Mentoring programs are as varied as the organizations that implement them. Options include one-to-one, group, executive, and e-mentoring approaches. These all share common execution strategies that can establish your mentoring program as a viable function within your company. Understanding the goals required from your mentoring program and ensuring that support is available for both mentors and mentees will aid your decision on how to approach mentoring for your company. This course explores how to set up a successful mentoring program by looking at the elements that are needed to design and implement an effective program. It covers how to prepare and plan your program so that participants are oriented and connected effectively. And it explores the criteria for matching mentees and mentors to create fruitful relationships. You will also learn the importance of personal development plans and how to set the learning process in motion so that mentees can achieve their objectives.

This online course forms part of the SkillsNet short course suite.

Learning objectives

  • Determine if a mentoring program has all the requisite elements to make it successful
  • Match the steps in designing a mentoring program in a given scenario to the actions taken at each stage
  • Match mentors to mentees in a given scenario
  • Determine if the guidelines for establishing a mentoring relationship have been correctly applied in a given situation

Audience

Anyone who wants to gain a foundation in mentoring, and managers and team leaders who want to develop or refine their mentoring skills

60 Minutes

365 Days

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