Ellen Ensher provides an overview of sample topics and approaches for mentor training curriculum such as setting the structure, developing trust, avoiding stumbling blocks, improving mutuality and logistics. Provide a sample outline of a mentor training program.
- The biggest challenge you will likely face…in training your mentors is getting them to come…to the training.…Typically in a formal mentoring program,…your mentors are high status, busy,…and probably feel like they already know…everything about mentoring.…So, you may find that you need to sell your mentors…on the value of training more so than your proteges.…I'm going to mention a few key ideas…for reluctant mentor trainees,…and walk you through a sample curriculum for mentors.…
There are three reasons why mentors…should participate in training.…First, the mere presence of the mentors…at a training session signals everyone around them…that this matters.…Second, your mentoring program can be…a great way to build community across your organization.…The mentors often find that attending mentor training…helps them by providing a chance to network…with their peers and share ideas and resources.…
Third, mentors should come to training…because they might learn something new.…Think about what you can offer in the mentor training…
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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