Online Workshop

Fundamentals of Transformative Mentoring and Coaching

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About this Online Workshop

This program will enable leaders to develop the interpersonal and transformative skills needed to successfully leverage the talents of staff. In addition, leaders will gain greater insights into what actions they can take to position their organization as an attractive employer, empower and motivate their teams, promote a learning culture, and build effective relationships with their employees.

The primary way that leaders effect transformation is through the people they manage. Transformative coaching and mentoring are two important proactive tools leaders can deploy to achieve organizational goals and personal growth. Coaching is an interactive process through which managers and employees work together to develop employee capabilities or solve performance problems. Mentoring is a deliberate and voluntary relationship where a trusted counsellor or guide passes on knowledge and experience that enable the person being mentored to use his/her traits and skills effectively.

Both coaching and mentoring therefore balance employee and corporate goals that encourage employees to take ownership of their performance and development plans.

This program explores the various interactional modes, challenges and benefits that best promote corporate transformation and cultural re-design.

NOTE: This is an interactive, virtual workshop, which is different from a webinar. Participants will be expected to participate through voice and video, and to engage with each other and the facilitator in large and small group discussions, to learn from each other and practice skill development.

Learning Objectives

  • Defining coaching and its similarities to and differences to mentoring
  • Exploring the dynamics of active listening
  • Explore the GROW model of coaching
  • Discover the relation between psychological capital and mentoring
  • Engage in exercises to practise active listening and coaching 

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior management staff in human services
  • Provincial staff


Three, three-hour workshops followed by one, six-hour workshop, over the course of two weeks.

Workshop Dates and Registration

All sessions in Eastern Standard Time.

June 3 – 14, 2024

  • Part 1: Monday, June 3 | 9:00 – 12:00

  • Part 2: Wednesday June 5 | 9:00 – 12:00

  • Part 3: Wednesday, June 12 | 9:00 – 12:00

  • Part 4: Friday, June 14 | 9:00 – 4:00

  • Registration Cut Off: Thursday, May 30

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November 5 – 15, 2024

  • Part 1: Tuesday, November 5 | 9:00 – 12:00

  • Part 2: Thursday, November 7 | 9:00 – 12:00

  • Part 3: Thursday, November 21 | 9:00 – 12:00

  • Part 4: Monday, November 25 | 9:00 – 4:00

  • Registration Cut Off: Friday, November 1

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  • Members: $425 + HST

  • Non-Members: $553 + HST

  • Non-Member Education Level 1/2: $445 + HST

Bring This Workshop to Your Staff

OMSSA can work with you to deliver this workshop to you and your team in an in-person format at a time that works for you. We can also customize the content of each workshop to meet your specific needs. Contact OMSSA's Director, Education Christie Herrington to learn more about bringing this workshop to your staff. 


Here are what some attendees had to say about this workshop:

Facilitator was knowledgeable and welcoming. Several sessions over a few weeks allowed learning while keeping up with workload and building on concepts learned.

The content was interesting throughout each session. I enjoyed that the sessions consisted of a mix of lecturing from the instruction, time for questions and discussion as a whole group, as well as smaller, more intimate group work. The change-up supported in keeping my interest piqued.

JP was an amazing facilitator and kept me engaged - I would happily participate in anything he was to provide as a result.

About the Facilitator

Dr. JP Gedeon is one of North America's foremost experts on Transformative Leadership in the public sector. He is an award-winning keynote speaker, respected executive, sought-after strategist and transformation consultant, and internationally published author. He has worked for top corporations in Canada and the United States, in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Technical Requirements

OMSSA will be hosting this virtual workshop using Zoom, an online, interactive platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading 'Zoom Client for Meetings' on your computer or tablet

Participants will be expected to join the workshop via both video and audio. Participants should therefore have access to a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet with:

  • a webcam or built-in camera

  • a built-in microphone or a headphone jack where you can plug in a headset or earphones

We strongly recommend that participants use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone in order to limit background noise. 

System requirements: Click here for more detailed information on system requirements from Zoom.