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Mentoring for Development
For First-Line Supervisors and Mid-Level Managers

Hours: 8
Tuition: $95

Program Information:

Human Resources specialists estimate that replacing an employee costs at least twice their annual salary. Research shows that people leave when no one is interested in their career progress and they feel that no one cares about them. Mentoring satisfies both of these issues.

Once an applicant is offered a position, both the community and the law enforcement agency have made a significant financial investment in the professional success of the newly hired employee. Once such an investment is made it is in the best interest of the organization that the employee continue to develop and become an integral member contributing to the mission and goals of the agency.

Successful mentoring programs have a large number of benefits, not only to the employees but also the organization. Employees are offered a smoother transition into the organization as well as a greater understanding of the organizational culture and history, enhanced work skills, and the ability to identify future career goals to name just a few of the benefits.

The mentoring philosophy can be utilized when hiring new personnel (both sworn and non-sworn) as well as a cross-training mechanism for newly promoted positions.

This program is intended for first line supervisors and mid– level managers. Class members will gain the skills necessary to understand the difference between mentoring and supervising, realize the traits of a good mentor, and how to develop / institute a mentoring program in their agency.

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

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Fax: (630) 942-3766


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