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. Even before working, I had some great teachers, and then many folks have helped shape me through my job experience. Jim Schuyler brought me back to the US, where he again mentored me on team leadership.

How women can build powerful mentoring relationships

CLO Magazine

In this column, I’ll share my thoughts and those of other business leaders on how women can successfully develop mentoring relationships. Mentors are all around us’. rings especially true: “Mentors are all around you. Leadership Development mentoring mentoring women

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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.

Note to men: Mentor her! (Yes, even during a pandemic)

CLO Magazine

Social distancing during COVID-19 is uncomfortable and challenging, but it also creates unique opportunities for men mentoring women to continue to be reliable and caring colleagues. But here’s the thing: Outstanding mentors show up and engage with mentees in crises and uncertain times, even when this requires some creativity and adaptation. During this time of job uncertainty and remote work, outstanding cross-gender mentorship is more important than ever.

The role of Mentor in e-Learning: Adding the Human Touch

G-Cube

The traditional meaning of ‘Mentor’ is one who offers support and direction. In the corporate scenario, mentoring is an established way of transferring knowledge, developing skills and fostering confidence. In an ideal world, learners can benefit the most out of regular interactions with mentors and gain professional insights to do their jobs well. Building case for Mentors in e-learning. Mentors in E-Learning.

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. Pamela : Michael, as you know, our organization really values good coaching and mentoring. One technique for creating a more story-based course is using two characters who explain the content via a conversation.

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. Your training should not focus solely on the definition of mentoring and the steps to take to become a coach. Your training should, in effect, create a mentoring and coaching environment for mentors and coaches.

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.

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. But to be successful, they also knew it couldn’t just be the learning department’s job to carry out. Randy Emelo is author of the book “Modern Mentoring” and chief strategist at River, a mentoring software company. A successful mentoring program supports this organizational effort.

LMS Mentor Programs: Learning Pros Need Learning Too

Litmos

s mentor. A Mentor Helps Make the Most of Your LMS. They certainly know the value of mentoring when they offer it to their learners. Here’s what our friends over at SEKISUI KYDEX have to say about the SAP Litmos Mentor Program: An overall five-star program.

4 Things You Need To Remember Before Launching a B- School Mentoring Program

Origin Learning

What is a mentoring program? A mentoring program is a systematic framework which provides for career counseling of individuals. Though traditionally, mentors were necessarily older, more senior people; now mentoring has become more of a two-way process where mentors and mentees can benefit mutually. A B-school mentoring program is one which aims to facilitate such a setup for fresh B-school graduates. How to design a good B-school mentoring program?

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?

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.

Mentor in a structured on-the-job training: the new kid on the block?

Matrix

How do we learn all the things we know how to do our job? Since most of the job knowledge is obtained using a hands-on approach, on-the-job training should be implemented as much as possible to boost learning and skills acquisition. Apprenticeships vs. structured on-the-job training. Experiential learning or traditional on-the-job training focuses too much on the experience in and of itself, almost completely ignoring the learning process.

Think You’re Cut Out to Be a Mentor? Take This Quiz.

Pract.us

Interested in mentoring? Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell, and dozens of other successful business leaders have had mentors help them hurdle challenges and knock out their goals. You may have benefited from having a mentor yourself. And if you’re thinking you might make a great mentor for another young professional, you’ve chosen a worthy path. But mentoring isn’t for everyone. Are you a natural mentor?

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.

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already created many new jobs and is shifting the skills required in jobs across the board. 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. Coaching and mentoring appeals most to the oldest (50+ years old) and youngest learners (21-25 years old) out of all age groups in the workplace.

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. A Syracuse University study found that veterans typically changed jobs at least two times within their first few years of employment. Veteran mentoring programs can be an ideal solution for assisting service members back into civilian working life.

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.

How Male Mentors Can Develop Women at Work

CLO Magazine

Mentorship is essential for women’s advancement, but women often encounter more challenges acquiring and developing mentoring relationships. Then, even when they exist, they are unable to mentor all the junior women in today’s organizations. To make matters worse, men may be reluctant to mentor junior women for a host of reasons. Inclusive mentoring requires more than simply initiating mentoring relationships.

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. 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. Wondering why it might be worth your limited time to seek out opportunities to mentor others? A mentor.”

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. Mentoring boosts retention.

What is Your Job?

Tom Spiglanin

Why is a description of my job important, anyway? The fact is, I could apply the same skills to many other kinds of jobs. It’s not the job itself that I find challenging, it’s that I’m empowered to approach my assignments, often self-assigned, in a creative way. The end of jobs. It really shouldn’t be unsatisfactory to say that that my job is to think, create, and innovate. 1 Harold Jarche, “The post-job economy” [link].

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The Value in Cross-Generational Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way for individuals to grow their careers. Whether young people are learning from seasoned pros, or career achievers are passing along their wisdom, mentoring offers a host of benefits: increased knowledge, new skills, elevated energy levels and career satisfaction. Without the many mentors I’ve had along the way, my career and company would never have happened. Peer-to-peer mentoring can be just as beneficial.

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.

Short-Term Jobs and Long-Term Employment

The Performance Improvement Blog

Regardless of Tom Friedman's op-ed column in the New York Times calling for more start-ups, the private sector is not going to create the number of jobs needed to make a substantial impact on unemployment, at least not in the foreseeable future. In response, the Obama Administration is turning to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to create jobs. What will they do after their public service job ends.

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The Balancing Act of Today's Virtual Facilitator: Trainer, Coach, and Mentor

InSync Training

Once the development is complete, it’s the job of the facilitator to guide learners though their journeys. Bringing balance to the blend isn’t an uncommon topic for our blog and the idea that we need to match learning objectives to the most appropriate instructional strategies and technologies is the foundation to our campaign approach to designing blended learning. But there is more to the balancing act than just design.

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. Modern mentoring gives them a way to achieve that.

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 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.

4 Steps to Matching the Right Mentors and Mentees

Chronus

A formal mentoring program can be a powerful strategy to engage and develop employees within an organization. However, without properly matching mentors and mentees, a mentoring program may never reach this kind of impact. So how can you unlock the full potential of mentoring? In order to create a program that satisfies the needs of the mentors and mentees, an organization must match the right participants together. Provide Instructions for Mentors and Mentees.

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. Mentoring boosts retention.

How Digitals Do a Better Job than Others in Completing Their Work

Your Training Edge

Whether it is drawing, music or programming, a digital knows what he or she needs to use and completes the job with perfection. For those digital who work in IT related jobs, they know what software applications are latest and what they need. Some being programmers are good at producing the applications that suit their interest and therefore produce a better job at the end of the day. Thereby making lesser mistakes and completing the job in good time.

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