Author Archives: Alex

Case Study – Department of Primary Industries NSW

Department of Primary Industries NSW, Mentoring Program Increasing Scientists’ Skills and Confidence to become Science Leaders In 2016, management at the NSW Department of Primary Industries investigated options for developing and sustaining a strong leadership pipeline of research scientists to underpin the growth, sustainability and biosecurity of primary industries in NSW. The Department recognises that […]

Why mentoring programs derail (and what to do about it)

Why mentoring programs derail (and what to do about it) In 2016 and 2017 we surveyed companies and professional associations and found that only just over half were actually satisfied with the results being delivered by their mentoring programs. For the most part, dissatisfaction was to do with the difficulty of establishing and maintaining the […]

Media Release: Mentor of the Year Award 2019

Art of Mentoring announces the winner of their inaugural Mentor of the Year Award 2019 on International Mentoring Day Sydney, 17 January, 2020: To celebrate International Mentoring Day, Art of Mentoring, an Australian based mentoring business operating globally in 26+ countries, has awarded Tim Fletcher, Consultant Town Planner, the prestigious Mentor of the Year Award […]

Responding with Intention: Leadership after Crisis

Responding with Intention: Leadership after Crisis In less than six months, bushfires have ravaged the environment, homes and livelihoods of thousands of Australians. The toll on human and animal life has been vast, sparking a resounding debate about the quality of our leadership in the face of this crisis. As we return to work after […]

Worried about your leadership bench strength?

Worried about your leadership bench strength? According to Gartner,1 building leadership bench strength is a major priority in 2019 for 67% of heads of human resources and 78% of talent management leaders globally. Yet most discussions about mentoring centre on the role of mentors in creating great leaders. If we turn it around, can mentoring […]

Mentoring Program Readiness Self-Assessment

Mentoring Program Readiness Self-Assessment Instructions: Choose the most accurate response to each statement. Then click the Am I Ready? button. Qid Questions Yes No Not Sure Program Design Evaluation 1 Do you have a well-defined mentoring program purpose and objectives? 2 Are there scheduled dates already specifically aligned to the program? 3 Are you aware […]

Why Mentoring Programs Derail

When designed well, mentoring programs enjoy high engagement, strong mentee goal achievement and mentees circle back to become mentors. But that’s not always the case. In this webinar we will share with you the secrets we’ve discovered to making mentoring programs high impact and sustainable.

Diversity Mentoring

Diversity & Inclusion initiatives are commonplace in organisations today, as they strive to harness the talents of an increasingly diverse workforce. In this webinar, we will explore diversity beyond gender to consider: Why Diversity Mentoring is important right now Examples of Diversity Programs that target different groups Issues to think about when designing mentoring for […]

Mind your Mentoring Mindset

Coming from a Mentoring Mindset  Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting Cathy Burke in our webinar “Mentoring Women Under the Spotlight”. As CEO of The Hunger Project, Cathy spent much of her career working with women and men in villages in Africa and the east, supporting them to break the poverty cycle for themselves. […]

I’m a Mentor, Now What?

I’m a Mentor, Now What? In our work with thousands of mentors, we typically see three different reactions to taking on the role of mentor inside an organisation or membership body (gender irrelevant; names are used just to describe the personae):    1. Over-Confident Orlando Orlando has been a manager for over a decade, so […]