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?

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. .

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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.

How to Build Your Leadership Bench – Mentoring

Infopro Learning

As organizations begin to recognize their talent predicaments, many are developing strategic talent pipelines and are taking a second look at the value of mentoring programs, either formal (a structured process) or informal – letting mentors and mentees design the relationship. They are finding that mentoring can be an extremely valuable tool for both growing and retaining key associates. The Value of Mentoring. Leadership Bench Crisis.

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.

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. Mentoring programs have been proven to increase student persistence in attaining a college degree. Types of Academic Mentoring. Career Mentoring. That’s where career mentoring comes in. Peer Mentoring.

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.

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.

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.

7 Signs to Understand Who a Perfect Mentor Is

Your Training Edge

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. So, let’s find out who a perfect mentor is. A perfect mentor has: Knowledge and Experience in the Niche.

7-Steps to Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Program Four: Measurement

Your Training Edge

You’ve spent time and effort on creating and designing your mentoring or coaching program. Although these are important steps, it is equally important to ensure that the program is effective – and that it maintains its effectiveness. As we will discuss in the future, your ultimate goal with a coaching or mentoring program is to make it a permanent part of the organization’s culture. The next step, then, is to measure effectiveness.

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.

7-Steps to Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Program Three: Implementation

Your Training Edge

Your coaching or mentoring program is now well designed. What can coaches, mentors, and proteges gain from taking the time to become a part of the program? The marketing may get the attention of prospective coaches and mentors, and even participants. This is a good problem to have, but be sure that your training effectively explains the program and expands on the benefits that are mentioned in the marketing.

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.

Find the Right Mentor

CLO Magazine

Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship. This fall HarperCollins will publish our new book, “One Minute Mentoring.”. Mentoring has become a hot topic in recent years, and it’s one that’s always been close to my heart. Yet despite growing interest, mentoring is still not a common practice. Our research has found that while people like the idea of mentoring, they encounter predictable obstacles when taking that first step.

Why is a Mentoring Culture Important?

Origin Learning

Having a good mentoring culture is an extension of that. A good mentoring culture adds life to these programs. Learning becomes self-motivated and thus, more effective. Now, what does it take to have a good mentoring culture? To achieve excellence in mentoring, leaders and senior managers must be willing to help out their juniors and subordinates, so that there is a formally charted out mentoring program that links mentors to mentees.

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

7-Steps to Creating a Mentor / Coaching Program – Step One: What Are Your Goals?

Your Training Edge

One way to maximize the budget, train and mentor people on the job, and to create leadership is through the implementation of a coaching or mentor program. But before taking that step, it’s a good idea to understand the subtle differences between coaching and mentoring. A mentoring relationship focuses on the person being mentored, as well as his or her career and goals.

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?

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?

CourseArc

Comparing the effectiveness of eLearning against its in-person peer poses a challenge. When we measure the effectiveness of education, we have to take multiple variables into account. Through multiple surveys, polls, analytical and observational studies, independent researchers have attempted to answer the question: “Which is more effective – online or in-person?” Support – Instructors, lecturers, and mentors are often more available on-site.

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.

Personalized Learning Through Artificial Intelligence

Wizcabin

Personalized learning through Artificial Intelligence is a learning approach that focuses on designing training with individual learner’s specific needs in mind. One way to understand its full potential is by looking at it through the personalized training approach. In personalized training , learning components, including the pace of learning, personal preferences, instructional design, and learning styles, are adjustable to meet the needs of learners.

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.

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. Studies show that emerging leaders prioritize personal growth and purpose over their paychecks. They want to work for companies that value their personal growth and help them advance in their careers. Mentoring breeds effective learning.

9 Definitive Blended Training Strategies to Coach and Mentor Your High-performance Employees

EI Design

One way to bridge that gap, between the discovery and utilization of talent, is to train high-performers through coaching and mentoring. In this article, I show you how strong Blended training programs can make such initiatives even more efficient and effective. What Does Coaching and Mentoring Mean? Coaching and mentoring employees can help fill gaps in early to mid-career, mid-career, and senior-level positions in the organization.

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.

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.

One Executive’s Advice on Being An Effective Mentor

Everwise

I think on time management I’m the worst person to give advice, ” he says. “ Yee has long been a fan of mentorship and says he ’ s had many mentors himself. “ But they were all technical mentors, ” he says. Did you have any influential mentors who shaped your approach? My father wasn’t a technical person, he wasn’t formally educated, but he taught me how to work. Orland Yee is the first to admit he works too much. “

How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies

Chronus

These programs can be in-person or digitally, through the company’s Intranet, social media channels or email communications. 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.

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

We live in a world where there is simply too much to learn – whether in a history class or a management training program, it has become nearly impossible for a person to absorb all there is to know. MOOCs represent the intersection between these two models – knowledge can be transferred quickly and effectively to large numbers of people at the same time and spaces can be created for people to build their own learning networks.

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.

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. People meet online, in groups and possibly never in person.

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.

Is training personalization feasible in corporate learning?

eFront

We live in a world where everything personalized sells. It seems that almost all facets of human life are getting more and more personalized. Even education is being revolutionized through personalized learning! Personalized learning has been trending quite lately in learning circles. Personalized learning has been trending quite lately in learning circles. What is personalized learning? It also involves crafting a personalized learning plan.

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. Studies show that emerging leaders prioritize personal growth and purpose over their paychecks. They want to work for companies that value their personal growth and help them advance in their careers. Mentoring breeds effective learning.

Leveraging Internal and External Mentors for Optimal Growth

Everwise

In today’s world of portfolio careers, it’s important to consider whether a mentor from within our outside your organization (or a combination of both) is the best fit. An internal mentor is particularly effective when you are new to a company or exploring a move to a new in-house function. As a general manager at Marks & Spencer, Richard Worth recalls , “When you get towards being a VP…they make absolutely sure you have at least one mentor who is a board member.

How to Help Employees Tell Their Stories and Create a Personal Brand

CLO Magazine

CLOs can help empower employees by helping them find what they have to offer, what they want and how to ask for it, and in turn, they can help employees identify and market their personal brand. A person’s ability to market their talents, accomplishments and value within an organization and externally is a key part of enhancing their brand. Can you define your personal brand? Are you an effective storyteller to share your accomplishments?