While the results of a successful mentoring program are immeasurably rewarding, the process of planning a mentoring program - or reviewing the success of an existing program - can be a big challenge. Whether you are setting up a mentoring program for the near future, or looking to improve an already-running mentoring program, several questions must first be answered, including:
Is everyone clear regarding the precise definition of "mentoring" within our organization/team/program?
What expectations do stakeholders (mentors, mentees, managers, HR, and business sponsors) have of the program?
Do all stakeholders and mentoring program participants fully understand their roles?
Has a specific set of program and partnership objectives been agreed upon by key decision makers?
How will program ROI be measured? What specific success metrics will be used?
The Hi-Impact Mentoring® M*O*R*E (Mentoring Organizational Readiness and Effectiveness) Workshop is an expert-led strategy session in which key stakeholders will be guided in answering those specific questions, and many more, which are crucial to the success of mentoring as a business strategy. In the workshop, stakeholders will:
Understand the critical success factors of any mentoring program and how to avoid mistakes
Build a business case for mentoring to position it strategically and measure success
Gain expert advice on managing program challenges and avoiding pitfalls
Depending on your needs, the workshop can take either a one or two-day format, facilitated on-site or at any other convenient location.
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Your program's specific business objectives
Appropriate success metrics based on your objectives
Tasks required to execute each aspect of your program
A best-practice communication plan
Ideal role profiles / qualifications for participants
Content needed to engage and train participants targeted for your program
Critical process components to ensure complete tracking and reporting of success measurements
Strategic Program Planning - Create the most successful plan for your mentoring program in a collaborative setting with the assistance of an industry expert.
Optimal Implementation - Prepare your team to implement the most effective mentoring program possible from start to finish.
Maximized ROI - Generate maximum return on investment from the program.
Sustainability - Position your mentoring program for sustainability and generate a lasting impact for your organization.
Whether the focus of your mentoring initiative is formal or informal, having good, qualified mentors is important.
A good mentoring program facilitates accountability for its mentors. Mentors take responsibility for sharing knowledge and assisting in their mentees' development. Whether that development comes through career advice, personal advice, or teaching skills and competencies, the mentee depends on guidance, direction, and knowledge from the mentor that he or she feels is more experienced and knowledgeable in a given area than the mentee.
Our Mentor Certification program helps your organization optimize its mentoring program by ensuring that your mentors are qualified and dedicated to the success of their program.
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Qualify - Vet your participating mentors to evaluate their expertise, competence, and desire to mentor. Ensure the success of your mentoring program by appointing individuals who are ready and willing to mentor.
Educate - Conduct training classes for mentors to understand and execute their roles most effectively. Prepare your mentors for their roles by demonstrating their importance to your program and communicating your organization's vision for mentoring.
Certify - Recognize mentors as experienced and trustworthy program members through individualized certification. Enable your mentors to lead by example and create a culture of mentoring and development at your organization.
Aug 10, 2016
There are a set of skills possessed by good mentors that make them sought out for their knowledge and ability to guide mentees.
Aug 03, 2016
Organizations are realizing the ever changing landscape of the business world we live in. The more seasoned executives and baby boomers are coming into retirement age, which could potentially leave a company vulnerable if not properly prepared. Millennials are also on the hunt for a career that satisfies them. Companies are countering this by offering incentives such as mentoring programs to show the employee they are willing to invest in their future career path
Jul 29, 2016
After investing the time effort and money into starting a mentoring program, youíre going to want to see how itís doing. Are the mentors and mentees meeting their objectives? Are they getting along? Are the objectives realistic? All of these questions and more can be answered with these tips to measure the success of a mentorship.
Jul 27, 2016
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Jul 25, 2016
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