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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 Platform: Should You Build One or Buy One?

Chronus

You’ve decided mentoring is an ideal strategy for developing, growing and retaining top talent within your organization. Maybe you’ve even tested your mentoring theory in the form of an informal mentoring program. Which mentoring platform will… 1.

Mentoring Platform: Should You Build It or Buy It?

Chronus

You’ve decided mentoring is an ideal strategy for developing, growing and retaining top talent within your organization. Maybe you’ve even tested your mentoring theory in the form of an informal mentoring program. Which mentoring software will… 1.

Remote Mentoring 101

G-Cube

The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. Even our clients with well-developed mentoring programs have suffered with the disruption.

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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.

7 Ways to Maximize Learning in Your Training Programs

QuoDeck

Training programs are a collection of instructions or procedures that are designed to help people improve their abilities. Skills and knowledge, mentality, attitude, and efficiency of a person are important in any profession. Find and fill skill gaps, detect issues in your courses (e.g.,

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 Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

Chronus

At Chronus, we’re dedicated to exploring ways to develop purposeful relationships with the help of technology. 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?

How to Build Your Leadership Bench – Mentoring

Infopro Learning

During the recent recession, there was limited investment in the development of younger, mid-level workers. This lack of focus on growing the leadership bench resulted in a serious skill gap in many workforces. They are finding that mentoring can be an extremely valuable tool for both growing and retaining key associates. found that 75 percent of young workers surveyed believe their organizations could do more to develop future leaders. The Value of Mentoring.

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.

5 Reasons to Start a Veteran Mentoring Program in Your Workplace

Chronus

In the increasingly competitive job market today, companies are looking for qualified, talented applicants, and they’ll need to provide the right career development programs and opportunities to keep them. With additional training and specialized skills, veteran employees bring diverse experiences and knowledge to the modern workforce. This is because they often haven’t found an inclusive civilian workplace in which to actualize their skills.

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?

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. Acting as an effective leader today takes more than management skills.

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. These programs bring the less experienced employees and more experienced ones together, and do nothing less than wonders. 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? There are two main reasons why employees need a business mentor.

7 Signs to Understand Who a Perfect Mentor Is

Your Training Edge

No matter what your business niche is, you’d better give your employees an opportunity for development and growth. Although there is a big variety of ways to train your employees, many companies rely on collaborating with mentors as it’s an actionable way to help your coworkers learn something new without the educational process. Mentoring is a process of advising and training when an experienced employee helps a new or inexperienced employee obtain knowledge.

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.

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.

Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

Experiencing eLearning

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. A traditional e-learning course probably would have used a single narrator reading a bullet point list like this: Here are the reasons coaching and mentoring are important in our organization: Employees are more likely to stay if they are supported by managers.

A Mentor Can Skill You, But A Sponsor Will Promote You

TLNT: Training and L&D

Last year as part of our ongoing inclusion, diversity and equity efforts, PayScale implemented a sponsorship program. The program paired lower-level or newly hired employees, called protégés, with more senior people, called sponsors, who could actively help promote the protégé’s career. Coaching & Mentoring Diversity HR News HR Trends Training, Learning & Development diversity Featured

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.

5 things to stop expecting from a mentor

CLO Magazine

Finding — and successfully connecting with — a mentor is a frustrating experience for people who are searching for someone to provide guidance, proffer wisdom, open doors and course-correct them when they veer off track. Mentor” is not its own relationship category.

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.

Building Blocks for a Successful Workforce Development Plan

Avilar

Workforce development leaders – in our communities and in the workplace – are facing a shift in the world of workforce readiness. All at a time that employers – from manufacturing to high technology – are struggling to find skilled workers. Types of Workforce Development Programs.

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!

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. It breaks down silos and allows farflung employees to form meaningful mentoring relationships.

Important Factors of E learning in Skill Development

Your Training Edge

Through e-learning, people can attain the different skills related to their interest. E-learning plays a vital role in skills development from which some are being discussed in this article. WRITING SKILLS THROUGH E-LEARNING. Writing skills are the basic need of every student or every person but the problem is that everyone has not writing skills. The e-learning programs help out the students to attain writing skills. INTERPRSONAL SKILLS.

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Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

While that’s certainly true, mentorships are also a great way for more experienced individuals to step in and train new employees, bridging the skills gap so that people can start contributing as soon as possible. Many employers have trouble hiring workers who have the right skills to do the job at hand, whether they’re technical skills or soft skills, but through mentorships, companies can successfully start to bridge this skills gap.

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.

How to Develop a Growth Mindset for Employees

KnowledgeCity

This post will explore how to develop a growth mindset in your employees and how doing so is beneficial to both the company and the individual. Here are some practices your organization can adopt to help develop a growth mindset. Enhanced brain development across wider ranges of tasks.

How to Motivate Your Employees for Learning and Development

Your Training Edge

As a corporate learning and development professional, you must know the importance of improving skills and obtaining knowledge for employees. No matter the business niche and size, having well-rounded and skilled employees is an important asset to any organization. While there are many reasons why employees are dissatisfied with their job, the skills shift in the market is one of the problems workers face today. Invest in Mentoring Programs.

3 Key Employee Soft Skills That Will Drive Pandemic Recovery

KnowledgeCity

While it’s true that for years to come, organizations will continue to respond to the global effects brought on by the pandemic, there is one renewed focus in the workplace that has proven to benefit organizations immediately: Strengthening employee soft skills. What Are Soft Skills?

How to find the right mentor for you

OpenSesame

January is National Mentorship Month , which focuses attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for people and professionals. Finding a mentor.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. Where colleges and for profit organizations put learners deeply in debt to earn a degree as a credential to get the job, you could give them skills-based education, focused on their career path, from their first day on the job to their rise through the ranks.

Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. We are going to take a look at the challenges you may face when implementing a global leadership development program, starting with one of the most obvious challenges: distance. The first challenge is creating a program that lends itself to a distance format.

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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.

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.

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.