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. 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. Who are the best people we can have on our mentoring panel?

Designing Learning is a Probabilistic Exercise

Clark Quinn

At the Guild’s recent mLearnCon, I was having a conversation in which I was reminded that designing performance interventions is a probabilistic exercise, and it occurred to me that we’re often not up front enough about it. This holds true with performance support, coaching/mentoring, and more.

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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

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.

Soft Skills and Cultural Divides: How One Mentor Helps Proteges Navigate Tough Challenges

Everwise

After a decade in the industry, Hirsch says, “I started to coach and mentor the chemists under me. A mentor trying to help a protégé develop soft skills needs to understand social dynamics and psychology so well they can see the whole picture from just a subjective glimpse. Why do you mentor? I gave him exercises. The post Soft Skills and Cultural Divides: How One Mentor Helps Proteges Navigate Tough Challenges appeared first on Everwise.

7 Tips to Eliminating Gender Bias in the Workplace

Chronus

Showcasing some examples and going through exercises can help to illustrate the point. Establish Mentoring Programs. Research suggests that mentoring programs make for a more diverse work hierarchy. Mentoring relationships can pair women with senior leaders or colleagues who can illuminate steps and knowledge needed to get to their next promotion or transition. These mentors don’t have to be of the same gender.

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Participative Learning – Push-Up challenge!

Origin Learning

That’s when a mentor, who hand-holds the former veterans to get back into action, becomes critical. A nudge, a pat, a push and a few encouraging words are some of the many things that these mentors offer to restore theirward’s “pride”! Conversations between the mentor and mentee help in the transition of a combat world as the skills are made relevant for a “civil” world. Combat soldiers are special!

3 Keys to Successful Federal Leadership Development

Avilar

Regardless of motivation, the federal government is a firm believer in mentor programs. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) outlines the differences between mentoring and coaching, defines different levels of mentoring engagement and emphasizes the benefits of providing guidance, direction and career advice to others. OPM even published a Best Practices: Mentoring guide for mentors and mentees to get the most out of their relationships.

How to Make Your Workforce Development Program Work for You

KnowledgeCity

Provide mentoring programs. They are beneficial for both mentors and men-tees and help employees attain career success faster. Each course features interactive exercises that can be easily customized to include your company’s information. Business career development employee training mentoring programs online courses workplace development programIs your company experiencing a skills gap ?

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. Have you had mentors in your life? I’ve been fortunate to have mentors that guided me at points where I’m making important career choices. I’ve also had points that I regret, where I should have consulted with a mentor to make a better decision. Leadership Mentoring

Executive Education Excellence

CLO Magazine

There’s mentoring, coaching, interactive exercises and active vision for their future and career. Tags: microlearning , millennials , decision-making , executive education , coaching , communication , negotiation , mentoring , MOOCs , critical thinking , IESE Business School , Financial Times , open-enrollment programs , customized programs , Financial Times 2018 Executive Education Rankings , Executive Education Rankings , Eric Weber , leadership potential.

From Coach to Manager to Leader: How Yev Saidachev Made the Transition

Everwise

And as an Everwise protégé in his mentoring program , Saidachev received support and guidance in taking his passion for coaching to the next level: he worked with his mentor, Jeff, to successfully handle the transition into managing a team of 20+ people. What did you and your mentor focus on? When I joined, I didn’t even know what my ideal mentor would even look like. But I thought ‘Why be picky about what type of mentor I want, if I’m the one asking for coaching?”

How to Use Team Building to Help Employees Become Active Listeners

Your Training Edge

Before we move onto specific exercises, we must first take a look at what active listening is and why it is so vital to a company’s success. Now that we understand why active listening is essential, let’s look at what are the main attributes of active listening that you should nurture through team-building exercises. Let’s explore a few exercises that can be extremely helpful below. The Paraphrasing Exercise. And the paraphrasing exercise is a great place to start.

We need to know where we've been to get where we're going.

Ontuitive

When I was a 4 th grade school teacher a wonderful mentor of mine introduced me to the one of the most powerful teaching approaches I had ever seen – having my kids grade their own papers and then research and EXPLAIN why they had gotten the problem wrong. It was with this exercise that I witnessed the power of self-evaluation.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Online Collaboration Tools with Robin Good

Learning Visions

The teacher now serves as mentor to help us create the best thing together. Feeling like the exercise itself is the learning event -- not so much the listing of individual tools (although thats a bonus) -- but seeing how everyones collaborating. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

My Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course for Cine Learning Productions used this technique with a video introduction. If using more intensive multimedia will subtract from the resources to create more realistic practice exercises or other valuable learning experiences, you should cut the complexity of the media. Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations.

A Range of Options for Scenarios and Storytelling

Experiencing eLearning

Set up a story where one character has a problem to solve, and a more experienced character mentors and trains the first character how to improve. Role play exercises and simulations are some of the most active ways to use storytelling. Role play exercises require skilled facilitation to keep everything running smoothly and to debrief afterwards. When someone mentions scenario-based learning, do you automatically think of complex branching scenarios?

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Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

G-Cube

There are various ways that a story can be utilized to create an engaging interactive exercise within an e-course. Mascots or mentors are often part of e-learning, providing relief and the much needed ‘human touch’ in e-learning. The mentor can introduce new topics and create an informal atmosphere of learning. At the mentor can narrate own experiences, increasing the learner’s comfort with the situation presented.

Bringing out the Best through Online learning: How can e-learning help introvert learners?

G-Cube

Written assessments and exercises: The number of assessments and practice exercises can be increased to involve the introvert learners more – because most of them are good learners; it’s just that they do not contribute in classroom question-answer sessions. Being detail-oriented and more comfortable at written assignments, introverts usually shine in these exercises – which not only enforce learning but also boost the learners’ confidence.

How to Promote Employee Social and Mental Wellbeing

Chronus

One quick, but effective, way to release that tension at the beginning of the workday is to take 10 minutes to do a meditative exercise. Create Impactful Mentoring Program. But exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on these symptoms.

Interactivity and the Flipped Classroom

Raptivity

In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of a mentor. The real value of this model comes from the fact that students can utilize the in-class time for participating in stimulating discussions and exercises, thus making it practically beneficial and more engaging.

Use Customer Service Training to Prepare for Problem Solving

Absorb LMS

Scenarios and role-play exercises do not have to be immersive to be effective. New hires need to build up their knowledge during onboarding, possibly with guidance from a mentor. Providing an outstanding customer experience is always a top goal at any company. But some customers are challenging: They’re having a tough day; they’re impatient; technology has them flustered.

Teach what you know

Clive on Learning

It is subtitled 'A practical leader's guide to knowledge transfer using peer mentoring.' I must admit peer mentoring sounded like something fun and new, which is why I bought it. And that's because peer mentoring, as it is applied here, seems to be no other than on-job instruction under a new name. I can just imagine introducing a new entrant to the department: "I'd like you to meet Nellie, she's your peer mentor."

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Developing the Next Generation of Purposeful Leaders

Origin Learning

Amidst all this, as the brand grows, the founders must create a legacy by training and mentoring new leaders who will help the organization grow. Mentoring and Creating the Next Generation of Leaders. Once suitable staff are identified based on their performance, integrity, and people-skills; it is important to assign them to relevant mentors who will be able to prepare them for leadership roles. How does an individual define a brand?

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

In her book, Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable , Lois Zachary and Lory Fischler tells the story of a mentor and mentee. Along the way, the mentor learns that she must address the whole person if she is going to help her client achieve lasting changes in performance and behavior. Exercise. Thirty minutes of physical exercise increases brain plasticity , making it more receptive to learning and change.

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The Health Benefits of Continued Learning

KnowledgeCity

The heightened self-awareness and the resulting chances to mentor others boosts emotional health and enhances interpersonal relationships. Knowing that one can invest in a range of exercise classes to enhance his or her mental faculties and to alleviate physical conditions like arthritis. Learning these exercises and practicing them will additionally keep off lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart problems.

Learning Program

Solo Learning

Further it must allow for coaching and mentoring components in a blended approach. Case study exercises. Knowledge check exercises. Key activities to complete with a mentor or coach. Validation exercises were designed to assess and validate learning by incorporating activities and practice exercises, coaching and mentoring activities, case studies, learning objectives, and self-assessment exercises. Developing a Successful Learning Program.

Blended Learning Success Tips

LearnDash

Use a combination of formal resources, informal delivery, on-the-job examples, case studies, and exercises at varying points of the course content. Tip #2: Mentor. Make sure to schedule in-person mentoring with learners to offer advice, get feedback, and provide actionable coaching. Blended learning can be extremely effective when implemented properly. Problem is, sometimes the full potential of blended learning isn’t always realized.

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

In her book, Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable , Lois Zachary and Lory Fischler tells the story of a mentor and mentee. Along the way, the mentor learns that she must address the whole person if she is going to help her client achieve lasting changes in performance and behavior. Exercise. Thirty minutes of physical exercise increases brain plasticity , making it more receptive to learning and change.

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How to Develop Leadership Competencies that Work

Avilar

Mastering such a broad skillset requires a training program that starts with basic learning opportunities and expands to more diverse development exercises. Mentoring.

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Managers resist attending formal training events and participating in other kinds of learning activities (elearning, mentoring, coaching, action-learning, communities of practice, internal wikis, etc.) Also, action learning , which is learning in the course of doing, when designed as a reflective exercise, shouldn’t take much more time than the activity itself and is essential to the success of any new program or project.

Why Your Employees Need Mobile Training

LearnDash

Exercises should test learners’ knowledge without being too hard. Include a feedback loop for comments and questions between learners and a coach or mentor. Many training courses assume that employees are sitting at a desk. Here’s why that mindset is holding you back. Many companies are invested in developing online training for their employees.

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How to Create Leaders Your Employees Will Follow

ej4 eLearning

Pair them with a mentor or coach. What coaching and mentoring add is a dose of experience without the time-consuming trial-and-error learning that most leaders face on their own. Mentoring can go hand-in-hand with your training program to develop quality leaders. They give their employees the freedom to exercise their talents. Have their mentor and/or their supervisor encourage them every step of the way.

How to Create Leaders Your Employees Will Follow

ej4 eLearning

Pair them with a mentor or coach. What coaching and mentoring add is a dose of experience without the time-consuming trial-and-error learning that most leaders face on their own. Mentoring can go hand-in-hand with your training program to develop quality leaders. They give their employees the freedom to exercise their talents. Have their mentor and/or their supervisor encourage them every step of the way.

Performance Tracking Through Virtual Reality

CHRP-INDIA

From school to the workplace, practice tests and performance tracking through regular exercises help hone live work. While several white-collar workspaces conduct dedicated training courses and induct employees to live scenarios with mentors, industrial employees face a challenge in training new joiners with machinery. Virtual Reality based immersive training method combines cognitive learning with simulation-based training.