LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE MENTORING PROGRAM
About the Leadership Institute Mentoring Program
Recognizing the importance of quality leadership in our schools, the Schultz Center has developed an effective model of support for new school leaders. Mentors provide an essential role of continuing safe, nurturing, and confidential support to new school leaders.
Who will Serve as Mentor?
Current building principals serve as mentors for novice principals and current assistant principals in the Assistant Principal Academy. Aspiring Leader Academy participants are provided a current experienced assistant principal to serve as a mentor. Selection and matches will be made based on a variety of diverse needs and factors.
Mentor training will be provided in a way that establishes and maintains a learning focus within the mentor/mentee relationship. Training will include:
- Understanding a mentorís role of offering support, creating challenge, and facilitating vision
- Learning how to lead learning-focused conversations
- Generational Doís and Doníts
- Questions to consider about Emotional Intelligence
- Levels of competence and the mentorís role in learning
Benefits of Mentoring
For the Mentee:
- Guidance and support during the early years of leadership
- Increased self-confidence
- Encouragement to take risks to achieve goals
- Opportunities to discuss professional issues with a veteran administrator
- Promotes networking
For the Mentor:
- Opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and improve communication, teaching, and coaching skills
- Greater collegiality among new and veteran professionals
- Satisfaction gained from helping newcomers to the field
- Enhances professional reputation for commitment
For the Organization:
- Promotes positive organizational climate
- Clarifies roles and expectations
- May increase satisfaction and retention rates
For more information regarding Schultz
Center's Leadership Institute Mentoring Program contact Mary Ellen Isaac, Vice
President for Leadership Development at
or via phone
at (904) 348-5156.