Mentoring and Coaching


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Course Description

This course provided by the South Central Public Health Partnership and may require a secondary registration and/or login.


The purpose of this course is to distinguish the difference between a mentor and a coach and how to shape these relationships. A discussion of the utilization of learning contracts to help in this process is also discussed. Exercises are included to help the learner understand how to use a learning contract and how to choose a mentor or a coach.


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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between mentoring and coaching
  2. Develop strategies for picking a coach or mentor
  3. Learn to develop a learning contract
  4. Identify the steps in structuring a coaching relationship
  5. List the benefits of coaching and mentoring relationships


COL Competencies/COL Tier(s)

  1. 8A.6 (Tier 1): Describes needs for professional development (e.g., training, mentoring, peer advising, coaching)


Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Community Health Center Core Competency Model (CHCM)

  • L12: Mentor employees to build relationships, build leadership and provide training and support
  • L12: Facilitate empowerment and motivation of others to accomplish objectives.





Credit /CEU

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