Mentorship Programs: Development and Administration
Our mentor program solutions serve as a guiding tool for program developers as they embark on instituting formal mentoring programs for their organizations. The primary purpose is to help professionals expend resources designing effective programs by provoking thought and contemplation with regard to all aspects of the mentoring program process.
Formal mentoring programs are established for several reasons, not the least being the desire to enhance the professional development and capacity of its members and the standing of the institution. Such formality provides for training, goals, and evaluation to ensure success.
An effective mentor serves as an experienced and trusted individual who uses his/her competence, influence, and social capital to guide, counsel, and coach another to greater levels of effectiveness, productivity, and development.
In addition to increasing personal and professional growth for the participants, successful development and implementation of a mentoring program will serve to maximize knowledge and support networks and expand an institution’s brand value. At the heart of mentoring is relationship development and management, both critical components of effective mentoring programs.
- Understand the benefits and definitions that correspond with effective mentorship programs and gain an understanding of the processes necessary to establish the program
- Comprehensive review of the five phases and corresponding components that developers need to evaluate and implement for the program
- Learn what additional factors must be considered and mitigated for long-term success
- Learn how to build diversity and inclusivity into the program
- Review documents and forms recommended for program success administration
- Review best practices, success tips and additional resources to embed the program into the organizational culture