Category Archives: Art of Mentoring

How We Built Mentoring Software that Program Coordinators Love

How We Built Mentoring Software that Program Coordinators Love On Building Experience into Technology It’s a little more than 20 years ago that I first organised a formal mentoring program.  I had already enjoyed a successful marketing career, and hoped to establish a mentoring program for women starting out in marketing as a way of […]

The Three Legs of a Successful Mentoring Program

The Three Legs of a Successful Mentoring Program A lot has been written about the detailed processes for running a mentoring program, but we too rarely take a top-level view to understand the core elements required to ensure mentoring program success.  In our view, there are three essentials to successful mentoring and like a three-legged […]

Peer Mentoring

WHAT IS PEER MENTORING? Peer mentoring is a relationship between people who are at the same career stage or age, in which one person has more experience than the other in a particular domain and can provide support as well as knowledge and skills transfer. Peer mentoring may be a one-on-one relationship or experienced in […]

How To Start A Mentoring Program

How To Start A Mentoring Program Let’s talk about how to set up a mentoring program. Mentoring programs need a little bit of love through every stage to keep them going. Too many of our clients leave out one of these steps, or do not do them well, and end up coming to us for […]

What is mentoring?

mentor: (noun) an experienced and trusted adviser. mentoring: (verb) advise and train someone. What is mentoring? Broadly speaking the Oxford Dictionary offers an adequate definition of mentoring. But in practice Australian organisations employ a broad spectrum of mentoring approaches. At one end of the spectrum are mentoring relationships that focus on the extensive experience of […]

The Common Pitfalls in Mentoring Programs

Mentoring Programs and The Potential Pitfalls Along The Way It’s becoming more popular to run mentoring programs for members or employees as a way to support them to set up a long-term career, tackle common industry or profession pitfalls, create strong leaders or support career transition points like moving to a managerial position. True, mentoring […]

Attracting Mentors for Membership Associations

There is no question that establishing a mentoring program is a powerful way for associations to add value to their members. However, the quality of that value-add is highly reliant on the quality of the mentors the association is able to attract. In every group there are kind and generous people who will put their […]

The Business Case for Mentoring

Many organisations and individuals today know that the business and economic benefits of a well-structured mentoring program can be significant. They understand that mentoring delivers way beyond a “feel good” factor. This article explores the sound economic reasons to embark on a mentoring program. WHAT DOES A WELL-STRUCTURED MENTORING PROGRAM LOOK LIKE? Before we launch […]