Career Development Relationships

What are Career Development Relationships?

Throughout these modules, you’ll see the phrase Career Development Relationships, and its abbreviation “CDRs.” There are five types of CDRs: precepting, sponsoring, mentoring, coaching, and peer-strategizing.

To be an effective coach, it is important to understand the other four CDRs, and how coaching differs from each of them. The slides below outline the key functions of precepting, peer-strategizing, sponsoring, and mentoring relationships.

Want to learn more about the different types of CDRs? The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses has a great has a great summary document that outlines each of the five different relationships, with an overview and sample scenario for each.