CUaware Protégé Mentor Workshop
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Registration is now open for the 2019 CUaware Protégé Mentor Workshop!

Date: January 31, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel
800 Coliseum Centre Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217

Registration may be completed through the LAUNCH Conference page

All 2019 participants, as well as mentors and mentees from past program years, are invited to this special kickoff event for the 2019 CUaware Protégé Mentor program! This day-long workshop serves as a learning and networking opportunity for credit union professionals who are participating or have previously been a part of the CUaware Protégé Mentor program.

Workshop Agenda:

9:30 am – 10:00 am       Registration & Informal Networking

10:00 – 10:30 am            Welcome & Introductions

10:30 – 11:30 am            Pay Attention: Listening Makes Us Better Professionals & People!
                                          Mark Willmarth, Vision West, Inc.

11:30 – 11:40 am              Break  

11:40 am – 12:40 pm      Mentoring Is Like Dating, How to Make it Work
Dr. Troy Hall, South Carolina Federal CU 

12:40 – 1:15 pm               Networking Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm                How to Have Constructive Coaching Conversations
                                        with Your Mentee
                                          Grace Thompson, Local Government FCU

2:15 – 3:00 pm               Mentor-Protégé Networking and Planning

3:00 pm                          Adjourn (you are welcome to stay and continue networking!)

Cost: $50includes session, lunch and FREE entry into the LAUNCH Conference February 1!

More about the presentation topics: 

Pay Attention: Listening Makes Us Better Professionals & People!
We have two ears and one mouth. We should be listening twice as long as we talk. To do that effectively we must listen with intention and understanding. Whether you are a mentor or mentee, the success of your relationship depends on your ability to listen.

Listening well is more than just being quiet. It is also about asking the right questions.
We all know how to listen, we just don’t always do it well when it is most critical. And, with practice, we can get better. This engaging presentation by Mark Willmarth of Vision West, Inc. will provide participants an opportunity to practice listening. As we all know, practice makes perfect!

Mentoring is like dating. How to make it work.
The key to success with mentoring is to begin with relationship, much like dating. Although this session is filled with practical advice starting with seven aspects of the relationship you need to get right for a good mentoring program, the advice has good social application as well.

In this fast-paced, interactive session, Dr. Troy will lead participants to self-discover the value in being intentional, why goal clarity is mission critical, the importance of open and honest communication with others and how to have fun along the way.

To get the most out of this workshop, it will be important to have a positive perspective toward relationship-building and be willing to laugh a little along the way.

How to Have Constructive Coaching Conversations with Your Mentee
A Mentor-Mentee relationship really is a partnership. Your mentee wants to know and understand how you got to where you are in your career. You want to tell them how you did it. However, there is a delicate balance between telling and guiding your mentee. A big part of that balance is knowing when and how to ask guiding questions, and when and how to “tell” them what to do.

In this interactive session, Grace Thompson of Local Government FCU will explore how to ask powerful questions. You will have the opportunity to practice your listening skills and frame your powerful questions. Be prepared to discuss a situation or issue you are trying to solve, or a goal you would like to achieve.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Jeff Hardin (919-457-9063).

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