Four Steps to Becoming An
Effective Mentor

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 12 pm (Central)

Have you ever thought about becoming a mentor but didn't know how to get started?

five-steps--1-Mentoring is a valuable tool for professional development that can result in positive outcomes for both the mentor and mentee. Through mentoring, employees are able to more successfully navigate through the workplace, explore potential career paths, and receive guidance to assist them with targeted skill development.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to identify the specific skills and strengths that you could potentially offer as a mentor

  • Strategies for building formal and informal mentoring relationships in the workplace

  • Best practices for communication in mentoring, including how to give constructive feedback and emphasize active listening

  • Strategies for overcoming common fears that might be preventing you from wanting to become a mentor.

If you've ever considered becoming a mentor but felt that you didn't have enough time, that you're too much of a beginner yourself, or that your communication skills might be holding you back, this session is for you.

About the Presenter: 

olivia-liddell-headshot_2Olivia Liddell, AM '08, is a Technical Curriculum Developer at Amazon Web Services. She has a Master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree from New York University. Over the course of her career, Olivia has created innovative teaching and technical training solutions for learners from diverse backgrounds and skill levels. She taught middle school Arabic in Chicago Public Schools and has developed several web applications for Arabic language learners.
Olivia is an internationally renowned keynote speaker. A Certified Ethical Hacker, she frequently speaks at tech conferences on topics such as social engineering and how to use human hacking techniques to improve communication skills, lead change management efforts, and foster team building initiatives. You can find her online at www.olivialiddell.com.





Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 12pm (Central)


Cost: Complimentary

Location: Online 




Event Contact

Sam Constance
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Career Programs