Ellen Ensher examines examples of several models of mentoring programs, including traditional, reverse, peer, and online.
- Choice.…In today's world, many of us are fortunate…to be rich in choice.…We can literally choose from among thousands…of entertainment options available 24/seven.…Because we have so many choices in our everyday life,…there is also the expectation from employees…that there will be choices offered regarding types…of mentoring programs.…Let's take a look at the four most common types…of mentoring programs offered by organizations today.…
The first most common type of mentoring program is still…the traditional mentoring program.…In this type of program, senior executives are paired…with junior employees.…For example, I worked with a large government organization…whose workforce consisted mainly of engineers.…Most of the senior engineers were baby boomers and…had a lot of knowledge, history, and secrets…stashed away in their brains.…The younger engineers were often at a loss regarding…how to make things work in this large bureaucracy.…
In this program, senior engineers were given half a day…a week to mentor younger engineers.…
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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