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Purpose-Driven Mentoring: How to Find, Pick, and Create Powerful Mentor Relationships

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Learning Objective: Assess successful mentoring techniques

Mentoring is a mutually beneficial practice that provides opportunities both for the mentor and mentee as well as paying dividends for employers. Corporations have discovered that the act of implementing strategic mentoring results in great short- and long-term value. Mentoring creates collaborations, bonds, and buy-in like no other relationship process. This seminar will help you engage in, find, and benefit from mentoring programs.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

a. Identify strategic mentoring solutions.
b. Examine the benefit of reverse mentoring.
c. Explore successful networking strategies that connect people.
d. Examine mentoring activities and suggestions that enrich the experience.
e. Explore ways to identify and pair successful mentoring matches.

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Purpose-Driven Mentoring: How to Find, Pick, and Create Powerful Mentor Relationships

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  2. 2. Purpose-Driven Mentoring: How to Find, Pick, and Create Powerful Mentor Relationships Victor Brown, IBM Distinguished Engineer Denise Evans, Vice President, IBM Donnie Harper, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Claudeliah Roze, Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon Company Approved for Public Release
  3. 3. 2/22/2019 Denise Evans, Moderator Vice President, Marketing IBM Corporation Victor Brown, Presenting Panelist Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Corporation Claudeliah Roze Principal Systems Engineer Raytheon Company Donovan Harper Senior Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Approved for Public Release
  4. 4. This seminar will help you engage in, find, and benefit from mentoring programs. At the end of this seminar you will be able to: a. Identify strategic mentoring solutions. b. Examine the benefit of reverse mentoring. c. Explore successful networking strategies that connect people. d. Examine mentoring activities and suggestions that enrich the experience. e. Explore ways to identify and pair successful mentoring matches. Approved for Public Release Objectives
  5. 5. Purpose-Driven Mentoring Begins With… . Approved for Public Release YOUR. PURPOSE.
  6. 6. Approved for Public Release JOY: When Purpose Drives Mentoring
  7. 7. Discovering YOUR Purpose: Can you answer the following?  What Does YOUR Success Look Like To You?  What Unique Talents and Skills do YOU Bring to the Table?  What would YOU like To Be Different In Three To Five Years?  What Obstacles Are YOU Facing?  How are YOU currently preparing for YOUR next level? Source: Fast Company https://www.fastcompany.com/40543989/the-best-mentors-ask-these-8-questions Approved for Public Release
  8. 8. Definitions . Mentoring - a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development Mentor - a trusted counselor or guide who shares knowledge, experience, and advice with a less experienced person, or "mentee” Advocate – someone who is willing to champion your progress and who will use his or her internal political and social capital to move your career forward within an organization For CEO’s in formal mentoring programs (Harvard Business Review 2015): 84% said mentors had helped them avoid costly mistakes Approved for Public Release
  9. 9. Strategic Mentoring Focus Areas Approved for Public Release • Commitment • Respect • Patience • Follow through
  10. 10. Reverse mentoring – a less experienced, possibly younger employee mentors an older, more established employee Key benefits: • Prioritizes wealth of experiences over age • Breaks down barriers of status and position • Introduces new ways to solve old problems • Different points of view drive a new way of thinkingApproved for Public Release
  11. 11. Networking strategies Every gathering is an opportunity to network and meet mentors/mentees. • Attend events that bring together people you would not normally meet • Virtual events count as well • Social media can be a source- LinkedIn for example • Don’t hesitate to ask someone you admire or respect to be a mentor • It doesn’t have to be someone in your area of focus • You need more than one mentor so look outside of the box • Remember: it is a learning experience – Not all results will be positive so learn from those too • First impressions are lastingApproved for Public Release
  12. 12. Mentoring activities that enrich the experience • Define rules of engagement and enforce them • Discuss your situation • Share your development plans and get feedback • Set achievable goals • What, when, and how will you achieve a goal • Create a list of options and discuss them • Have a plan and stick to it • Commitment is key for both the mentor and mentee • Time is precious so don’t waste it • Mentoring is an ongoing relationship. Treat it as such • Respect is a two way street • Ask the right questions • Listen, Listen, Listen • Rome wasn’t built in a day… Be patient • Follow through on every commitment Approved for Public Release
  13. 13. Pairing --- No not Bluetooth Finding a good mentor is like looking for a good friend. It doesn’t happen instantly so be patient. • Look for mentors with which you have common interests • Quantity and type of mentors depend on your needs • It really goes beyond work • You can learn a lot from people that aren’t in your area of expertise • Community is as important as the workplace • Be willing to share • When and how should a mentoring relationship end Approved for Public Release
  14. 14. https://www.inc.com/lee-colan/reverse-mentoring-the-big-benefits-to-learning-from-younger- employees.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonwingard/2018/08/08/reverse-mentoring-3-proven-outcomes-driving- change/#32d5bdd38b51 https://hbr.org/2017/02/what-the-best-mentors-do https://hbr.org/2018/02/good-mentors-help-you-work-through-strong-emotions https://hbr.org/2017/11/what-mentors-wish-their-mentees-knew https://www.fastcompany.com/40543989/the-best-mentors-ask-these-8-questions https://www.fastcompany.com/90188135/these-are-the-six-things-the-best-mentors-never-do https://www.fastcompany.com/40540798/eight-essential-rules-for-first-time-mentors https://www.centerformentoring.com/articles http://www.vault.com/blog/job-search/7-steps-to-a-great-mentorship http://productivemag.com/23/what-it-takes-to-be-successful-at-mentoring https://hbr.org/2011/08/keeping-great-people-with-thre.html Four golden rules of effective menteeship https://www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i4147 Find yourself a mentor - https://www.bmj.com/content/330/7497/s170?int_source=trendmd&int_medium=trendmd&int_campaign= trendmd References and key links Approved for Public Release
  15. 15. 2/22/2019 Victor Brown, Presenting Panelist Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Corporation Denise Evans, Moderator Vice President, Marketing IBM Corporation Claudeliah Roze Senior Systems Engineer Raytheon Corporation Donovan Harper Senior Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Your Questions? Approved for Public Release

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