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.

Remote Mentoring 101

G-Cube

The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. So how do you translate these into a remote working environment where all the above are not possible for the lack of a personal interface?

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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. It gets us back to a time before social media – before we considered a “like” a meaningful interaction with another person. So much communication is non-verbal—e.g.,

The Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

Chronus

As we move into a “new normal” of working from home, the value of communication is more important than ever. In today’s post, explore the benefits of virtual mentoring and how it can help your organization stay connected and engaged. What is Virtual Mentoring?

Confident Communication: How to Discover and Hone Your Personal Voice

KnowledgeCity

No matter the situation, when individuals need to work together to achieve a common goal, communication is the engine that drives collaboration. Here is a closer look at modern business communication practices, as well as some ways to create and maintain a personal voice.

Why Colleges Should Be Supporting Students With Mentors

Chronus

Sometimes it can be really difficult for students to make that transition, but mentoring provides extra support that can help new students find their footing in college or soon-to-be-graduates find their place in the world beyond the walls of higher ed. Types of Academic Mentoring.

The Time for Future-Ready Mentoring Is Now

Chronus

All of this while most of us were trying to navigate our personal and professional lives from the kitchen, den, bedroom or wherever else we could carve out a quiet place to focus and work. Chronus News Ideas from Industry Mentoring future-ready mentoring hybrid workplace

Online Mentoring: How Technology Can Enhance Connectivity

Chronus

One of the great things about mentoring is the real, human connection that’s created by two or more people. It gets us back to a time before social media – before we considered a “like” a meaningful interaction with another person. So much communication is non-verbal—e.g.,

Virtual Mentoring In Times of Crisis and Social Isolation

Chronus

She said that’s why this is a critical time for mentoring as mentoring is all about “deep, intentional, relationships of care,” and the world needs more deep connections than ever. . How Chronus Supports Virtual Mentoring. That’s where virtual mentoring comes in.

4 Things You Need To Remember Before Launching a B- School Mentoring Program

Origin Learning

What is a mentoring program? A mentoring program is a systematic framework which provides for career counseling of individuals. Though traditionally, mentors were necessarily older, more senior people; now mentoring has become more of a two-way process where mentors and mentees can benefit mutually. A B-school mentoring program is one which aims to facilitate such a setup for fresh B-school graduates. How to design a good B-school mentoring program?

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. These communication mediums alleviate the need to worry about office gossip, after-hour meals and optics.

How to Build Effective Mentoring Relationships

Pract.us

Strong mentoring relationships benefit mentor and mentee alike. Mentoring others is good for your career. A 2013 study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior found that mentors enjoy greater job satisfaction and career success than non-mentors. But what does it mean to become a mentor and how do you make it work? First, remember that the heart of mentoring is a relationship between you and a colleague. Plan how you’ll communicate.

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. This program is meant to help students navigate the challenges of high school, both academic and personal.

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.

Mentoring Program Success Story: Extensis Group’s Career Mentoring Program

Chronus

Mentoring programs provide numerous benefits to both employees and employers. For Extensis Group , a regional professional employer organization headquartered in the NYC area, establishing a growing career mentoring program has helped them to transfer knowledge across the organization, and share company insights across departments and teams in order to create a more unified and engaged workforce. Q: Why did Extensis start a mentoring program? Q: What benefits did mentors see?

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

Pract.us

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?

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

A 2018 survey from the LeanIn Foundation and SurveyMonkey found that nearly half of male managers felt uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone or socializing together. Specifically, the number of male managers who felt uncomfortable mentoring women went from 5 percent to 16 percent in late 2017 after the #MeToo movement went viral. That means about 1 in 6 male managers would hesitate to mentor a woman.

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. When the U.S.

Establish Business Mentoring Programs in the Workplace in 5 Easy Steps

Enyota Learning

Business mentoring programs have a major role to play in running a business successfully. Mentors have the ability to boost learning processes by sharing their personal experiences, insights, and learning with other employees. Why do you need a business mentor? Business mentors are required to share their experiences, and guide less experienced colleagues with valuable feedback and reassurance. There are two main reasons why employees need a business mentor.

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. Miller offers the following, “Finding the right method and cadence for communication delivery is a challenge, especially if you have managers who are requesting information and feedback on their staff.

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: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. Mentoring administrators are part coach, part facilitator, part support network and part matchmaker. Learning leaders must consider these various aspects and take part in the mentoring program in multiple ways to make the programs work. Transformative Mentoring.

2 communication pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

CLO Magazine

In a time where racial tensions are high, and everyone is on edge due to a global pandemic, communication remains a relevant competency to master. . Discussing the importance of communication is not new or groundbreaking. How does the communicator relate to the audience? .

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus

This is precisely the reason why mentoring circles, a modern form of group mentoring, is on the rise, quickly gaining popularity in organizations looking to tackle gender diversity head on. Why Mentoring Circles? Circle members (ideally between five and eight people) choose a topic—whether it be personal or professional—for group discussion. This modern form of mentoring imparts a feeling of inclusivity that can help employees feel more connected and engaged.

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

The study, which looked at the workplace learning preferences of some 2,000 knowledge workers, gauged the use, deployment and perceptions of web communications and learning technology platforms among a broad swath of workers. Of the nine learning methods examined by the study, instructor-led training, short-clip video, and coaching and mentoring were the top three learning approaches cited by respondents overall. Create reverse mentoring opportunities.

Making the most of mentoring partnerships: Mentors share their thoughts

Everwise

As part of our “Ask me Anything” series that poses questions from our user community to our mentor community, we recently asked three Everwise Mentors to share their experiences about how to make the most of mentoring partnerships. Our community posed a variety of questions around starting out a mentoring relationship, making ongoing mentoring effective, and taking action. Starting a mentoring relationship: Identifying needs and building trust.

Inspire and Lead With Interpersonal Communication

KnowledgeCity

They are all considered great leaders with extraordinary abilities to communicate on all levels. But, what is the secret to interpersonal communication that not only satisfies its primary purpose but also inspires and creates trust in your leadership abilities? Interpersonal communication is not about being a great talker. One of the first steps in learning how to communicate well is learning how to actively listen. Always be mindful of what the other person is saying.

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. It’s not that they don’t value the expertise of one exceptional person but they need to share it.

Need Help Developing Soft Skills? Get a Mentor

CLO Magazine

Mentoring can help. At its core, mentoring is about people coming together and learning from one another. In a nutshell, mentoring relationships help people improve soft skills such as listening, receiving feedback and being empathetic because they use those same skills in the relationships themselves. People can practice those skills during mentoring, even if the main focus of the relationship is not centered on the soft skill itself.

Why Mentoring Should be Protégé-Led

Everwise

People seek out mentors at all different stages of their career and for a variety of reasons. Whether they are trying to gain visibility in their industry, obtain a promotion, move to a new business unit, or simply determine their next career goals, mentoring can help many professionals advance. Traditionally this relationship has looked more directive, with the experienced mentor teaching the protégé what they considered useful and necessary.

The Benefits Of Mentoring As An Executive

Everwise

For young professionals, having an experienced mentor can contribute to their future success. The career advantages of having a mentor are well-documented and manifold. On the other side of the equation, it’s easy to assume executive mentors participate merely out of altruism. There is more to mentoring than simply “giving back” or “feeling a sense of personal satisfaction.” For executives in particular, acting as a mentor can move their own career forward.

Level Up Your Leadership with Mentoring Best Practices

CX Journey

Mentoring is a powerful way to enrich the careers of protégés and mentors alike. A mentor added that they gain from their partnerships too, “I’ve discovered that my protégés introduce me to a totally different perspective on something that I thought was just one way. So how can one ensure their mentoring relationship performs as well as possible? Openness and honesty from [mentors],” she says, sets the stage for protégés to do the same. Method of communication.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Connectivism, the theory underpinning how we learn and interact in the networked era, implies that learning relies on communicating ideas and having meaningful interactions. I would also like to emphasize that PLN is intricately linked to one''s personal knowledge management (PKM) capabilities.

Making Sure Mentoring Is A Two-Way Street

Mindflash

Mentoring is much more complex and complicated relationship than most people think. Mentors and their protégés need to take care to establish a mutually-beneficial relationship in order for it to be truly successful. Tougher times call for stronger personal/professional support systems. I never charged a fee for being a mentor, although there is a definite balance of value for a mentor/protégé relationship to work. 2. What qualities should a mentor have?

Mentoring in Today’s Workplace: Another Layer of Training

ReadyTech

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”. Mentoring—when an experienced individual assists and guides a less-experienced individual—can greatly enhance one’s professional and personal growth. While training tends to focus on formal learning with well-defined learning objectives, mentoring is more of an informal relationship. Mentoring in today’s workplace.

Advice for First-Time Mentors

Everwise

The benefits of mentoring are clear. Mentors get to improve their leadership skills by practicing developing others and get to revisit lessons they’ve already learned, and may have forgotten. While it’s true that there are clear upsides to mentoring someone, taking someone under your wing may not be the easiest commitment to make – there is no specific structure around the partnership, and for first time mentors, this may be intimidating.

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?

CourseArc

Comparing the effectiveness of eLearning against its in-person peer poses a challenge. Through multiple surveys, polls, analytical and observational studies, independent researchers have attempted to answer the question: “Which is more effective – online or in-person?” As for in-person education, its proponents cite upsides like: Social Interactions – Communication is fostered and enhanced through in-person learning.

Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

A mentorship is often thought of as a close relationship between a young professional and a more senior person who can help the mentee grow and achieve his or her career goals. While technical skills are important, soft skills are equally relevant in the workplace and include personal attributes such as communication style, emotional intelligence and teamwork skills. Everwise mentors help employees grow and establish their own career paths.

Mentor Impact: Wendy Roberts Shares her Journey

Everwise

Have you had any mentors who have meaningfully impacted your career? Along the way, I’d meet a person whose point of view resonated with me. You should be able to express three messages in crisp sentences and communicate them throughout the company. Let’s say a person didn’t get something done. What is the long-term impact you see from mentoring others? Any advice for someone mentoring for the first time? A lot of mentoring is just being a good listener.

The 5 Critical Steps To Establishing Business Mentoring Programs In The Workplace

TalentLMS

Business mentoring programs are one of the keys to running a successful business. For promising employees, getting involved in mentoring programs can do nothing but wonders. Having a mentor can accelerate the learning process through the mentor’s imparting of personal experiences, learnings, and insights on business endeavors. What is a business mentor? A business mentor is a more experienced, and usually a more senior, colleague.