Why Mentoring Matters

Chronus

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.

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

G-Cube

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.

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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.

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!

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.

Mentoring Results

Clark Quinn

Eileen Clegg from the Future of Talent Institute (and colleague, we co-wrote the Extremophiles chapter for Creating a Learning Culture ) pinged me the other day and asked about my thoughts on the intersection of: The new role of managers in the results-oriented work environment ( ROWE ). She’d been excited about Cognitive Apprenticeship years ago after hearing me talk about it, and wondered if there was a role to play.

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.)

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

Chronus

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

New Research Shows Coaching Will Play a Huge Role in Pandemic Recovery

Allego

As organizations completely rethink their remote work strategies, scores of managers have had to figure out how to communicate, collaborate, and coach with large, dispersed teams. Coaching Will Play a Huge Role in Pandemic Recovery. Enable teamwork and 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.

Getting Learners to Collaborate in a Virtual Learning Environment

ScholarLMS

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.

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.

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.).

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

Most of the work in today’s organizations require some or all of the following key skills: Problem solving Critical and analytical thinking Pattern sensing and meaning making (connecting the dots) N etworking and collaborating Exception handling Ability to learn rapidly is perhaps the mega-skill that makes the rest possible. And this mega-shift calls for some key role changes and skill acquisition for L&D. The role of L&D will continue to evolve and expand.

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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 role technology plays in the knowledge creation process

Docebo

The following is part two of an excerpt from a knowledge brief by Aberdeen Group : the brief discusses the role that technology plays in the knowledge creation process and the ways in which Learning 3.0 Interaction and collaboration between individuals promotes the sharing of knowledge and helps generate new knowledge. Through leveraging collaboration tools and creating communities of practice, organizations can nurture the creation of new knowledge.

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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?

DR. STELLA LEE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

I foresee that as content curation and recommendation become more commonplace and automated, L&D will move to a quality control and evaluation role, overseeing the recommendations and adjusting content as needed. STELLA LEE - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

‘Black Mirror’ or better? The role of AI in the future of learning and development

CLO Magazine

Building a personal performance network: One of the most critical assets a new hire can build is a personal network within the organization to help them assimilate, grow and perform in their role.

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Developing Influence and Strengthening Communication: Mentors Share Their Insights

Everwise

In our most recent Ask Me Anything, we highlighted Everwise mentors with expertise in communication and influence. Thanks to the following mentors for providing their insights into the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Kiran Adibhatla , Director, Ellie Mae. Then, ask for ideas on how you and your team can collaborate with them to achieve the organizational goals. Mentoring Influence Management

The Role of the "New" Training Professional

OpenSesame

In many organizations the role of the training professional has transformed; no longer focused on delivering training, today’s L&D professional is now a facilitator of learning who also serves as an information manager, a content curator, and a builder of learning communities. We also encounter employees who readily and actively participate in learning as part of collaborative efforts with team members.

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12 Questions to Promote Collaborative Learning

TalentLMS

eLearning course collaboration is one of the hardest things to achieve. Without course collaboration, learning is incomplete, as eLearning is an inherently social process. With each batch of learners being more unique, challenging and intellectually advanced than the previous one, trainers and online facilitators soon run out of strategies to engage and collaborate with learners. What areas of this content encourage collaborative learning?

Role of L&D in Creating Effective Sales Enablement Strategies

Kea

One of its major roles is to fill in the gaps between sales and marketing content strategies. . It is a collaborative effort between different departments and processes. The role of content management is, therefore, critical to ensuring the success of sales enablement. Also, with the abundance of information available online, they rely on coaches and mentors to discover the right information and guide them through the learning process. . Allowing Mentoring or Coaching.

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Mentors Share Ways To Raise Your Profile At Work

Everwise

The recognition of your expertise can come in different ways from supporting a colleague, taking initiative for a project, or even from seemingly insignificant roles you take on in your daily work functions. Foster Effective Collaboration. One mentor, Thomas Oder , emphasizes the importance of making everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Half of our mentors shared they prefer sending an email to all employees, as it ensures offers one form of communication to all.

Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

Collaborating. If a leader is working to strengthen interpersonal risk taking or collaborating, for example, then their coach, mentor or leader must know what those things mean and what that person is doing to improve in those areas.

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2013 Collaboration — Division 2

CLO Magazine

SILVER: Hogan Lovells US Lawyers are rarely trained on how to collaborate, influence and motivate others — the so-called soft skills of business. “We hope this type of collaboration will spark other law firms and law schools to work together on shared learning goals,” said Lori Berman, director of professional development at Hogan Lovells.

7 Tips to Eliminating Gender Bias in the Workplace

Chronus

While selecting certain words to convey a role or responsibility is often done with little intent towards gender, certain words can have connotations in the world beyond intention or lack thereof. Collaborative. Establish Mentoring Programs.

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Connect to Engage: Millennials Want Collaborative, Online Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

We need to be able to access internal information and learning tools wherever we are and collaborate with those further than a few cubicles away. Offering online mentoring and learning opportunities will allow employees of all generations and levels in the organization to collaborate, learn and share ideas more easily. The definition of virtual collaboration tools, however, can be confusing. Ask A Gen Y collaboration communication learning delivery

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

For some organizations, the shortage of skilled executives, middle managers and individual contributors in critical roles already is having quantifiable ramifications — from decreased production capacity to drops in customer satisfaction. Many organizations have tasked such groups to make strategic investments that put the best people in suitable roles at the right time to drive performance. Collaborate to Lay the Competency Foundation.

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4 Ways to Appeal to Millennial Workers

KnowledgeCity

As millennial workers move into leadership roles, this generation is now in a position to institute real change in the way we do business. You may consider incentivizing taking certain courses, reading certain books, mentoring, job shadowing and eLearning. Encourage Collaboration. While many believe that millennial workers are slaves to their screens, the group actually craves collaborative environments and the opportunity to work with a team. It’s official.

The difference between designing online and face-to-face workshops

The eLearning Nomad

Even if you take on the role of e-facilitator as well, you still need to plan (i.e. Collaborative e-learning design is often overlooked in the curricula of instructional design courses at universities and other higher education organisations. There is more information about both workshops on the training and mentoring page on the website. Adult learning Collaborative eLearning eWorkshops Instructional design Happy New Year to all of you, dear blog readers!

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Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media practices can facilitate new forms of collaborative knowledge construction.