VMT Mentor Professional Development

Our flagship mentor course is designed for both new and experienced mentors regardless of previous startup experience.

The course is structured into seven (7) modules delivered via the VMT’s self-paced e-learning system, and four (4) “live” virtual sessions facilitated by a certified instructor.

Become a VMT Certified Mentor by completing this course and 20 hours of side-by-side team mentoring with other VMT Certified Mentors.

Course Purpose

The VMT mentor development group designed this course to:

  • Prepare new mentors to add value to mentees.
  • Accelerate the development of mentor’s emotional connection to their fellow mentors.
  • Demonstrate the organization’s commitment to mentor education.
  • Support the ongoing success of the organization.
  • Reinforce the values of the organization.

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, an incoming mentor will:

  • Feel confident to fully engage in team mentoring sessions and collaborate with fellow mentors to add value by providing practical and meaningful feedback to mentees.
  • Demonstrate a solid grasp of the unique small business and startup framework, vocabulary, taxonomy, and processes.
  • Represent the organization’s core values in their interactions with mentees and mentors.

The course contents are below.

Click on any of the course modules to view a list of the individual video lessons.

This course is supplemented by:

  • Steve Blank’s How to build a startup, Udacity e-learning program.
  • Printable worksheets and handouts.
  • Third-party videos.
  • Third-party articles.
  • Required books, including David Rose’s Angel Investing and Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Generation.
  • Additional recommended books are also provided.