Workshop highlights the importance of mentors in today’s workplace | Money

ROOT —Gateway Technical College is hosting a series of workshops focusing on the importance of mentors in today’s workplace. Organizational psychologist and leadership coach Liz Oplatka and Gateway instructor Albe Heinen lead the sessions.

The free workshops will address the need and merits of mentoring as well as strategies for becoming a strong mentor. Workplace mentorship programs have been shown to strengthen companies by helping to create cultures where employees are engaged, increasing employee productivity, and creating a welcoming and productive work culture. The sessions are:

  • Session 1: “Psychological Safety in the Workplace,” 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 4. Participants will learn how to develop their skills by creating environments where employees have good reason to feel included, trustworthy, trustworthy and wanted – environments where employees are not afraid of being judged, belittled or dismissed.
  • Session 2: “Communication for Mentors,” 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 11. This session explores ways to assess and use effective communication skills to better coach and encourage employees.
  • Session 3: “Leadership for Mentors,” 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 18. This final session will show participants how to leverage leadership skills to encourage and retain employees and increase new hires’ chances of success.

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The workshops will be delivered via Zoom. People can register for one or all sessions. Go to For more information, contact Nicci Pagan, Gateway Learning Coordinator, at [email protected], 262-564-2952.

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