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Session Information

FRM F077 - Leading Your Team by Coaching and Mentoring

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room D240

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Elizabeth I. McBurney, MD, FAAD - Handout


  • Sandra Ellison

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe the differences between directive and non-directive coaching and identify situations where each may be most appropriate, as well as recognize why it is difficult for physicians to coach in a non-directive manner.
  • Demonstrate the skills that are key to coaching/mentoring, including active listening, communicating and providing feedback, and guiding others to self-awareness.
  • Determine how to initialize, maintain and conclude a mentoring/coaching relationship.

To get where you are today, you almost certainly had mentors/coaches who set the example and helped to guide you. Are you ready to learn those key skills that make a good mentor/coach so you can develop your team? This session will describe why coaching skills are an essential element of being an effective mentor, and explain when a directive vs. non-directive coaching style is more appropriate. You’ll learn tools for successful communication, providing effective feedback and guiding others to find the solution. Tips will be offered on how to establish and maintain positive working relationships. This interactive session will help you develop necessary skills to be an effective coach/mentor, whether you’re developing residents or faculty in an academic setting or building an effective working team of staff in the private office.