Here, Ellen Ensher examines how to celebrate mentoring program successes and use these as a vehicle for future recruiting and marketing, and defines and describes your definition of mentoring program success.
- You did it, you're done, you made it, you're through,…oh, what a great moment, now what will you do…is a quote by author Sandra Boynton.…Sometimes when I'm wrapping up a class…or a mentoring program,…I like to use a quote that says it all.…Concluding your mentoring program…is both an opportunity to celebrate…and plant seeds for your future programs.…I will share three ideas…to help you wrap up your mentoring program.…These three ideas are showcase, recognize, and celebrate.…
First, showcase the accomplishments…of your mentors and proteges.…If your mentors and proteges completed…an action learning project together,…then conclude your program with an event…that enables the proteges to present the projects.…For example, I had an engineering client…that paired senior engineers with junior engineers.…One of the action learning projects completed…was to develop a community learning outreach program…to promote understanding of water infrastructure.…
As a result of this presentation,…the executives in the audience were so impressed…
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- The benefits of formal mentoring programs
- The types and purpose of mentoring programs
- Designing a framework and a needs assessment
- Creating a mentoring culture
- Ensuring organizational support
- Choosing participants
- Training essentials for mentors
- Concluding and celebrating your program
- Evaluating your program
- Making your mentoring program last