Mentoring As Part of the Educational Process

Track: Instructor Development Conference

Session Number: ES9
Date: Sat, Sep 30th, 2017
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: Conference Sessions


"Developing the next generation of firefighters and fire officers doesn’t come by osmosis. It comes from a structured program and processes that have been proven effective in fire service personnel development. This starts with a structured mentoring program. Whether a new recruit or working to the next grade of leadership, being mentored is crucial to being successful in your quest. Whether on the fireground or in the station, mentoring provides a guided process of how to learn from others who have been there.

Mentoring has been identified as an important influence in professional development. The major function of mentoring is to promote individual development that is part of organizational success. Successful mentoring programs require proper understanding, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Why Organizations Implement Mentoring Programs?
More and more organizations are creating formal mentoring programs for increased morale to increased organizational productivity and career development, the benefits of an organization that actively supports mentoring are numerous.

Mentoring not only has an impact on the individuals, it impacts the the organization’s ability to effective in its mission.

This program will discuss how to mentor, who mentors and how to
interact with the recruit or aspiring officer. These parts of a professional development program are all key to success or failure, of the individual and organization."
Session Type: Educational Session
Session Type: Educational Session