We’d like to thank you for being on the call today, and welcome you to the Overview of MentorRings . . . Our newest mentoring initiative women. The concept for MentorRings was really born out of how to help women Fit In and Stand Out and navigate that balance effectively in an organization and in their careers. We piloted this program last year, and both the participants and the organization sponsors embraced it warmly. Now we are fully ready to LAUNCH on a broader scale, and hope you too will see the benefits. This overview will take about 20 minutes, and since the presentation is short, we’ll ask you to hold questions till to the end. By way of introductions then, CLICK
Kathy Intro: I am KK, President of TMG . Regina Grund, Director of Mentoring is also on the call with me. Regina is a facilitator and content developer for MentorRings and is a Certified Personal Brand Specialist and coach on our team. Regina Intro: First of all, a big warm Welcome to all of you! Some 20 years ago I wrote my masters thesis on the Importance of Mentoring for Women. Though Mentoring Approaches have changed, my passion for working with women has not faltered. I am a certified Personal Branding Coach to women, and love bringing my clients into the “Consciously Competent” field. My career includes posts as Educator, Corporate HR, Training & Development. Back to Kathy: At TMG, Mentoring is not only our business, it is our passion. For over 20 years we have mentored thousands of individuals in their careers and consulted with organizations on talent management initiatives. While working with professionals and leaders in organizations, I recognized that there were particular challenges for women and needs that were not being met which moved me to create a Career Mentoring Alliance for Women that has endured for nearly 20 years now. The MentorRings concept is born out of passion to create a new offering for women to support their personal and professional development. MentorRings is born out of everything we’ve learned. Click
50 sec. We are excited about this program. MentorRings is a unique, and cost-effective program because it combines the Best of Mentoring, Best of Career Development AND the best of Personal Branding. We’ve worked with organizations to roll out Career Development initiatives over the years with the goal of shifting ownership for career management to the employee or associate. These initiatives always included self-assessment on the front end and concluded with a development Plan. This seemed tidy enough . . . Except for the MISSING PIECE! Yes , particularly for women the missing piece has often been . . . “ How to fit in and how to stand out” In other words, how to convey, a compelling brand and value proposition. And then, what we heard from clients is that they also had a missing piece . . . And that was the “how-to” – the execution. CLICK FOR RIBBON
40 sec. MentorRings are Less than half of the cost of executive coaching!! Click for each bullet Click : This is a Customized Approach , with very personalized learning. Click : It’s a group mentoring model lead by a certified Mentor Click : And the each participant gets an opportunity to experience themselves as both an Advisor and a Learner Click: Comprehensive assessments and personal coaching are included Click : Participants establish personal and business goals aligned with organizational needs. Click: Accountability is built in throughout the process in multiple ways – SMART GOALS, A Certified Mentor, and peer advisor agreement.
Here is a bit more detail: Ring Concept: Is a group learning model - a Council of Women that provides Counsel for Women – In other words “Where Women & Wisdom Meet” Rotational Leadership: Builds influence & Confidence as participants work on real-time business issues Career Development: Leads to career mastery, personal fulfillment, and total engagement . . . A deeper and more meaningful Career Development initiative. Managing Energies: We’ve built in a component to Focus on work-life Integration, using a holistic approach which leads to deeper and more personal Career Development. Personal Brand & Executive Presence: With emphasis on Presence & Persona, Setting themselves apart, and the “how to’s” of conveying effective messaging. LeaderView Assessment: Participants will complete a Leadership assessment profile and receive 2 hours of personal coaching to identify strengths and developmental opportunities which is translated to individual development plans. Real Work Application: Adults learn best through application of principles on the job; this rarely happens after training programs. MentorRings offers a safe space for group collaboration and candid conversations on real time business issues. Learning Approach: . An Experiential Learning Approach Combines Group Learning, Paired Accountability and Individual Coaching. Built in Accountability : What gets measured gets done! Continued support & accountability through 90 day check-in after the program and one year ongoing phone /e-mail support from their Mentor. We know of no other program that combines these elements!
Take a moment and look at what the deliverable are for participants. CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK (6 clicks) There are volumes if research on the importance for women of having a mentor AND a professional network. MentorRings provides both: Multiple Mentors AND an opportunity to build a diverse portfolio of new connections. . . Networking on “Steroids” which can lead to opportunities for “Transformational Collaboration” AND Getting specific coaching on image, professional presence and marketability.
Logistics of MentorRings . . . The program is not measured in the hours of participation alone. So much happens in the dialogues in the sessions and continues outside the sessions as participants grow and expand their network and stay in touch with their accountability partners. And Between Coach & Participant as they discuss the assessment and work on a devlopment plan. External Feedback from friends, family and colleagues is a part of the process to help participants build their professional brand statements.
Additionally, MentorRings offers 1 year of ongoing support via phone and email. CLICK - All of this using the group learning, paired accountability and individual coaching. We know of no other such program!
1. Creating Career Distinction: An Authentic Brand begins with Self Awareness (Live) Values – Align for Work-Life Integration Signature Strengths & Defining Qualities – Your Mastery Platform Purpose & Passion – Do what you love Preferred Work Environment – The right organizational support for you The Power of Goal Setting w/Accountability Partner 2 . LeaderView Assessment: ( Online assessment) Self awareness is the cornerstone of career management, self development and leadership effectiveness. g Report which looks at an individual’s effectiveness in their role within the organizational environment and surfaces opportunities for growth and improved performance. The LeaderView assessment and Debriefing Session will build the foundation to guide goal-setting and development planning. Each customized Report includes 5 key competencies that are universal to success: Communicating with others Relating to people socially Response to structure and change Interacting with teams Making Decisions Creating your ideal work environment Work-life balance Key performance drivers and stress behaviors Recognizing performance gaps and how to fill them Individual Coaching Sessions: 2 individual coaching sessions – 1. L eaderView assessment debrief & development planning 2. 360 feedback and Brand Statement development
4. Redefining Women’s Leadership Roles: A Great Time Women (Live) • Leveraging Your Leadership – knowing your strengths Characteristics of Women Leaders – how you are unique Finding (& Becoming) both Mentors & Sponsors – maximizing relationships Executive Presence & Influence for Women – part 1 • Goal Setting w/Accountability Partner 5. Building Your Professional Brand Portfolio: Creating Compelling & Memorable Messages * Your Brand Story • Review 360 feedback from Mgrs., Peers, Friends, Family How to articulate High-Impact Messages: Verbal & Written • Igniting Your network- widening your circles of success Executive Presence & Influence for Women – Part 2 The Support & Exchange Model – Giving & Receiving Leveraging Social Media – Developing Digital Savvy 7. & 8. Virtual e-Cafe Sessions: Managing Energies for Work-Life Integration & 90 Day Check-in after Program Completion to monitor progress and success
Click 1x for “Internal” then read. Click 2 nd time for External Internal : Rings can be structured based on job-grades / career level, business functions or cross-section of both. Content can be customized to suit the needs of your organization. External : Rings formed based on application process and personal profile for hi-potential early & mid-careerists.
Ideal candidates are Manager Level and above as well as Individual Contributors with a minimum of 7 years of experience. One company can sponsor up to 3 women per MentorRing. Sponsoring organizations will be grouped in a “ring” based on geographic proximity (Chicago, northern & western suburban locations) to provide for rotational sessions at sponsoring organization’s locations and the opportunity for participants to meet conveniently on their own. Nominated candidates will complete an application process to identify personal goals and objectives and establish their commitment to the program.
Regina: The pilot program that we convened in 2010 was very interesting. It was an External Ring with diverse levels of women and functionally diverse as well. All were from local Fortune 500 companies, and we went to great lengths to collect both positive and negative feedback. Here’s a sampling of what they had to say: ***************** (give them time to read) Really, the only negatives were they wanted more face-to-face, and more time to complete exercises! We were so encouraged at their enthusiasm.
What’s in it for the individual participant. Value Proposition!
To Summarize then . . .
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