Mentor Training

Mentor Training


Learning objectives

By the end of this module, mentors will be able to:

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

Explain the process when a candidate’s practice may be contrary to the code of ethics and standards of practice is in question


Feedback and evaluation

As a mentor it is your obligation to help the candidate identify and learn the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career. Frequent feedback allows you to acknowledge your candidate’s strengths and motivate the candidate to work on areas of weakness. Feedback is an ongoing process, not something that is simply scheduled.

Don’t wait too long between exchanges — the candidate could end up wasting time and effort without regular check-ins to ensure they are still working in the right direction.  The candidate will have the best chance at correcting and improving upon their behaviors if feedback is given immediately following a completed task, when the work is still freshest in their mind.

If you believe the candidate’s competence is in question, it is your obligation to review the complaints/ discipline section of the NSCSW website and follow the complaint protocol.