Mentor Training

The Odyssey Peer Mentoring Programs offers mentor training for students to become proficient in mentorship and personal development coaching. In order for mentors to be assigned a mentee, mentors need to take basic training, Mentoring 101: General Overview and one elective training session.

Mentoring 101: General Overview

Students will learn the basics of a successful mentoring experience.

Learning Objectives

  • To educate new peer mentors on their role and responsibilities
  • To provide information that will assist peer mentors on how to work effectively with their mentees
  • To present an overview of the University, academic policies, and procedures
  • To provide peer mentors with a working definition of mentoring
  • To teach peer mentors how and when to refer mentees for additional or specialized help
  • To instruct peer mentors in the use and location of resource materials
  • To demonstrate proper recordkeeping procedures


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Academic Coaching

Students will learn how to coach mentees for academic success and receive a toolkit for college survival.

Learning Objectives

  • To educate mentors on study skills, time management strategies, and test taking tips for success
  • To provide information on the advising structures at KSU and how mentors fit into that framework
  • To provide mentors with the skills to lead mentees towards proactive course selection and course load management skills
  • To teach mentors basic skills on career exploration

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Adjusting to College

Students will learn about the psychological processes of the college transition process.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about the psychological/emotion stages of the college transition
  • To learn about positive approaches to stress management and dealing with mental health
  • To learn how to deal with social anxieties and the social adjustment to university life
  • To learn how to strike a balance between different life roles

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Intercultural Competency and Diversity Training

Learn about the importance of communicating with intercultural competency.

Learning Objectives

  • To gain a basic understanding of the culture and world views
  • To learn about different diversity characteristics and classification of identities
  • To learn about bias, stereotyping, Microagressions, and learning ways to mitigate these barriers to communication
  • To learn what it means to be a global citizen

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Intro to Student Leadership and Community Engagement

Students will learn about what the Division of Student Affairs has to offer in terms of student leadership and development opportunities.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about basic leadership concepts and terms, including what the literatures says about leadership
  • To learn about how to get involved in campus student life organizations
  • To learn about how to start your own student organization
  • To learn about volunteer and community engagement opportunities


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