Mentorship 101 – The Needs of the Next Generation Defined

In the past, many have relied upon the kindness of others to teach us what we needed to know. The alternative was to “hope” we could pick up enough ourselves to become self-taught success stories.

The challenge of attracting people to our industry is becoming even larger, and organizations must learn to identify the needs of those they wish to hire in order to put significant processes in place to retain them.

During this session, Stephane McShane will discuss the differing needs of the next generations of workers and how significant changes in our training processes must occur. This will include:

  • A discussion on how the developmental needs of the next generations differ
  • Definitions of what mentorship should entail
  • Evaluations of current training methods in contrast with future needs
  • An outline an effective mentorship and training methodologies to increase chances of high-level engagement

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Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group

Stephane McShane is a Director at Maxim Consulting Group responsible for the evaluation and implementation processes with our clients. Stephane works with construction related firms of all sizes to evaluate business practices and assist with management challenges. With a large depth of experience working in the construction industry, Stephane is keenly aware of the business and, most specifically, operational challenges that firms face. Her areas of expertise include: Leadership development, executive coaching, organizational assessments, strategic planning, project execution, business development, productivity improvement, and training programs. Mrs. McShane is an internationally recognized speaker, mentor, author, and teacher. Her ability to motivate, inspire, and create confidence among your work groups is extremely rare and very effective.

Stephane possesses the rare combination of talent from being in the field as an apprentice, electrician, foreman, then working her way through each operational chair within a successful electrical construction firm. Her ability and drive defined her to be “best in class” at each position held. This talent is what makes her tremendously effective at operational and organizational assessments today. She has successfully conquered every operational position from being an estimating trainee through executive management. She has built, trained, and led her teams to become the undisputed leaders in their markets. She can quickly identify organizational positives and negatives and assess appropriate action steps and throughputs.