficult to understand clearly even for native English speakers, as it is a new idea and not very clear yet.
Basically, in coaching one person helps another to achieve an improvement in their performance at work.
G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
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