Mc2012 t dumas mentoring

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Mc2012 t dumas mentoring

  1. 1. Taking  the  Mystery  out  of  Mentoring:       What s  it  All  About?   Terri  Dumas Vice  President,  Strategic  Accounts,  RAB  LighAng   terri.dumas@rabweb.com  
  2. 2. What  is  Mentoring?  An  opportunity  for  two  people  to  develop  a  relaAonship  that  can  strengthen  individual  talents,  provide  a  safe  environment  to  discuss  issues  or  barriers  to  success  and  can  contribute  to  the  enhancement  of  careers.  •  Informal  or  formal    •  Virtual  or  in-­‐person  •  Takes  Ame  and  energy  •  Requires  a  verbal  agreement  •  It s  not  coaching  or  sponsoring  
  3. 3. The  Three  Things  You  Need     to  Know  About  Mentoring  1.  Successful  leaders  have  been                mentored  and  mentor  others  2.  Mentoring  is  a  two-­‐way        commitment  3.  Trust  is  essenAal  
  4. 4. Why  is  Mentoring  Important?  "More  than  four  out  of  five  of  all  leaders  that    you  ever  meet  will  have  emerged  as  leaders  because  of  the  impact  made  on  them  by  established  leaders  who  mentored  them."    -­‐  The  21  Irrefutable  Laws  of  Leadership,  John  C.  Maxwell  
  5. 5. Mentoring  ROI  •  Managerial  producAvity  increased  by   88%  with  mentoring  vs.  24%  increase   with  training  alone  •  95%  of  mentees  said  the  experience   moAvated  them  to  do  their  very  best  •  60%+  of  students  listed  mentoring  as  a   criterion  for  selecAng  an  employer  a^er   graduaAon  
  6. 6. Mentoring  Myths  • One  perfect  mentor  • Formal,  long-­‐term  relaAonship  • Less  experienced  people  •  Something  more  experienced          people  do  altruisAcally  
  7. 7. What s  in  it  for  the  Mentee?  • Career  development  • Navigate  • Sounding  board    • Feedback  on  plans  or  future  acAons  • Leadership  development  • TacAcal  skills  
  8. 8. What  is  in  it  for  the  Mentor?  • Increased  professional   and  personal  saAsfacAon  • ContribuAon  to  success  • Skills  enhancement  • New  perspecAves    
  9. 9. The  Role  of  the  Mentee  • The  driver  • Clarify  your  needs  • Follow  through  • Open  to  feedback  
  10. 10. The  Role  of  the  Mentor  • Listen  well  • Guide,  don t  do  • Focus  on  acAon  
  11. 11. Tips  for  Finding  a   Great  Mentor  • Know  what  you  want  • Network  •  Open  mind  • Look  at  your  past  
  12. 12. How  Does  a  Mentor  Choose   the  Right  Mentee?  • Relevance  • Mind  the  gap  • Time  
  13. 13. How  to  Get  Started  Sign  up  for  a  Mentor    or  to  be  a  Mentee    (or  both)  through  NAED.    Contact  Eve  Angel,    eangel@naed.org  
  14. 14. Afract,  Recruit,  Retain  

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