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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Coaching for Performance and Mentorship


A mentor “has a deep personal interest in your long term development” and a coach “develops specific skills for the task, challenges and performance expectations at work”. Combining these two distinct abilities will be mutually beneficial as you develop confidence and grow within your chosen career. 

The objective of this Ontario Tech University certificate program is to build your professional confidence in-order to provide guidance and "mentorship" to those who are establishing or growing in their career. This program is specifically beneficial to all executives, supervisors and managers to encourage staff performance. HR professionals or business owners will also learn to build a successful in-house mentorship program.

Successful completion of this program will award participants with a certificate of completion from Ontario Tech University.  

Please contact us at if you are interested in arranging this as a customized program.

Who should attend

You may use these skills to encourage relationships and to develop collaboration in many professional circumstances, such as:
  • Alumni to participate in their school mentorship program
  • Professionals to mentor new employees and/or students in their careers
  • Human Resource professionals to support an in-house mentorship programs
  • Executives, leaders, managers to encourage performance improvement and to facilitate success  

What you'll learn

At the completion of this course participants will have developed the following abilities:
  • Understand the difference between coaching for performance and coaching for development
  • Articulate the difference between coaching, mentoring, and counseling
  • Understand the systemic impact of effective coaching in an organization
  • Develop insight into the motivation of employees
  • Coach in alignment with your organization’s vision, mission, and values
  • Mentor a person in a specific area of expertise to motivate and build their career
  • Encourage and develop a mentorship program that best meets the needs of your organization

Required elements

Use the pre-developed components listed here for your customized program or let us help you customize and develop components to meet your needs:

  • Online component

    Participants will begin the online learning during the one-month prior to attending the in-class session. During this time you will:

    • Have access to a rich multi-media library;
    • Actively participate in the threaded discussions;
    • Complete assigned reading to support the threaded learning and discussion.
  • In-person component

    COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. All in-class components will be offered through a virtual classroom.

    The course culminates in a one-day workshop in which the participants reinforce the online learning through case studies and application. Participants have an opportunity to learn from our professional and will network with peers to learn, discuss, develop and practice new skills during this interactive learning environment.

  • Summative assignment
    A summative assignment will be determined based on custom needs.

 Registration Status
Customized program


*COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.




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