Through the Experts in Residence, the Shenandoah University School of Business offers both mentoring and coaching to its students. The unique experience and capacities of our experts in residence cross a diverse set of skills and foster hands-on-learning.
The coaching program is targeted to those students and/or alumni who are entering a new field of study or activity.
The mentoring program is targeted for those who are more advanced, generally through experience or advanced education.
The table below illustrates the breadth and depth of the services provided by the Experts in Residence.
|Key Goals||To correct inappropriate behavior, improve performance, and impart skills||To support and guide personal growth|
|Initiative for Mentoring||The coach directs the learning||The protege is in charge of the learning|
|Volunteerism||Volunteering not necessary (although agreement to participate is essential)||Mentor and protege both volunteer|
|Focus||Immediate problems and opportunities||Long-term personal career development|
|Roles||Heavy on telling, with appropriate feedback||Heavy on listening, role modeling, making suggestions, and connecting|
|Duration||Short-term & as needed||Long-term|
|Relationship||Coach is often the boss||Mentor is rarely the boss|