This Candidacy mentorship training is provided through the NSCSW and is available for all mentors. Mentorship is eligible towards the 40 hours of required yearly professional development for social worker registration. A Completion Certificate will be provided to all RSW who complete this mentorship training.
Module 1 - Orientation to Candidacy/Mentorship
Learning objectives: Describe the role, responsibilities, characteristics, and competencies of effective mentors; Explore best practices for mentoring; Assess your own mentoring competencies
Module 2 - Preparing Learning Agreements
Learning Objectives: Explain the importance of writing learning objectives;Link learning objectives to the Standards of Practice and Codes of Ethics; Practice writing learning objectives as a mentor; Evaluate activities to match learning objectives.
Module 3 - Supporting Candidate and Advancing Learning
Learning Objectives: Explain the principles of adult learning and appreciate their relevance for creating a positive learning environment for candidates; Consider how to incorporate the principles into your mentorship approach; Explain the importance of reflective thinking; Practice a critical reflection process.
Module 4 - Feedback and Evaluation
Learning Objectives: Explain the process when a candidate’s competence is in question; Explore the goals of feedback for candidates; Explore best practices for giving effective feedback in the mentoring process; Practice the elements of effective feedback; Evaluate factors to consider when giving effective and valuable feedback in a mentoring session.