The Power of Mentoring
A Best Practice for Professional
Development
WIIFM
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Compare & contrast mentoring vs.
coaching
Explain the benefits of mentoring
Explain types of mentoring
WIIFM
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Share your mentoring experiences
Describe steps in creating effective
mentoring programs
Discuss and evaluat...
Who Mentored Who?
Mentoring is…
When a senior-level leader takes an active interest in promoting the
career of a more junior individual.” So...
Mentoring Power!

Potential
Mentee/
Mentor

Identify
Developmental
Areas

MENTORING

Reciprocal
Mentoring
Relationship for...
Are Mentoring & Coaching the
Same?
Mentoring & Coaching
Similarities
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Individual-focused
Relationship-based
Highly interactive (Two-way)
Not jus...
Best Uses for Mentoring &
Coaching
Mentoring
 Personal career
development
 Seeking experiences from
others
 Networking
...
Benefits
20%
more
likely to
get a
raise

Promoted
5 times
more

Improves
employee
retention &
job
satisfaction
Tailored to...
Types of Mentoring
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Formal vs. Informal
One-on-One vs. Group Mentoring
Traditional vs. Peer-to-Peer
Mentoring Programs
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Metro DC ASTD Mentoring Partnership
Program
U.S. Department of Energy Mentoring
Program
MODEL ...
Creating Mentoring Programs

Identify
Program
Manager

Assemble Team

Develop
Mentoring
Program
Roadmap

EVALUATE

Develop...
The “Perfect” Mentoring
Program
Contact Me

Deadra Welcome, CPLP
CONCERNING LEARNING, LLC
concerninglearningllc@gmail.com
www.concerninglearningllc.com
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  • Don Henley mentored Sheryl CroweBarbara Walters mentored KathyLee GiffordPhil Jackson mentored Michael JordanDENZEL WASHINGTON mentored by Sidney PoitierQUINCY JONES mentored by Ray CharlesLUKE SKYWALKER mentored by Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (Star Wars)OPRAH WINFREY mentored by Maya AngelouWhat do all of the pairs have in common?Learning occurredIt probably started with the mentee learning more from the mentorAs the mentee developed, they probably had a more reciprocal relationship.Happens the same way with those of us who are not famous.
  • I’ve found that mentoring is what you make it.The definition is based on the agreed-upon expectations of the Mentee and MentorWhat’s your definition? Complete this sentence with your definition (Put on post-it notes…)
  • Mentoring is like a cell phone that needs chargingYou need power to achieve your goal which is to complete your conversationMentor and Mentee learnLasting relationships are createdNetworks are built and enhancedCost-effectiveWhat you put in is what you get out
  • Scenarios—would this person benefit from coaching or mentoring?An employee is looking to move up in the organization (mentoring, to learn from a more experienced person and make connections)Another employee just joined the organization and is just out of college(mentoring—first job; new to the organization & coaching, doesn’t have experience, just knowledge)A manager is having difficulty leading his staff (coaching, to help improve his leadership style)
  • Possible activities: scenarios—would this person benefit from coaching or mentoring; use Insala notes
  • Possible activities: scenarios—would this person benefit from coaching or mentoring; use Insala notes
  • Both mentors and mentees were approximately 20% more likely to get a raise than people who did not participate in the mentoring programEmployees who received mentoring were promoted FIVE times more often than people who didn’t have mentors
  • interview your neighbor (have you participated in mentoring, formal, informal, one-on-one, group, traditional, peer-to-peer?) Describe your experienceWhat did you learn
  • Metro DC ASTD One-Pager (6-month partnership program)DOE is on-going; no beginning or endMODEL Program Mentoring Program (specific to a supervisory development program)What other types of programs have you participated in? What was your experience?
  • Reference “Jump Start Your Mentoring Program”Sample Mentoring RoadmapWhat should your Mentoring Program Guide have in it?Mentoring Partnership AgreementImplementation Plan (template)
  • How far did you get on your roadmap?What type of program is it?Ask questions for each element in the roadmap.Read the scenario and develop a mentoring program roadmap that would be a perfect fit for the situation.Aftershare with larger group to provide feedback.
  • Mentoring

    1. 1. The Power of Mentoring A Best Practice for Professional Development
    2. 2. WIIFM    Compare & contrast mentoring vs. coaching Explain the benefits of mentoring Explain types of mentoring
    3. 3. WIIFM    Share your mentoring experiences Describe steps in creating effective mentoring programs Discuss and evaluate actual mentoring programs
    4. 4. Who Mentored Who?
    5. 5. Mentoring is… When a senior-level leader takes an active interest in promoting the career of a more junior individual.” So You Want to Be Mentored, Stella Louise Cowan Mentoring is focused on helping a mentee learn and practice a particular set of skills, a mentor acts as a guide who helps a mentee define and understand his or her goals and pursue them successfully. The Mentee’s Guide, Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be. The Oxford School of Lois J. Zacharay Coaching & Mentoring, Eric Parsloe "Mentoring is the career development practice of using a more experienced individual tutor or group to share wisdom and experience with a protégé over a specified period of time." American Society for Training and Development
    6. 6. Mentoring Power! Potential Mentee/ Mentor Identify Developmental Areas MENTORING Reciprocal Mentoring Relationship for Professional Development
    7. 7. Are Mentoring & Coaching the Same?
    8. 8. Mentoring & Coaching Similarities       Individual-focused Relationship-based Highly interactive (Two-way) Not just one event Development-focused Goal-oriented From Insala Solutions, Mentoring & Coaching: Ways to Use Each Strategically in Your Organization
    9. 9. Best Uses for Mentoring & Coaching Mentoring  Personal career development  Seeking experiences from others  Networking  Skill development  Support during onboarding  Navigating the organization Coaching  Personal career development  Skill development  On-boarding (OJT)  Improve working relationships  Improve leadership style and influence From Insala Solutions, Mentoring & Coaching: Ways to Use Each Strategically in Your Organization
    10. 10. Benefits 20% more likely to get a raise Promoted 5 times more Improves employee retention & job satisfaction Tailored to the mentoring partners’ needs
    11. 11. Types of Mentoring    Formal vs. Informal One-on-One vs. Group Mentoring Traditional vs. Peer-to-Peer
    12. 12. Mentoring Programs    Metro DC ASTD Mentoring Partnership Program U.S. Department of Energy Mentoring Program MODEL Program Mentoring Program
    13. 13. Creating Mentoring Programs Identify Program Manager Assemble Team Develop Mentoring Program Roadmap EVALUATE Develop Program Materials Implement Program
    14. 14. The “Perfect” Mentoring Program
    15. 15. Contact Me Deadra Welcome, CPLP CONCERNING LEARNING, LLC concerninglearningllc@gmail.com www.concerninglearningllc.com http://concerninglearning.blogspot.com www.twitter.com/dhwelcome www.linkedin.com/in/deadrawelcome

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