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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.

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. And yet, the majority of people currently do not have a mentor or a coach. What is a Mentor?

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Mentoring

Clark Quinn

I was talking today with an organization that has mentoring as a very core feature of their culture, and it got me reflecting on the fantastic luck I’ve had in my career. They also lived what great student development was. In my first job, designing and programming educational computer games for DesignWare, Jim Schuyler and Lesley Czechowicz helped me learn quite a bit about how organizations run and what good management is.

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 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 Program Success Story: Extensis Group’s Career Mentoring Program

Chronus

Mentoring programs provide numerous benefits to both employees and employers. Perhaps the most obvious is the impact they have on learning and development within the organization. We sat down with Denise Furlani, Organizational Learning and Development Manager at Extensis, to discuss the origination of the program and the impact they’ve seen so far. Q: Why did Extensis start a mentoring program? Q: What benefits did mentors see?

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 Future of Leadership Development: Why You Need Quality Leadership Training Programs

Infopro Learning

According to the Harvard Business Review the need for leadership development is more urgent today than even before. Without leadership development programs the issue is expected to only get worse overtime. Blog Leadership Development Leadership Training Programs

Why is a Mentoring Culture Important?

Origin Learning

Having a good mentoring culture is an extension of that. Every organisation takes some or the other form of training and development initiatives. A good mentoring culture adds life to these programs. Now, what does it take to have a good mentoring culture? These mentoring programs must be strategically linked to the organization’s business goals. Who are the best people we can have on our mentoring panel?

Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

Experiencing eLearning

I usually use one character who acts as a coach and one character who is similar to the audience–same job role, same level of experience. In this example, the audience is new managers who don’t have much experience with coaching and mentoring. I wrote this course as part of Cine Learning Productions Custom Leadership Training (CLT) program. Developing employee skills reduces employee turnover.

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.

RSDR 5: Development 2

Your Training Edge

As we’ve discussed, development is a primary role for training, but there are ways that HR and training can cross in this important function. We’ve looked at more traditional forms of development, so now let’s examine other development avenues for training and HR. One of the first avenues for employee development is through career paths and curriculum development.

5 Steps to Developing a Successful Mentoring Program

Training Industry

Developing a mentoring program for your company is a great idea. Mentoring can help you attract, retain and grow talented employees. But the overwhelming majority of corporate mentoring programs fail. We think, “Mentoring—how hard can it be?” Many mentoring programs start with a grassroots approach: Employees see a need and ask management to support a formal mentoring program. Provide mentors and protégés with training.

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?’ So, is the search for your mentor worth the effort or will it end in heartache, and a lot of awkward emails? As a massive advocate for friendships at work , I wholeheartedly agree – mentors matter! Fortunately, a good mentorship program can help!

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.

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.

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

One way to increase diversity in leadership roles is to improve mentoring opportunities for women and minorities. According to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles, more than three in four respondents said their most impactful mentoring relationship was important to their career development. The study’s co-author, Mark Livingston, said organizations with mentoring programs are viewed as more attractive places to work and retain employees at a higher rate. “I’m

Case Study: Designing HIPO Programs That Work

CLO Magazine

To address a much-needed gap in their overall leadership development strategy, The University of Alabama Birmingham, UAB, created a High Potential program, called the “Institute for Leadership.” Framework : The entire program is founded in our leadership competency model.

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. When the U.S.

RSDR 4: Development

Your Training Edge

The development of human capital is a primary role for training. Development can come in many forms, which we will review. However, we will take a different view on development by determining how we can best leverage HR in this all-important facet of day-to-day business. First, let’s examine formal training programs, such as classroom, online, and social-media based learning. There are other ways to get involved with HR in employee development.

Role of Enterprise LMS for Effective Sales Enablement

G-Cube

It may include updated product information, industry compliance, soft skills development, fostering client relations, etc. Using an online LMS, managers can introduce rewards, quests, and leaderboards into a sales training program.

Engaging Participants 6: Development

Your Training Edge

Engaging participants in each training program is very important, but you should always be aware of how to engage them in the way that each program fits into the overall curriculum – and the employee’s career path. You can create engagement by having efficient and solid curricula, career paths, coaching and mentoring programs, and leadership training. All of the information about the development program should be transparent, as well.

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. These programs connect a less-experienced employee with more experienced groups or individuals. 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?

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus

A study in the Academy of Management Journal found that career development for women is specifically tied more to attachment and relationships, compared to career development for men which tied to increased autonomy and separation from others. In light of this, it’s critical that organizations provide women development in the manner they crave: a community of support and social ties that connect them more fully with those around them. Why Mentoring Circles?

10 Reasons Leaders Should Mentor Others

Everwise

In the process of writing Good to Great, Jim Collins’ team found that “great” companies have one thing in common: leaders who mentor others. This could be due to the benefits that mentorship has in terms of developing up-and-coming employees in the organization. However, while many senior managers will speak to the influence their mentors have had on their careers, many will also point to the role that mentoring others has played in their development.

Using mentoring as a leadership accelerator within your organization

Matrix

HR professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to retain talent in the organizations and formal programs are not as efficient as it would be desired. Pairing up mentors with high-potential employees can be one of the greatest resources both for them and the business.

Four reasons your emerging leaders need mentors

Everwise

Mentoring programs are a powerful way to engage and retain top employees, especially millennials. Especially as the competition for talent continues to intensify, companies would do well do strengthen their mentoring programs. It’s inexpensive, effective and delivers solid results for protégés and mentors alike. In fact, employees who are mentored are five times more likely to be promoted and 44 percent less likely to leave the company.

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

Research from Allego and Brandon Hall Group shows that coaching and mentoring are now more important than ever—but it is increasingly difficult to do so effectively. Companies need new tools and strategies to tackle leadership, coaching, and mentoring at scale in a hybrid work world. >>

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. As someone who’s worked with some of the world’s leading organizations to build successful learning programs, I have found that worker preference for learning delivery has much more to do with need and role than age alone. Create reverse mentoring opportunities.

The Role of e-Learning in Building and Managing Organizational Talent: A Case Study

G-Cube

Just as market data is critical for business development, understanding how people feel, think and perform is important for all managers as well as the higher-up stakeholders. Here are some of the strategies we implemented to create an impactful training program for effective talent management: Owing to the vastness of the information to be shared, the course was broken down into two distinct modules. Blog e-Learning New Ideas e-course talent management training program

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.

Discover the benefits of a successful mentoring program

Everwise

While many companies have bespoke training programs, sometimes management and company leaders don’t have adequate time or resources to teach communication techniques and other soft skills that are crucial to success in the workplace. With the world’s largest community of mentors, Everwise can help companies fill this gap. We’ve helped companies of all sizes create successful mentoring programs that can lead to stronger employee retention and engagement and help win over millennials.

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 Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

Businesses today invest a hefty amount of money, time, and efforts in providing opportunities for growth and development to their workforce. A recent survey by LinkedIn involving thousands of employees, executives, people managers, and talent developers resulted in the following key findings: 68% of employees prefer to learn at work. The role of employee training software is quite valuable in such a scenario. How to Develop an Employee Training Program.

Is your talent program wide enough?

Matrix

Whether it’s about acquisition, development, or retention, organizations have programs dedicated to this aspect of workforce management. However, this doesn’t mean they wouldn’t prove valuable assets if given the right development opportunities.

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 meta-program

Clark Quinn

A couple of weeks ago, I posited what I thought might make the basis for a sustainable degree program. Meta-skills, like learning to learn and learning to work well (21C skills), can’t be developed on their own. Thus, creating spreadsheets, diagrams, and presentations is as much a part as is participating in and leading projects, commenting constructively, and coaching and mentoring. The post The meta-program appeared first on Learnlets.

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.

3 Corporate Training Program Trends in 2021: What Top Organizations Are Doing to Build Resilience

KnowledgeCity

Corporate training programs are nothing new to even the most inexperienced human resources manager. Corporate training programs serve many purposes. Sometimes, a simple phone call is enough to begin the process of implementing new degree or certificate programs.