Many mentoring programs miss the mark because of a lack of alignment to business goals and strategy and because they fail to clearly articulate the goals of the program from the outset. Others fail because of poor mentor/mentee matches and insufficient training at the beginning of the program.
Horace McCormick, Program Director at UNC Executive Development, has recently published the talent management white paper, How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program. Horace will cover this topic on his October 23rd webcast at 1PM EST. Specifically he will:
Discuss the benefits of effective mentoring programs and why more employers are embracing mentoring programs in their organizations;
Delineate the difference between coaching and mentoring;
Review various types of mentoring programs;
Offer steps HR and talent management professionals can use to launch successful and sustainable mentoring programs in their organizations, and;
Provide examples of mentoring programs being used in organizations today.
October 20, 2014 | Horace McCormick, Program Director, UNC Executive Development | UNC Executive Development
Mentoring is a strategic tool that, when done right, can attract and retain high-potential talent and accelerate leadership development and readiness. Mentoring is also an effective tool for shaping organizational culture and closing ...
August 6, 2014 | Kip Kelly, UNC Executive Development Director of Marketing and Public Programs | HCI
There’s a simple recipe for long-term career success, with three main ingredients: knowledge, experience, and reflection. On the surface, this sounds pretty simple. You’re constantly collecting new knowledge and experience throughout your career. Don’t be fooled. There’s a big difference between hoping you will gain the knowledge and skills you need and proactively pursuing the development opportunities that will ensure long term success. You need to take control of your future, and that means developing a strategy that will enable you to reach your career goals.