Mentoring and the Mythological Need for the Other
Kwame Scruggs, Founder and Director, Alchemy, Akron, Ohio
Mentoring will be viewed through the lens of myth. Common themes in myth are often common themes in life. We find in myth that the hero/heroine never accomplishes their tasks alone; they always have some sort of assistance from a guide, a mentor. Using the mentoring program “Alchemy” as an example, we will explore some mythological traits of the mentor/mentee relationship through myth.
The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Mentoring
Meenalochani (Meena) Kumar
This program will help participants understand the importance of Emotional intelligence in both mentors and mentees during Mentoring. The focus will be on Self awareness, emotional regulation and empathy in particular during the mentoring process. Participants will take away a tool for Self awareness.