Why Mentoring Matters

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Mentoring is not limited to one style, format or place. And some mentoring relationships occur informally amongst networks. Sometimes, mentoring supports diversity and inclusion efforts. And sometimes, mentoring exposes young people to caring, involved role models.

Remote Mentoring 101

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The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. Even our clients with well-developed mentoring programs have suffered with the disruption.

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Online Mentoring: How Technology Can Enhance Mentoring Connections

Chronus

One of the great things about mentoring is the real, human connection that’s created by two or more people. Mentoring requires thoughtful conversations, brainstorming and generally diving in deep with someone else. Zoom, Google Hangouts) to online collaboration tools (e.g.,

The Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

Chronus

Especially for workplaces that depend on collaboration and team building, the sudden switch to remote work can feel like the end of days. In today’s post, explore the benefits of virtual mentoring and how it can help your organization stay connected and engaged. Larger Pool of Mentors.

3 Outcomes of Reverse Mentoring

Absorb LMS

While mentoring roles of the past were reserved for the most senior members of our society or the executive level of an organization, today’s mentors are present in every generation and in every role. Rather than relying strictly on a top-down approach to mentoring, organizations are exploring reverse mentoring to meet business needs. In the past, mentoring was a one-way street—from elder to younger.

The Time for Future-Ready Mentoring Is Now

Chronus

In times like these, we often turn to tried and true practices that can help us navigate challenges, and that’s where the power of mentoring comes in. Chronus News Ideas from Industry Mentoring future-ready mentoring hybrid workplace

The role of Mentor in e-Learning: Adding the Human Touch

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The traditional meaning of ‘Mentor’ is one who offers support and direction. In the corporate scenario, mentoring is an established way of transferring knowledge, developing skills and fostering confidence. In an ideal world, learners can benefit the most out of regular interactions with mentors and gain professional insights to do their jobs well. Building case for Mentors in e-learning. Mentors in E-Learning.

7 Signs to Understand Who a Perfect Mentor Is

Your Training Edge

Although there is a big variety of ways to train your employees, many companies rely on collaborating with mentors as it’s an actionable way to help your coworkers learn something new without the educational process. Mentoring is a process of advising and training when an experienced employee helps a new or inexperienced employee obtain knowledge. So, let’s find out who a perfect mentor is. A perfect mentor has: Knowledge and Experience in the Niche.

Note to men: Mentor her! (Yes, even during a pandemic)

CLO Magazine

Social distancing during COVID-19 is uncomfortable and challenging, but it also creates unique opportunities for men mentoring women to continue to be reliable and caring colleagues. Mentoring in times of high stress and uncertainty. The post Note to men: Mentor her!

Collaborative learning

Ed App

As I began to study pedagogy more and simultaneously observe in the classroom, I began to see that collaborative learning has a definite place in an educational framework. What is the fear about collaborative learning? Why I needed to update my view on collaborative learning.

Mentoring Results

Clark Quinn

That needs collaboration, and we are still exploring that, though there are some really clear components. Though one of the nice things about cognitive apprenticeship is that it naturally incorporates collaborative learning, and can develop that as it develops understanding of the domain. You apprentice both in tasks *and* learning, basically, until you’re an expert in your domain are defining what’s new in conjunction with your collaborators.

Maneuver Mentoring Obstacles

CLO Magazine

In organizations across the country, mentoring programs are acknowledged to benefit both talented employees and their managers, adding millions of dollars to the bottom line. In fact, research consistently shows that mentoring provides pivotal developmental relationships that function as the backbone for organizational improvement. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships. Mentors are especially important for women.

Celebrating World Bee Day: eLearning Lessons From Buzz-Worthy Mentors

Dan Keckan

In celebration of World Bee Day, we explore 5 valuable lessons they can teach us about collaborative learning. Collaborative Learning Collaboration In eLearning Company Culture Learning And Development Strategies Learning Culture Team Building

Flash Mentoring: One-Time Learning for Self-Driven Development

Chronus

With flash mentoring, participants can turn to mentors in order to learn a skill or topic of their choosing in a short amount of time. What is Flash Mentoring? Flash mentoring is one-time or short-term mentoring. Instead of a relationship that lasts months, flash mentoring is centered around tactical one-time meetings that provide knowledge or skills when participants need them. What are the Benefits of Flash Mentoring? Who Can Use Flash Mentoring?

The Impact of Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters

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They’re not ready for internships, ready for mentors, ready to go outside in the world. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound wanted to expand their already established youth mentoring program into the high school space in order to help more at-risk students graduate from high school, go to college, and become positive members of today’s competitive and growing workforce. Big Brothers Big Sisters already produces amazing results with their dedication to youth mentoring.

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

One such practice is to encourage and support reverse mentoring and incorporate it as a norm within your organizational culture. What is reverse mentoring? Typically, in a mentoring relationship the mentor is someone who has more experience in a particular area or in their career and who provides guidance to a mentee with less experience. Implementing reverse mentoring is one of many opportunities for organizations with a multigenerational workforce.

Think You’re Cut Out to Be a Mentor? Take This Quiz.

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Interested in mentoring? Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell, and dozens of other successful business leaders have had mentors help them hurdle challenges and knock out their goals. You may have benefited from having a mentor yourself. And if you’re thinking you might make a great mentor for another young professional, you’ve chosen a worthy path. But mentoring isn’t for everyone. Are you a natural mentor?

Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

Avilar

Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Introduced by the university’s equality and diversity department, the program pairs senior white academics and management personnel with a black, Asian, or minority ethnic (BAME) colleague mentor. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

Black Belt Mentors

CLO Magazine

Government Accountability Office decided to develop a mentoring program in 2016, organizational leaders knew they wanted to integrate it seamlessly into their learning environment. The GAO Mentoring Program, as the program they developed became known, aims to create a collaborative learning environment, improve employee morale and provide opportunities for employee development, Crosetto said. A successful mentoring program supports this organizational effort.

Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

Chronus

A complex challenge needs an innovative solution, and mentoring is proving to be a viable answer. Drive Innovation with Formal Mentoring Programs. HBR found that “ mentoring programs make companies’ managerial echelons significantly more diverse. ” The improvement in numbers stems from the nature of mentoring in an informal setting versus a formal program.

Find the Right Mentor

CLO Magazine

Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship. This fall HarperCollins will publish our new book, “One Minute Mentoring.”. Mentoring has become a hot topic in recent years, and it’s one that’s always been close to my heart. Yet despite growing interest, mentoring is still not a common practice. Our research has found that while people like the idea of mentoring, they encounter predictable obstacles when taking that first step.

Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

ID Reflections

As an Instructional Designer and L&D Consultant, I am often asked questions like: 1.What social collaboration platform should we use? 2.How do we get people to collaborate ? My first reaction is to say: "You can''t make people share or get anyone to collaborate." There are very few generative businesses like the ones mentioned above who see themselves as part of an ecosystem where cooperation and collaboration enables growth for all.

The role of mentors in L&D programs

Everwise

Learning and development programs are as varied as companies themselves, but there’s one feature that encompasses most of the effective talent management strategies: mentors. Across many industries, mentoring has been shown to produce solid business outcomes. When implementing or modifying your company’s L&D program, mentoring is one of the best ways to boost employee engagement, create strong leaders for your company and even keep turnover costs in check.

Mentors: Increase Retention, Completion, and Build Your Learning Culture

Edvance360

Building relationships through collaboration (wiki tool), discussion and debate (discussions and live chat tools) and even live meetings that can be recorded on the LMS (video-conferencing integration). Building relationships that specifically benefit minorities (via course facilitator tools) and individuals (learning paths and mentors). This blog focuses on that last one: mentors. Mentors can be any role in the LMS (learner, instructor, staff, admin, etc.)

Wanted: Collaboration; Communication; and Teamwork

The Performance Improvement Blog

The ability to collaborate, communicate, and work effectively in teams are some of the competencies most in demand by employers today. Sodexo’s 2017 Global Workplace Trends Report summarizes research that points to collaboration and teamwork as critical to the workplace today. Workplaces are being designed to facilitate collaboration and teamwork. The Economist warns us about the downside to collaboration.

Large-scale online course design? Use collaborative learning for high engagement

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Collaborative learning can help keep people engaged and motivated online. I have chosen to focus strongly on collaborative learning. This collaborative assignment was an important factor in keeping people active and has been highly valued.

Piecing together collaboration and cooperation

Clark Quinn

In an insightful piece , Harold Jarche puts together how collaboration and cooperation are needed to make organizations work ‘smarter’, integrating workgroups with the broader social network by using communities of practice as the intermediary. Within these communities, sharing pointers as well as deeper thoughts are mechanisms for ‘stealth mentoring ‘ and explicit mentoring is valuable as well.

Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment

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Traditional learning environments serve as natural hubs of social or collaborative learning. Collaborative learning in virtual or online learning environments, on the other hand, happens only if learning programs support and promote interactivity and learner engagement.

What Are the Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace?

Unboxed

What Are the Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace? The benefits of coaching and mentoring in the workplace simply can’t be overstated. What’s the impact of coaching and mentoring on employees? What are effective mentoring and coaching processes?

Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

Your Training Edge

But social media platforms are just technologies that have enabled a more fundamental transformation, and not just in business: today communication, collaboration, and social interaction take center stage in our lives, in our work, and in our learning. We’ve all heard that most of learning is informal, and much of informal learning is social (coaching/mentoring, talking in the break room, chatting online, etc.).

How Male Mentors Can Develop Women at Work

CLO Magazine

The workforce includes more women — especially in traditionally male professions — and business leaders are changing workplace environments to be more flexible, collaborative and caring in a calculated effort to attract and retain the best talent, both male and female. Mentorship is essential for women’s advancement, but women often encounter more challenges acquiring and developing mentoring relationships. Male mentors may have to demand that their mentee have a seat at the table.

9 tips for successfully including peer collaboration in an online course

The eLearning Nomad

Often when I ask new clients why they opt for a ‘blended’ program, they indicate the need for people to work together – implying that true collaboration can only happen face-to-face. Many of our clients run successful collaborative eWorkshops (mostly asynchronous, so no or few webinars ). In fact, there might be more collaboration in an online version compared to its face-to-face equivalent because we’re giving people more time to think and formulate their contributions.

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

Chronus

In 2017, engagement will take center stage as the workforce asks for better employee development, benefits, and mentoring. The concept and realization of mentoring is vital from a young age to adulthood, ideally a partnership between higher education and the workplace, to prepare students and alumni to enter the workforce. It also contributes to the collaboration and diversity of ideas that Bersin reports creates a more empowered enterprise for the future.

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

Matrix

Mentoring is definitely not a recent concept. The benefits of having good mentoring programs within the organization are great. Mentoring encourages the development of a corporate learning culture , a culture where employees take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge and best practices among peers. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that. Reverse mentoring.

The Value in Cross-Generational Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way for individuals to grow their careers. Whether young people are learning from seasoned pros, or career achievers are passing along their wisdom, mentoring offers a host of benefits: increased knowledge, new skills, elevated energy levels and career satisfaction. Without the many mentors I’ve had along the way, my career and company would never have happened. Peer-to-peer mentoring can be just as beneficial.

5 Steps To Launch Successful Peer-Coaching Online Training

Dan Keckan

Social Learning Coaching And Mentoring Collaboration In eLearning Corporate eLearning Best Practices Social Learning TipsThe buddy system works well for shadow-programs and in-person training. Can it be effectively applied in online training environments?

Planning Collaboration Activities

eFront

Let’s discover how you can be mindful in planning and implementing a well-collaborated course – an increasingly important post-launch activity. Your eLearning course can become dynamic in terms of application if you collaborate with your learners based on their learning needs and the organization’s learning goals. Let’s explore the planning stage of eLearning program collaboration. Collaboration is an important part of the eLearning course.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Modern mentoring gives them a way to achieve that.

An Experienced Mentor on Building a Successful Partnership

Everwise

Though Frank never got paired with an official mentor, his supervisors early on filled the role in an unofficial capacity. Every boss I had was also a mentor, so I got some outstanding business advice,” Frank says, looking back. As much as he values the guidance he got from his bosses back then, Dreier does wish he’d had access to external mentors too. What do you need for a successful mentor/protege partnership? What do you enjoy most about being a mentor?

Differentiation Through Flipped Out Collaboration

TechSmith Camtasia

As I was about to enter my second year of teaching and first year teaching AP Calculus, I called my former teacher, coach, and mentor Steve Kelly to pick his brain about some aspects of the curriculum. Why not take a course, precalculus in our case, and collaborate to integrate everything we truly believed should be in the modern math classroom? We built giant whiteboards to encourage collaborative problem solving. Collaboration: Working Outside your Bubble.