Remote Mentoring 101

G-Cube

The key aspects of mentoring are face to face engagements, instant feedback and analysis and clear communication of goals. So how do you translate these into a remote working environment where all the above are not possible for the lack of a personal interface?

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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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.

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

Or to know when it’s time to update your computers. But how do you know when it’s time to update your training program? Does Your Training Program Fit How Your Workforce Likes to Learn? Legacy training programs were heavily classroom-based, with online training to supplement the skills and information covered in class. Complete this “training program fit” test to see if your organization is keeping up.

Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

Amid such change, one thing is sure: employee onboarding programs will remain vital. The best employee onboarding programs account for them all. In this article, we’ll define onboarding programs, explain why they’re important, and discuss how to establish effective onboarding. .

How to Prepare Your Mentoring Program to Scale

Everwise

Mentoring is a powerful way to boost engagement and satisfaction among employees, but only when it’s done right. Over 83% of employees say they’d benefit from a mentoring program, yet just 30% of them have participated in one. These programs can be highly effective and have a multiplicative effect across an organization, yet often they flounder after an initial period. Insufficient or Improperly Motivated Mentors. “If Protégés Feel Guarded with Their Mentors.

How to Make Your Workforce Development Program Work for You

KnowledgeCity

Is your company experiencing a skills gap ? Today’s younger workforce have grown up knowing technology, apps and the global economy move at such a rapid pace skills can become outdated within months or even weeks. In order for them to be able to do their jobs effectively, constant, up-to-date training is a must. If they do not receive training from their jobs, they will look elsewhere for it, leaving your company in the lurch. . Succession Planning Program.

Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.

Pract.us

When people take their know-how with them, the whole team suffers. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. They didn’t address the skills gap before shaking up the workforce. Prevent the gap with a culture of learning. So make sure that employees know they’re not only encouraged to help others learn but are responsible for it. Track and recognize mentoring and coaching efforts.

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

Matrix

Mentoring is definitely not a recent concept. The benefits of having good mentoring programs within the organization are great. Mentoring encourages the development of a corporate learning culture , a culture where employees take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge and best practices among peers. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that. Reverse mentoring.

Mentoring can elevate women in tech (webinar recap)

Everwise

Experts believe that mentoring can help reverse this trend–and conversely that a lack of mentors for women, particularly in tech, is partially responsible. In an Everwise webinar in late September, a panel of tech leaders who mentor women shared how mentoring can help attract and retain women in tech. One of the major questions the tech industry must answer is: Why do female technologists drop out of the field and not return? Mentors benefit, too.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus

Often, we don’t know that these are biased decisions until they’re brought to our attention, which can perpetuate inequality in a company. On the flipside, the person experiencing discrimination is left feeling confused and powerless to do anything. Jennifer: I don’t think organizations should do unconscious bias training unless there is also training that specifies inclusive behaviors. We need to develop different relationships through mentoring and sponsoring programs.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Building Competitive Advantage With Talent — Part 1: An Introduction to Talent Strategy,” an April 2015 Bersin by Deloitte report, showed that only about 10-15 percent of companies possess learning and development programs that are properly aligned with strategy and outcomes. Leaders also can be valuable mentors and coaches.

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

Or with the limitations of large enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that manage multiple human resources functions, but are inadequate for optimizing learning programs. But did you know an LMS can help match employees to job openings? Track employees’ long-term schedules, to support a program that rotated employees to new positions/experiences every three years. Are you wondering if your LMS can do more of what you need it to? The post Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Bridging the Generational Gap in Your Workplace

Everwise

Together, these generations form a uniquely diverse workforce, who have much to share with one another if they are encouraged to do so. How do customers/end-users/client needs differ across age groups? To encourage generations to come together, formal mentoring programs from more experienced to less experienced professional are a tried-and-true method of sharing institutional knowledge, and remain relevant for passing information onto Millennials.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Knowledge transfer and skill building happen in a variety of ways: formal education, self-directed learning, training, mentoring, executive coaching, job rotation, etc. Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it. Options include executive education, formal leadership development programs, on-demand learning and more. The Soft Skills Gap.

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? Do you just open up Articulate Storyline , have a look at the content that your SME has provided and then just start building it? Do you import a bunch of PowerPoint slides, add a player skin with the obligatory Next and Previous buttons, attach some word documents as resources, and then hit publish? Do they need to be assessed to prove their understanding has changed? So how do we do that well?

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

What can I do? How do I advance in my career when I’m barely qualified for an entry level job in my field even though I have a degree? Who are your potential members and what do they want? You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. How do I know? You can do it with your continuing education programs, and if you did, people like me would join and stay.

Understanding Your Member Mix: Bridging the Gender Gap

Abila

Throughout the findings we collected in the 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , there were several data points that highlighted a gender gap among members. Let’s bridge the gap. This data points out various ways that organizations can take advantage of member data and start to identify any potential gaps that may exist among member groups. Here are a few next steps to help you begin to bridge the gender gap: Assess your organization’s services and offerings.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS THAT WORK

PDG

Part of that is because leadership content is easy to understand, but hard to actually do. And that’s where things get dicey, because sometimes these behaviors are very hard to do properly. It certainly doesn’t help that a lot of leadership programs are a parade of models, disjointed, without context. The tools need to help you do that. Effective leadership programs have a strong experiential component, the more, the better. by Rich Mesch.

How to Ensure You Don’t Do a Starbucks

Enyota Learning

~Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care – Damon Richards, Customer Care Expert. Since there is no time gap between production and consumption, quality becomes paramount. In addition to enabling teams from various geographies to collaborate on problem-solving challenges in real-time, e-learning also offers other advantages like instant connectivity to mentors and subject matter experts, regardless of where they are located.

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

Before we get into the details of this type of software and how to develop an employee training program , let’s understand the basics of employee training. Employee training is a planned skills education program that is designed to increase the knowledge, technical skills, efficiency, and productivity of employees. Given at regular intervals, such training program s are aimed at enabling employees to be efficient and create better value in their respective roles.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring and coaching strategies translate to better employee engagement and retention. But it pays to know the key differences between coaching and mentoring to implement an effective program. Today we’re faced with a serious talent gap and, with the improving economy, greater difficulty in recruiting highly skilled employees to fill those positions. There is a difference between coaching and mentoring.

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? What do you get out of the experience? I knew what it was like coming through the system without any mentorship programs or anything like that.

Everything You Need to Know About Women Empowerment at Work

ProProfs

“Empowering women isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do,” Barack Obama said once on International Women’s Day. Working women in organizations put as much effort at work as men do, but often fail to get the due appreciation. To facilitate women in their career, 71% of female respondents find mentoring or sponsorship at senior management level would be a helpful measure, while 48% would like to have training programs.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. Who’s participated in F2F programs but not in online programs? Using an LMS to Bridge the Digital Readiness Gap.

Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

WBT Systems

If you ever hiked up a mountain without the help of a trail, you know how frustrating and, sometimes, dangerous it can be. A learning pathway is a designated route through online classes, courses, and other educational programs that is designed to help someone achieve a learning goal, for example, prepare for a specific career or update skills. Learning pathways enhance the value of your online learning programs and increase the loyalty of learners.

Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. But the ideas in this post could work in any type of training program that includes some sort of mentoring or peer coaching. The peer coach also has her own job to do. However, peer coaching programs are notorious for inconsistency. So instead of putting them to work right away, we spend time teaching them the parts of the machine and how to do preventive maintenance.

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership

Everwise

In “ 7 Ways to Support Women’s Advancement to Leadership Roles ,” Elizabeth Borges, Senior Manager at EverwiseWomen, shared insights gathered from researching the experiences and impact felt by the hundreds of women who have completed the program. Most programs supporting women’s advancement to leadership tend to be “one and done” and “one size fits all.” I don’t know if the trade-offs are worth it. On top of that, women’s mentors tend to hold less senior roles.

Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

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. Developing their leadership program may be a little more difficult, starting with the distance that separates them. Any leadership development program is going to require regular meetings and training, not to mention networking and coaching. Web conferencing is a good way to do this.

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Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture. But also refers to informal conversations, micro-mentoring sessions and learning from others. And many have recognized its value in a training program. It may seem counter-intuitive to give 1 st -line managers one more job to do.

How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. Companies that can do it have the potential to become leaders in their industries — while those that can’t risk joining the likes of Kodak, Blockbuster and other formerly successful companies that ultimately failed because they did not evolve in response to changing times.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

Ridner agreed, saying that the best leaders, “motivate their teams to do the best work possible and achieve the best outcomes.”. They’re more likely to do this, he said, not only because they were brought up in a culture where failure was more acceptable, but because it allows them to tap into that creativity, collaboration and flexibility to problem-solve. Bridging the Gaps. The face of leadership is starting to shift.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing. We know there’s a skills gap for young workers that colleges and universities seem unable, and employers seem unwilling, to bridge.”. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We

9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive

CLO Magazine

If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of a group of leaders with similar roles, challenges or interest areas. Stakeholders — sponsors, program staff, community partners, champions and participants — all have goals and expectations about what participation in a peer learning program will yield.