Ellen Ensher discusses best practices for recruiting mentors and protégés.She will also review the importance of voluntary participation and choice, and discuss the WIFM (what’s in it for me) for program participants.
- Think about everything you already know…about recruiting employees.…You probably know a lot and here's the good news.…Everything you already know about recruiting employees…also applies to recruiting folks…for your mentoring program.…To build on your knowledge, I'm going to share…three suggestions for recruiting mentors and proteges.…First, to quote Stephen Covey,…"Begin with the end in mind."…In other words, your recruitment of your mentors…and proteges needs to start with the goals…for your program.…
If you know what you want to accomplish,…then figuring out who the best participants are…to make this happen will flow naturally.…For example, I'm working with a colleague…who created a mentoring program…for women in STEM disciplines,…Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.…The goal of this program was to get women in STEM…in academia to stay in academia.…So, each of the principal investigators…figured out who the go-to people were…in the various disciplines,…like physics, chemistry, and math,…and then did some personal outreach.…
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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