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Coaching vs. Mentoring: What’s the Difference?

Chronus

A recent survey of 3,000 full-time employees representing 21 industries across the US revealed a telling statistic: 76% of people feel having a mentor at work is important. Similarly, Bersin found organizations with excellent cultural support for coaching have 13% stronger business results.

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

Chronus

Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? Mentoring drives recruitment of future talent.

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Mentorship Program: Help Employees Find their Mentor

Growth Engineering

Business leaders everywhere (including me) love mentors! Join me to find out why, and discover how to create a mentorship program straight out of personal development heaven! Will you be my mentor?’ Fortunately, a good mentorship program can help! How to Find your Mentor?

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?

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

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. Recognize and capture internal subject matter expertise. 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 mentors shared several approaches.

Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. People may be excited about participating initially, but excessive paperwork, lack of marketing and unclear expectations can cause excitement to wane and programs to languish.

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. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that.

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. The company uses mentoring and social learning software to achieve this.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Companies are moving from local learning management systems to the cloud, investing in both internal and external learning programs, building mobile and online learning technology and apps. Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey.

Building a Learning Culture

Everwise

Last month, Everwise hosted a webinar on “Building a Learning Culture” with Jeff Diana, the former Chief People Officer of Atlassian & SuccessFactors. In order to get the most out of your people you have to first put in the right cultural foundation.”

Building an Award-Winning Company Culture with Pamela Walshe

Everwise

Earlier this year, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Building an Award-Winning Company Culture” delivered by Pamela Walshe. A foremost culture consultant and award-winning leader, Walshe specializes in building great company culture and managing organizations through change.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise. Data indicates that less than 20% of participants apply learning from formal training programs. It’s the Culture.

The Workplace Self-Training Paradigm

CLO Magazine

Traditionally, a graduate in an entry-level corporate job could expect a clear learning program and career path. Expertise was accumulated over years or decades as they moved up the ranks. In this new expertise economy, skills are the currency of competition.

Effective Manager Development Program at Scale

Everwise

Building an Effective Manager Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Effective Manager Development at Scale” with Kim Bolton, Program Director, Leadership Development at Unum Group. A Program to Drive Outcomes. A Tailored and Iterative Program.

Creating a Women’s Development Program

Everwise

How to Design a Women’s Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Designing a Women’s Development Program” with Kelly Simmons, a Solution Architect at the Center for Creative Leadership. She offered to share her expertise with our community on how to establish a women’s development program that works for your organization, supports behavior change, creates lasting impact and influences employee retention.

7 tips for developing an online training culture in your organization

LearnUpon

Every building needs a solid foundation and the same is true for a successful online training program. Your employees need a structured training culture in order to develop skills, fill performance gaps, and master work-related tasks. Turn managers into mentors.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. Additionally, numerical data can help the entire organization progress to a culture of conscious inclusion, based on hard facts about what needs to change.

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Motivating employees close to retirement

Everwise

That means older workers are still very much open to being engaged by your L&D programs and initiatives, so be sure to include them. Recognizing their contributions – use mentoring! Older employees can be an invaluable source of information and expertise. And pairing older employees with younger employees in a mentoring relationship will not only help the older employee feel appreciated but also help transfer knowledge more effectively.

Five Steps to Take for a Successful Talent Management Strategy

Your Training Edge

Excellent employees can bring fresh ideas, new clients, and innovative expertise to a company. Publicize Your Company’s Culture. Zappos has a considerable commitment to company culture. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”

How to Be the Best Place to Work (for the Things that Matter Most)

Avilar

Once you are, it will be easier to recruit, develop and retain the kinds of employees that thrive in your workplace culture and drive success in your organization. Do you value diversity of cultures? Does your Culture Reflect the “Best” of your Organization?

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Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset. Jon really wanted to rethink that when he was at Discover and put in place a pretty impressive program to do that. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

Jocelyn Greenky’s Advice on Navigating The World Of Work

Everwise

But every office expected me to know the culture, the office politics and the speak of the industry off the bat. We connected with Greenky to learn more about her perspective on the changing nature of the workplace, mentorship, office cultures and diversity.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. The focus must be on people, mindset and culture. An entrepreneurial mindset will permeate the culture.

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Learn this HR Leader’s No-Fail Approach to developing leaders

Everwise

Most recently, Gupta has taken on mentoring through Everwise with the same systematic approach. Read on for a peek into Gupta’s frameworks on developing leaders and mentoring others. Your expertise is in HR, specifically learning and development. Leadership Mentoring

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind

Learningtogo

Cabbies go through a rigorous training program called “the Knowledge” to prepare for their test. As learning professionals, we’re often tasked with making the case for a travel budget to support our training programs. International Mentoring Association (IMA).

Jocelyn Greenky’s Advice on Navigating The World Of Work

Everwise

But every office expected me to know the culture, the office politics and the speak of the industry off the bat. We connected with Greenky to learn more about her perspective on the changing nature of the workplace, mentorship, office cultures and diversity.

The Importance of Training Employees for your Business

Kitaboo

Training gives you an opportunity to monitor existing strengths and weaknesses: A good training program begins and ends with a review of a learner’s skills. You are then in a position to structure or choose a training program that fills any gaps in their skills and knowledge. Nurturing talent at every level of an organization tends to create a more stable culture. Training Solutions Employee Training employee training program importance of employee training

What Experienced Employees Worry About When Helping Others Learn

Pract.us

Informal mentors worry about how to best help new team members. These informal mentors show new people the ropes and help others learn skills they already have. They may naturally reach out to help or reluctantly share their expertise when asked.

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Nurturing High-Potential to Become Leaders and Future-Proof Your Organization

InfoPro Learning

Organizations that do not have a defined leadership development program restrict their employees from expanding a skill set that can help them to live up to their potential. To better understand the nuances of having a leadership program, we got a chance to hear from Kathy Sherwood , who is Vice President of Leadership and Organizational Development at Infopro Learning. While thinking of employees with the highest potential, leaders likely go straight to top performers.

Employee Onboarding Done Right: Webinar Recap

Everwise

She offered to share her expertise with our community on the importance of setting up new employees for long-term success and how to create a more effective onboarding program. Designing the right program for your particular organization delivers real value to the business.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

Learning and Development Culture books (5). Peak: Secrets from the new science of expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. Highly engaging and, dare I say it, fun to read, Telling Ain’t Training will change the way you approach planning your next training program.

How to facilitate knowledge transfer between generations

Matrix

Put in place a mentoring program. Read more: Building a knowledge-sharing organizational culture. Read more: Using mentoring as a leadership accelerator within your organization. Develop a reverse mentoring program as well. Build a learning culture.

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!

Gyrus

While formal learning will continue to be fundamental to professional development, organizations can embrace informal learning practices to enhance their learning and training programs. Let’s look at below tips through, which you can incorporate informal learning in to your formal learning and development programs: Provide a knowledge management tool/platform for employees to share their learning after they attend a formal training/learning program.

Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

eLearningMind

By bringing into our company people with a humble, growth mindset and developing their leadership skills through RIDE (Relationship, Instill Meaning, Development, Executions) we’ve created a culture of servant leadership and it’s worked. We’d like to share our leadership development process with you: from hiring to training; and then to ongoing mentoring and coaching. . Select Mentors and Coaches in Your Organization. Mentors are more informal (at ELM they volunteer).

Listen: Parexel’s Greg Friedman shares how learning benefits from an organizational development spin

CLO Magazine

Executives like the shortcut of, ‘I have an issue, put training program X together,’” said Greg Friedman, vice president of HR, organization and leadership development at Parexel , a Boston-based specialist in clinical drug trials. And I’m like, “The gap is culture. Culture.”

GLD 3: Creating a Global Bench

Your Training Edge

After dealing with the challenges of distance and culture, the next challenge for global leadership development is how to create a leadership bench or pool that is truly global in scope. Coaching or mentoring are very important aspects of a leadership development program.

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