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Mentoring Workshop – “Mentors, Be Slow to Give Advice”

Power Skills

The best advice on giving advice is: don’t! 

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5:45 PM-7:30 PM EST


This will be a virtual event. Registered participants will receive Zoom details for the live webinar.


5:45-6:00 PM - Networking

6:00-7:00 PM - Workshop

7:00-7:30 PM - Q & A

What You Will Learn

All the current expert advice on giving advice is don’t! Of course, it is easy to argue that people seek a mentor because they want advice, and while that may be true, giving advice is the least helpful thing you can do for them.

Not giving advice is hard because as a project leader, you’re naturally action-oriented. Your work requires you to solve problems, come up with solutions quickly, and make decisions. You’re used to directing or organizing others, but mentoring takes a different approach.

It’s not that mentors never give advice, but the best ones make it a last resort.

In this session, internationally recognized mentoring specialist Ann Rolfe will share:

  • Ten reasons not to give advice
  • What to do instead
  • When you must give advice, how to do it well

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for PMINYC mentors. (If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please go to www.pminyc.org/mentoring and complete the mentoring application, or write to us at mentoring@pminyc.org.)

Workshop Leader


Ann Rolfe is the author of Mentoring Mindset Skills and Tools 4th Edition, The Mentor’s Toolkit for Career Conversations, and Advanced Mentoring Skills: Taking Your Conversations to the Next Level, and other books. A UK-born Australian, Anne lives in a small town on the east coast of Australia, at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. 

Now retired, Ann was a trainer, consultant, and coach. Before 2022, she spent over 30 years helping organizations to set up and run mentoring programs, train mentors and mentees, and provide career development. She is now devoted to making accessible her life’s work in mentoring, career, and strengths-based development through her books and webinars.


PMI-certified participants will earn 1.5 Power Skills PDUs. https://www.pmi.org/certifications/certification-resources/maintain/earn-pdus/plan-development-talent-triangle 

Event Admission

Admission requires advance registration.


 $0.00 Active PMINYC Mentors

$10.00 PMINYC Members

 $5.00 PMINYC Members - early bird rate before September 7

$15.00 Non-Members

$10.00 Non-Members - early bird rate before September 7


For event information, please contact Jack Davis, Director of Mentoring Programs, at jack.davis@pminyc.org.

To join the PMINYC Mentoring Program, please follow the instructions on our Mentoring Program web page or write to us at mentoring@pminyc.org.


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Type of category: Mentoring Program

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: September 14th, 2022

Hour: 5:45PM to 7:30PM

# of PDUs: 1.5


Members: USD$10.00

Non members and Guests: USD$15.00

Students: USD$5.00

Event Information