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. Male mentors help women gain this insight, she said.

Do You Need a Mentor or a Network?

Experiencing eLearning

Will you be my mentor?” ” “Will you be my mentor? ” Maria left the coffee shop feeling a bit deflated and surprised that Jack didn’t agree to be her mentor. Requests for Mentors. I just can’t do that kind of mentoring.

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. Building case for Mentors in e-learning. Mentors in E-Learning.

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? These mentoring programs must be strategically linked to the organization’s business goals.

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. Randy Emelo is author of the book “Modern Mentoring” and chief strategist at River, a mentoring software company.

Find the Right Mentor

CLO Magazine

A former Twitter vice president in her early thirties, Claire has taught me a great deal about the business of social networking — and I’ve helped her learn a few things about the business of publishing. Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship.

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.

Stealth mentoring

Clark Quinn

I was looking for any previous post I’d made about stealth mentoring, so I could refer to it in a post I was writing, and I couldn’t find it. by pointing to things on Twitter or leaving bookmarks at a social bookmarking site), you can put together what’s interesting to them and what their resulting thoughts are, and start seeing the trajectory of their thinking and learning. meta-learning social

Mentors: Increase Retention, Completion, and Build Your Learning Culture

Edvance360

In Edvance360, there are tools for: Building relationships on the enterprise scale (the secure social network) to smaller departmental or focus-centered scale (communities). This blog focuses on that last one: mentors.

Social Cognition

Clark Quinn

In this closing post of the series, I want to talk about social cognition. The traditional definition of social cognition is how we think about social interactions. For one, we benefit from formal social interactions as ways to get richer interpretations.

Mentoring Results

Clark Quinn

However, this isn’t new for mentors as well: they want their charges to do well, but the most they can do is influence the performer to the best of their ability. In addition, the performance ecosystem, aka workscape – not only formal learning but also performance support, informal learning, and social learning – is the responsibility of the integrated talent/learning functions (which absolutely should be blended). social strategy

6 Social Learning Techniques for Online Educators

LearnDash

Social learning can motivate learners and keep them engaged. Humans are social creatures. Even the most introverted among us benefit from learning relationships , whether with our instructors, our peers, our mentors, or our mentees. Set up a system for mentors and mentees.

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. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. The Millennials are a very social bunch. Micro mentoring. Reverse mentoring.

Mentorship Program: Help Employees Find their Mentor

Growth Engineering

Business leaders everywhere (including me) love mentors! Will you be my mentor?’ So, is the search for your mentor worth the effort or will it end in heartache, and a lot of awkward emails? So, in other words, mentors unleash our inner superheroes! How to Find your Mentor?

Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

If businesses want to improve employee retention and secure a stable pool of future employees, they need to teach and mentor their young leaders. Millennials, in particular, want more than technical training and a salary; they want mentoring and career development.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus 

In light of this, it’s critical that organizations provide women development in the manner they crave: a community of support and social ties that connect them more fully with those around them. 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? Learn How Mentoring Can Improve Your Workplace Gender Diversity.

Advice for First-Time Mentors

Everwise

The benefits of mentoring are clear. Mentors get to improve their leadership skills by practicing developing others and get to revisit lessons they’ve already learned, and may have forgotten. As Kamath puts it, as a mentor, you must “let the mentee take the lead.

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. Social, Global, Open and Diverse.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. Another suggestion is to have an instructor, a supervisor, or other mentor create a blog with a daily or weekly question to be posed to them. --3--

The Benefits of a Gamified Socialized Learning Platform

eLearning Brothers

Gamified socialized learning offers the dialogue of social media platforms with the engagement and real-life rewards of a game. Social Learning. Social media has infiltrated almost all aspects of our lives. The numbers prove that social learning works. .

Mentoring in Today’s Workplace: Another Layer of Training

ReadyTech

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”. Mentoring—when an experienced individual assists and guides a less-experienced individual—can greatly enhance one’s professional and personal growth. While training tends to focus on formal learning with well-defined learning objectives, mentoring is more of an informal relationship. Mentoring in today’s workplace.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. A piecemeal approach to social learning will only serve to confound us further.

Transform  your way of thinking: Tap into different generations and reverse mentoring!

Learning Wire

The answer is to seek mentors within your organization. Mentors may be retiring employees or younger talent. The current workplace is a palette of individuals whose social and cultural backgrounds differ entirely from one person to the next. After all, why reverse mentoring?

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. What is Social Learning?

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Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

For example, informal learning happens effortlessly when people: Read a statistic or story on Facebook or another social media network. Peruse someone’s profile on a social media site. Receive mentoring from a supervisor or coworker. Mentoring and coaching – 3%.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy? I believe that if you find someone interesting, and follow both their blogs and their tweets, you can see what they’re tracking and then their reflections, and use them as a mentor. A stealth mentor, as I like to call it ;). Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. social

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

Chronus 

She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. We need to develop different relationships through mentoring and sponsoring programs.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

Your Training Edge

If you were asked to name the top three current trends in business in general, my guess is that “social” would make the list. We’ve all heard that most of learning is informal, and much of informal learning is social (coaching/mentoring, talking in the break room, chatting online, etc.).

Mentoring 2.0: Why Gen Y Demands a New Approach

Mindflash

If asked to picturing mentoring in action, you’d most likely imagine a seasoned, grey-haired veteran out to lunch with an eager 20-something, sharing his or her hard-won business wisdom. Why stop at one mentor? So is Emilo right about Gen Y’s views of mentoring?

Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

ID Reflections

I love this description from Jane Harts post: FAUXIAL LEARNING is about forcing people to use social media in courses – or even in the workplace – and then confusing compliance with engagement (and even worse) learning. Does this mean the employees are not engaging in "social learning"?

Mentoring Millennials to Teach Hard to Come by Soft Skills

Training Industry

Mentoring We need millennials for their innovation, passion and technology know-how. Mentoring gives young professionals the opportunity to talk candidly and learn from someone older and more experienced, in a relaxed environment. It's important to identify the soft skills that are lacking in each new hire in order to pair them with a mentor who has soft skills you want transferred to the new hire. Discuss one topic each week, igniting conversation on social intelligence.

Strengthening Social Learning In the Workplace

Dashe & Thomson

The training industry has seen plenty of debate around whether or not organizations can and should take steps to strengthen social learning. Everyone agrees that social learning is very important and that somewhere between 70% and 80% of all learning is done socially and/or informally.

9 STEPS TO DEFINING A WORKPLACE ELEARNING STRATEGY THAT WORKS

Learnnovators

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Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!)

TOPYX LMS

We love social learning – it’s as simple as that. If not, you may benefit from discovering more about the nature and function of the incredible thing called social learning. Once you grasp the breadth of advantages specific to social learning, you’ll sing its praises as loudly as we do.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany.