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Taking the Mystery out of Mentoring: What s it All About? Terri Dumas Vice President, Strategic Accounts, RAB LighAng email@example.com
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
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
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
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
Mentoring Myths • One perfect mentor • Formal, long-‐term relaAonship • Less experienced people • Something more experienced people do altruisAcally
What s in it for the Mentee? • Career development • Navigate • Sounding board • Feedback on plans or future acAons • Leadership development • TacAcal skills
What is in it for the Mentor? • Increased professional and personal saAsfacAon • ContribuAon to success • Skills enhancement • New perspecAves
The Role of the Mentee • The driver • Clarify your needs • Follow through • Open to feedback
The Role of the Mentor • Listen well • Guide, don t do • Focus on acAon
Tips for Finding a Great Mentor • Know what you want • Network • Open mind • Look at your past
How Does a Mentor Choose the Right Mentee? • Relevance • Mind the gap • Time
How to Get Started Sign up for a Mentor or to be a Mentee (or both) through NAED. Contact Eve Angel, firstname.lastname@example.org