This text-based course is a written transcript of the course, "Innovative Approaches for Mentoring and Supervising for Today's Professionals", presented by Jean Blosser and Dede Matrangola on January 6, 2011.
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>> Amy Hansen: All right. Good afternoon, everyone. Let's go ahead and get started. Welcome to today's Expert Seminar Series, "Innovative Approaches for Mentoring and Supervising for Today's Professionals," presented by Jean Blosser and Dede Matrangola this afternoon. My name is Amy Hansen and I will be your moderator for this online course. At this time it is very much an honor to introduce Jean Blosser and Dede Matrangola this afternoon. Jean is Vice President for Therapy Programs and Quality with Progressus Therapy. She has held academic, clinical and leadership positions throughout her career. She has published clinical materials, books and articles on university clinical leadership and school based service delivery. She oversees mentoring programs for beginning as well as seasoned clinicians and Jean is very excited about the potential that mentoring offers. Dede Matrangola is the Director of Clinical Externships at Loyola University Maryland and is on the Board of Directors for Maryland Speech, Language, Hearing Association. Dede piloted and ran a statewide peer mentorship program. She has presented locally and has been published in the ASHA leader on supervision topics and she is also a contributor to the ASHA Ethics Education Manual. Welcome to both of you this afternoon and thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us today.
>>Jean Blosser: Welcome, everyone. I welcome all of you today and we're very excited about making this presentation. This presentation actually came together as a result of some lively conversation that a number of us had at a Council for Academic Programs meeting, when we started talking about the importance of mentoring and supervising today's professionals. They enter the profession really being able to benefit from others' experiences, and it's important that they really get launched in their careers in a way that they can be very excited and passionate professionals.
The original presentation from ASHA's 2010 convention was developed at the request of Division 11 Administration and Supervision, and I worked on that presentation as well as Dede Matrangola from Loyola, who is with us today. Today's presentation is considered Part One. On February 14th, Carol Dudding and Charles Carlin will do Part 2 for mentoring and supervision, and I hope many of you can participate in that session as well. That session will focus on using technology, integrating technology into mentoring and supervision. Dede and I will lay some groundwork today and then that session will be a continuation, looking into some very creative technology approaches. So let's get started.
By the end of the session today, we hope that you will be able to define mentoring and supervision for various purposes and various settings. We know that in this broad profession of ours, there are many situations that occur in each of our settings and they're different, yet there are some commonalities. What we want to do is talk about how mentoring and supervision differ from one another and also how they can be implemented in different ways and different settings for different purposes. We'll describe some of the primary challenges that impact mentoring and supervision. We'll highlight the benefits and some innovative models of mentoring and supervision. We'll also provide you with some very doable strategies for creating and improving mentoring and supervision in your organization, whatever that is.
As you're listening today, we invite you to participate in many ways. We invite you to make some notes and ask questions using the tools that SpeechPathlogy.com provides for you. At the end we'll entertain questions, but also throughout, if questions come in we'll try to address those. We also encourage you to consider everything that we're saying in relevance to where you are in your career as well as where you are in your work setting and situation.
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