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Coaching vs. Mentoring: What’s the Difference?


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?

3 Outcomes of Reverse Mentoring

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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. Everyone has valuable knowledge to share.

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Virtual Mentoring In Times of Crisis and Social Isolation


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. How to Mentor During a Crisis.

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary


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.

Who’s mentoring ?the future?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring and coaching are long-valued methods of leadership, career and personal development. Oprah Winfrey summed up the importance of mentoring during a 2002 interview: “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view.”.

How to Unlock the Expertise Economy with Upskilling


In their much-publicized book, The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed , the pair depicts a future of work that is more about diverse and unique skill sets —transforming their employees into experts and ultimately, creating their biggest competitive advantage — than about knowledge, roles, and job hierarchies. In the “expertise economy,” how are companies getting the skills they need?

The Difference Between a Coach, Mentor, and Consultant?

Your Training Edge

When determining the difference between a coach, mentor, and consultant, it is necessary to look at specific roles and functions. Mentors vary slightly from the coach. A mentor’s focus, unlike a coach, is typically on the individual and not on a specific task or performance. A mentor also takes a more general role to the individual, that is, there is usually a less-specific agenda. So what is the expected return of a mentor?

6 Reasons Why Having a Good Mentor Is Beneficial at Work


One element people often overlook is finding a good mentor. Having a mentor at work is invaluable. This is because mentors can help you: . Pass on knowledge & experience. A mentor is also a teacher. With a mentor, we learn valuable lessons.

How many types of mentoring are there?


Mentoring is a big thing in today’s business world but very few people know where and how it all started. Mentor is actually a Greek mythical character. Mentor helped raise Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, while Odysseus was away fighting the Trojan War. Mentor became Telemachus’ teacher, coach, counselor and protector, building a relationship based on affection and trust. Mentoring is not coaching. It is important not to confuse mentoring for coaching.

6 Ways to Encourage Knowledge Sharing at Work


Knowledge sharing is a not-so-recent buzz word for many businesses, but the idea behind it is straightforward and worthy of consideration. Essentially, organizations are recognizing that the wealth of experience and knowledge their employees possess is one of their most important resources, and that by encouraging their employees to share that knowledge with each other, they not only function more consistently as a team, they also grow the intellectual wealth of the whole organization.

Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. The Fortune 500 health care services company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, has 37,000 employees, and many formal and informal mentoring programs, but they never thrived, said Susan Moss, senior consultant for talent management in the leadership development group. When she was hired in 2013, one of her first mandates was to breathe new life into the mentoring culture.

Making Sure Mentoring Is A Two-Way Street


Mentoring is much more complex and complicated relationship than most people think. Mentors and their protégés need to take care to establish a mutually-beneficial relationship in order for it to be truly successful. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach and mentor many talented sales professionals, sales leaders, and other executives around the general subject of effective selling within their organizations.

Wax On, Wax Off: How to Make Mentoring Part of Your L&D Strategy


Some of the greatest heroes of our time owe their success to the attention and advice of a mentor: Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior; Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson; The Karate Kid and Mr. Miyagi. Mentoring is for more than literary figures and fashion powerhouses, though; it’s a method for increasing satisfaction for both the mentor and the mentee. When mentoring is applied to a blended L&D approach, it adds a new depth to go far beyond training by rote.

How to facilitate knowledge transfer between generations


4 Tips on how to facilitate knowledge transfer between generations. There is a lot of stereotyping in the lines above, some of it probably grounded in reality, but regardless of what generation employees belong to, it’s imperative that organizations find the best way to transfer the knowledge from the more experienced ones to the newcomers. Read more: How LMSs help companies ride the wave of knowledge transfer. Put in place a mentoring program.

Top Characteristics of a Successful Knowledge Management System

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These resources include everything from the software and training programs you have to the employees that work for you and the skill sets they bring. You need a knowledge management system to help you keep track of and make the most of these assets. Any knowledge management system, just like any software platform or other piece of technology, needs to be easy to use. Ideally, employees should be able to start using it with little to no training at all.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

The importance of knowledge management within organisations used to be a thing that could be easily overlooked. However, with the Baby Boomer Brain Drain phenomenon and the millennial job-hopping trend changing the face of the workforce, the harmful effects of knowledge loss are becoming more and more evident. In this article we’ll show you what organisations stand to lose by allowing experts to hoard knowledge and just how badly things can go wrong when this aspect is ignored.

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work


Many organizations have formal employee training programs to augment professional development. Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor. Online training platforms like KnowledgeCity offer thousands of professional development courses that you can access on your schedule. Volunteering is a great way to serve your community, while developing new skills, honing expertise and building your brand. Engage in Reverse Mentoring.

7 Ways to Encourage Experts to Share Knowledge

Growth Engineering

When it comes to learning and development, knowledge sharing can be a training manager’s best friend. A system that allows knowledge sharing takes some of the load off by letting learners with questions find the experts with the answers. In many organisations, the knowledge management system and the learning management system are one and the same. Make knowledge sharing part of the culture. What is the default behaviour when it comes to sharing knowledge?

Not the learned, we need the Wise!


Why is that we crave for information or knowledge that is so easily available around us (and for free)? Need we not look beyond knowledge to hone our skills, build capabilities and be wise enough to be creative in what we do? The internet has opened a Pandora’s Box of knowledge for us. Wisdom to use their knowledge and experience, blend it with innovation and put it to the test of fire for a first time success. A wise old owl lived in an oak.

Killer Strategies for Training and Development

Your Training Edge

Training and development is one of the most important aspect of our lives from the day we are born. We through years of schooling to train ourselves and develop a set of skills for a better future. Learning and development in any organization are designed to enhance employee’s performance by improving skills and knowledge. Trainings are essential both for the professional as well as personal growth of employees. Provide informal training.

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


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. I’ve learned a few strategies that may help you attend the conferences and training events you need to stimulate your brain. Consider a non-training conference. Training Magazine. Training Conference & Expo.

3 Keys to Successful Federal Leadership Development


1) Incorporate Cross-Training. The best leaders are developed by cross-training in multiple areas. Integrated into the leadership development program, cross training can start with education about related agencies and organizations via web-based and classroom training. How necessary is cross-training? Regardless of motivation, the federal government is a firm believer in mentor programs. But cost is far from the only reason to encourage mentoring.

Other Training Debt

Spark Your Interest

I’ve written before about “ Training Debt “, based off: [link] and. Here are some other ways that training debt might hurt an organization or a cause. Customer Training Debt. Without investing in customer training, you might find that your customers don’t know how to use your product. Without that knowledge, they might not get the full appreciation of your product. Community Training Debt.

On-the-job Training: Expectations vs Reality


Name a training approach that’s focused on employees’ learning needs, perfect for building strong relationships between managers and teams, as well as relevant and applicable. If you’re not already thinking it, it’s on-the-job training (OJT). And today, the importance of on-the-job training makes it an integral part of most company L&D strategies. Still, not all companies see the benefits of OJT training come to life. Expectation 1: OJT training is expensive.

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Why On-the-Job Training Works and How to Implement it


On-the-job training , otherwise known as OTJ training, supports learning by doing. And, with the right strategy, input from your team, and an LMS, your business can develop on-the-job training that helps your employees excel in their role. . What are the benefits of on-the-job training? . With OTJ training, your employees remain on the work premises. They either chat with team members or mentors, or log in to their LMS to learn. Assign a formal mentor.

Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Collecting Stories to Transfer Knowledge

Vignettes Learning

Are you perceiving symptoms of your organization losing knowledge and expertise? Oftentimes, top executives are not aware of the wealth of knowledge that's lost as experienced employees retire and carry their expertise with them. "In Not only would a huge number of employees become eligible for retirement in the next five to 10 years, the company had done little to retain the wealth of institutional knowledge they would be taking with them.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture.

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Translation for Training Purposes: 102


In order to reach a broader audience, the e-learning providers need translation for training purposes that guarantees that the material is properly adapted to the specific needs of the target learners and not only presented in their native language. . Therefore, translation for training can be regarded as a specific part of the. overall translation services that requires deep knowledge of the. with perfect knowledge of both the source and the target languages.

The Importance of Training Employees for your Business


Here’s why you need to invest in training for all employees, regardless of their role or time spent with your business: 1. Training improves employee performance: The most obvious benefit of training is that it expands an employee’s skill set, making them more productive. Training can speed up everyday tasks. For example, training employees how to communicate with one another and schedule their work using the latest technology will make them more efficient.

On Tying Training to Employee Retention


Train Me So that I Can Keep My Job, or Get a New One. Most employees want training for one of three basic reasons: To keep (and get better at) their job. In other words, people want to take training if it will help them gain job-related knowledge or skills that are relevant to their current role—or their next role. If you’re worried that you’ll train your employees only to have them leave you for your competitor, you may have a legitimate concern.

Motivating employees close to retirement


After years of navigating the workplace, they understand how the business works, have important people and office skills, and can be a resource for training other employees. Start with a Friday team lunch or competition sharing and casually quizzing employees’ knowledge about the company or sector. Recognizing their contributions – use mentoring! Older employees can be an invaluable source of information and expertise.

How to Use Storytelling in Training with Anna Sabramowicz

Convergence Training

You may recall we’ve spoken with Anna about scenarios, stories, and training in the past. Convergence Training are workforce training and performance improvement experts. Online Workforce Training Courses. Mobile Training Apps. Anna on SMEs, Stories & Scenarios in Training. Here’s our discussion… Working With SMEs to Create Story-Based & Scenario-Based Training. Convergence Training: “How to manage and control your SME.”.

What matters is the question not the content: “One Idea + One Learning” = “Contexsual Learning”

Vignettes Learning

Therefore, everyone can see the visual relationships of stories and experiences ( Visualizing Stories ) (See below) The background of the Contexsual Learning Experiment Many years ago, I used to represent a company from Australia - Talbot Smith and Associates (TSA), a training company based in Adelaide. I am questioning the focus of providing content and expertise or encouraging content contributions from members as the key focus of passing experiences.

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Corporate Training Content: Directions in Curation


As background, in the context of learning, knowledge plays a particular role. The internal unit responsible for supporting software training and support couldn’t cope. Certain users were the ones who had real knowledge about how the software was used, and interacted with the vendors. Approaches to curating training content. You’re also likely tapping into expertise from their community of practice. This is in lieu of a mentor/guide doing the same.

Mentorship Programs in Online Courses Improves Learning & Training Outcomes


In Homer’s Odyssey , King Odysseus entrusted his friend Mentor to watch over his son while he fought in the Trojan war. In the king’s absence, Mentor became the prince’s guardian, teacher, and confidant. According to a study that looked at 2,880 survey responses, online students who had mentors were about twice as likely to pass the course than those who didn’t. In his book on mentoring adult learners, Dr. Norman J. This is the most important part of the mentor role.