Ellen Ensher uses the Kirkpatrick framework for evaluation, create an evaluation plan focusing on reaction to the program, key learning obtaining, on the job and/or career application and organizational results.
- According to economist Milton Friedman,…"One of the greatest mistakes is to judge…"policies and programs by their intentions…"rather than their results."…I think this quote is a good reminder…that before you start your evaluation…of your mentoring program, recall your original intentions…or goals of your program.…In fact, I recommend you map out your evaluation…well before your mentoring program begins.…I'm gonna walk you through a modified version…of Kirkpatrick's evaluation…that can help you make your plan.…
Consider these four levels of evaluation.…Level one is reaction.…This level measures how much people…liked your mentoring program, and enjoyed…the overall experience.…Typically this is measured with surveys…or perhaps even focus groups.…I recommend a combination of open and closed questions.…Typical questions might include:…on a scale of one to ten, with one being miserable,…five being meh, and 10 being fantastic,…how satisfied were you with your overall experience…in the mentoring program?…What was most/least enjoyable about participating…
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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