Ellen Ensher provides resources for individual and programmatic continuous learning processes, as well as discussing best practice examples of mentoring programs that provide ongoing support such as peer mentoring platforms.
- Have you ever had the experience of joining…a new gym, and meeting with a trainer…who trained you on all of the shiny new equipment,…then, the next time you went,…you couldn't remember any of the new exercises,…and you just felt really disengaged?…The same phenomena can occur with mentoring training.…The key to success in both of these situations…is to go beyond the first training session…and provide ongoing support.…I'm going to give you three suggestions…to help mentors and proteges stay engaged…and keep learning continuously in your mentoring program.…
My first suggestion for continuous learning…is to follow up with mentors and proteges periodically.…I recommend that you follow up within a month…of the first training session, and then again…at the halfway point.…The follow ups can be official,…in the form of an online survey,…or informal, like a personal call.…If you do this, then you can keep your finger…on the pulse of the program and intervene…to provide coaching and resources as needed.…You may wish to ask questions like:…
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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