The Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

Chronus

While devastating in its effects, the current crisis is an opportunity for organizations to explore the value of much-needed connections during this time of isolation. 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? In recognition of the basic need for human connection, a virtual mentorship program establishes deeper communication between mentors and mentees. .

Remote Mentoring: How to Cultivate a Virtual Connection

Chronus

As a result of the acceleration of COVID-19, companies are striving to effectively engage and support millions of remote workers across America. Maintaining a connection when we are socially distancing sounds like a paradox, but mentoring matters more than ever before. Remote mentoring delivers powerful and positive effects for displaced employees. Investing in mentoring can improve morale, performance and motivation.

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Virtual Mentoring In Times of Crisis and Social Isolation

Chronus

In a recent article in Psychology Today , Dr. Allison McWilliams, Assistant Vice President of Mentoring and Alumni Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University, stated, “How we take care of one another, and connect with one another, in this time of social distancing, is critical to how we survive this moment in time, and to how we emerge from it”. How Chronus Supports Virtual Mentoring. That’s where virtual mentoring comes in. How to Mentor During a Crisis.

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.

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.

How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies

Chronus

Setting up forums or regular surveys to solicit feedback is a great way to open that conversation. Mentoring. Establishing a mentoring program is a cost-effective way to improve employee engagement. In fact, more than 71% of Fortune 500 companies offer a corporate mentoring program. Here at Chronus, we look to the Employee Experience Circle to help determine the most effective mentoring program to offer.

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. Focus and Effectiveness.

Be the mentor you wished you had with these 3 strategies

Matrix

“A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books”, says a wise Chinese Proverb. Avid readers like Bill Gates will most likely tell you that books are a precious mentor and an excellent way of seeking solutions for many problems. However, deep, meaningful conversations with the right person at the right time can be exactly what you need at some point in your career. Read more: How many types of mentoring are there?

A Conversation with Clark Quinn

Kapp Notes

Here is part of our enjoyable conversation. My recommendations are mostly that the key is personal knowledge mastery, as suggested by my colleague Harold Jarche, and that L&D folks need to understand that they have to stay on top of developments in effective ways so that they can understand and facilitate these skills for others. Consider that emotion is an element too often neglected in learning, we don’t address motivation or anxiety yet these both have an effect on learning.

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.

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.

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. Another topic broached is how to effect change when new to an organization, or while in a risk-averse industry. Mentoring Influence Management

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. These programs can be highly effective and have a multiplicative effect across an organization, yet often they flounder after an initial period. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If Protégés Feel Guarded with Their Mentors.

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. These programs can be highly effective and have a multiplicative effect across an organization, yet often they flounder after an initial period. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If Protégés Feel Guarded with Their Mentors.

Wax On, Wax Off: How to Make Mentoring Part of Your L&D Strategy

eLearningMind

Some of the greatest heroes of our time owe their success to the attention and advice of a mentor: Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior; Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson; The Karate Kid and Mr. Miyagi. Mentoring is for more than literary figures and fashion powerhouses, though; it’s a method for increasing satisfaction for both the mentor and the mentee. When mentoring is applied to a blended L&D approach, it adds a new depth to go far beyond training by rote.

Why You Should Actively Maintain Your Mentoring Program

Everwise

Mentoring is an invaluable tool for enriching your workforce, and is used extensively. The benefits are manifold : mentees flourish and become even better contributors, and mentors deepen their leadership, communication, and coaching skills. It’s no wonder then that the internet bristles with advice on how to set up a mentoring program and see it through the completion/feedback stage of an initial cohort.

Building Credibility and Managing Up: Mentors Share Their Thoughts

Everwise

We recently asked three Everwise Mentors to share about their experiences in personal branding and managing up. Thanks to the following mentors for shedding light on the challenges our community shared: Richard Worth , Managing Director, Worth Associates. Working with a veteran sponsor or mentor within your organization who has proven their value and understands the inner-workings of the company can help you navigate these situations.

Creating an environment for effective learning measurement

CLO Magazine

In relative terms, the progression is simple: The learner does research (in consultation with mentors) and decides on the credential that fits with their career aspirations, fills any minimum requirement gaps, registers for the exam, studies a prescribed curriculum and passes the test.

8 Ways to Achieve eLearning Course Mentoring Excellence

TalentLMS

But an eLearning course experience is never complete without an open-minded mentor who strives to change according to their learners’ needs. That’s why in this article we’ll demonstrate eight ways for you to achieve online course mentoring excellence. . Planning the course mentoring activities is crucial before the start of the eLearning training session. Do you have a co-mentor? The goal is to mentor the current course better than the previous one.

Learning Conversation with Nicola Atkinson

Learning Cafe

Welcome Nicola to Learning Conversations. What are the different types of instruments used in environmental law and policy, how effective are they relative to each other, in changing people’s behavior in the environmental area? In the past, you may have sat in the same room as the partner that you’re working with and you got to listen to the phone calls that they were making, the difficult conversations that they had. Cafe News Learning Conversations

Establishing a Global Career: Mentors Share Their Insights

Everwise

In a recent Ask Me Anything, we highlighted Everwise mentors with expertise in global project management and cross-functional work with teams around the world. Thanks to the following experts for providing their insights into the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Tangy Morgan , Senior Advisor, Bank of England. All three mentors agreed that their moves to international careers weren’t planned going into the start of their careers.

A Conversation with Anna Griffith of Discovery Machine

Kapp Notes

On-the-job training could be effective, but there was often not enough time to cover all of the safety, weather, personnel, and equipment-related experiences that an expert would acquire after decades of experience. WellSITE was specifically built to address these types of concerns by letting instructors and mentors recreate a virtual facility using drag and drop interfaces without the overhead of an extensive production team.

5 Tips for Running Mentorship Programs for Remote Employees

Chronus

Given the recent spike in remote work due to the coronavirus, it’s fortunate that mentorship programs can readily expand beyond in-person coffee meetups and conversations. Meaningful mentoring relationships for remote employees can flourish through calls, video chats, text messaging and other virtual forms of communication. It breaks down silos and allows farflung employees to form meaningful mentoring relationships.

Mitigating the effects of implicit bias

CLO Magazine

Being more aware of how implicit bias can compromise your objectivity can activate System 2, which can have the effect of introducing conscious and deliberate thought into the decision-making process. “By

The Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Chronus

In 2020 alone, we saw companies like Starbucks tie executive pay to diversity targets, Apple launch a $100M Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, and BASF announce a new Courageous and Compassionate Conversations Initiative which focuses on racism and discrimination.

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Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. But the ideas in this post could work in any type of training program that includes some sort of mentoring or peer coaching. Not only is this an effective way to teach new employees, it’s also a great way to help build a social connection to the work and organization. E-learning courses are effective in dealing with these challenges.

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work

KnowledgeCity

Robust learning resources like KnowledgeCity are inexpensive and highly effective ways to enhance your professional growth. Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor. Have an open conversation to ensure that it’s a reciprocal arrangement, explaining what you hope to learn from them. Engage in Reverse Mentoring. In this relationship, both parties are the mentor and the mentee and need to have a genuine interest in learning from one another.

The Ins and Outs of Effective Management

Everwise

The conversation ranged from managing teams to the challenges of both high- and low-performing direct reports. Thanks to the following mentors for providing their insights to the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Don Fuss , Director of Marketing and Sales, PwC. In the area of team management, several community members asked about how to effectively lead and develop remote teams working in opposite time zones (e.g.,

Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 1

Learning Cafe

Jeevan : Liz, welcome to Learning Conversations. So our global learning framework is not just about learning programs, as we all know key learning happens on the job, so the focus is also on experiences, coaching and mentoring. This initiative, facilitated over 2 years, prepares them to become partners and ensures the transition is as smooth and effective as possible considering this is one of the most challenging transitions.

eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

You can present the employee’s side of the conversation either in text or voice recording, and then provide the learner with multiple choice options for response as the manager. This can be effective, however, the drawback is that the multiple choice answers limit the learner to choosing something rather than coming up with the answer on their own and receiving feedback as they would with a role play exercise in a classroom. By Dean Hawkinson.

Teacher Appreciation Week – A Conversation with Chris Badgett on the World of Online and Offline Education Honoring Teachers

LifterLMS

In this week’s LMScast Ali Mathis of the LifterLMS team discusses teacher appreciation week – a conversation with Chris Badgett on the world of online and offline education honoring teachers. In this episode Ali and Chris have a conversation about teachers and how important they are. I had to learn how to convey information, teach and coach and mentor and do all these things.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Leaders are mentoring ; they are using their experience to advise new and less experienced employees on how to fulfill the functions of their jobs. In recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of new employees, learning is part of the conversation; learning is conveyed as a value of the organization; expectations for employee learning and development are discussed during recruitment phase. How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? What will you see people doing?

The Ins and Outs of Effective Management

Everwise

The conversation ranged from managing teams to the challenges of both high- and low-performing direct reports. Thanks to the following mentors for providing their insights to the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Don Fuss , Director of Marketing and Sales, PwC. In the area of team management, several community members asked about how to effectively lead and develop remote teams working in opposite time zones (e.g.,

Effective Learning – Musings from the UnConference

Learning Cafe

This blog post is a summary of the “ Effective Learning ” stream of the Learning Cafe UnConference which was led by Bob Spence. This stream, which was well attended all day, was concerned with how we can make learning more effective and to this end five separate Sessions dealt with some of the many and various aspects of effectiveness. Bob argued that the accountability for learning effectiveness does not rest with the learning and development function solely.

Role of L&D in Creating Effective Sales Enablement Strategies

Kea

Sales enablement technologies” is the current buzzword, signifying the urgency for sales effectiveness. . So, how can 2-3 classroom training sessions, held sporadically, enable sales teams to become effective revenue drivers? Sales enablement technologies rely on effective content deployment. How to Create Compelling Content for Effective Sales Enablement? An effective way to make content discoverable is through an AI-driven learning experience platform.

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2 communication pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

CLO Magazine

1: Poor handling of crucial conversations. A lot of leaders fail to facilitate crucial conversations. What exactly makes a conversation crucial? The results of a crucial conversation can have a significant impact on your life and your organization. .