Mentoring is a social development tool designed to connect emerging leaders with successful leaders in your organization.
A Mentor Is:
A Trusted Advisor
Someone who provides guidance
A wise and trusted counselor
A Mentee Is:
A person who is advised, trained, or counseled by a mentor.
A person that desires to be taught
Someone who receives and acts upon guidance
A mentoring program is a low-risk tool that utilizes the strength of your current population. It helps to develop others and can:
- improve employee satisfaction
- increase employee retention (reduce turnover)
- build future leaders
- be an effective recruiting tool
- increase internal collaboration
Lead Coach Mentor supports culture development for your organization’s mentoring program.
- Creating a Mentoring culture is NOT a Top-Down Process
- Creating a Mentoring culture is NOT HR’s job
- “It takes a village” – Mentoring culture development must involve people from across the organization
- Top Management must sponsor, support and nurture such a program for global success
Questions to think about…
- Why do we want a mentor program?
- What do we expect the benefits of this program to be?
- Who will be the leadership champion?
- Who should be invited/included in organizing?
- What do we expect as an output from the design team?
- What do we expect as a measurement of success?
- Who do we know that has a mentor?
- Who do we know that is a mentor?
- What has made success mentoring relationships successful for your organization?
- How will we market the program and the successes?
- How will we celebrate successes?
- And so many more…
Creating a mentoring program requires time.
Creating mentoring culture requires drive, stamina and a love of development and professional growth.
Let’s discuss how we can work together to help you create a culture for mentors in your organization.