AUBURN — The Corporate and Community Services Department at Central Maine Community College will offer “Common Sense Workplace Mentoring” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 19 and 26 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. The fee for the class is $329 and includes materials.

Participants will learn how to transform “helpfulness” into a competitive advantage by developing an effective workplace mentoring program. Participants will listen, interact and practice to learn the six building blocks of a workplace mentoring model, how to use the building blocks to tailor a simple plan they can replicate in-house and practice giving and receiving mentoring. The final half-day session will be a follow-up session to hear and share success stories.

The course will be facilitated by Susan deGrandpre. She has a masters degree in education from the University of Southern Maine and a BA in sociology from the University of Massachusetts. She has been adjunct faculty at St. Joseph’s College and Southern Maine Community College. Her corporate experience includes L.L. Bean and Unum, where she held leadership positions in customer service. She started her consulting business in 1999, specializing in collaborative consulting.

The noncredit course is open to the public.

For more information or to register, contact the Corporate and Community Services Department at 755-5280 or 1-800-891-2002, ext. 280, e-mail [email protected] or visit