Category Archives: Art of Mentoring

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 […]

Mentoring Software: Program Coordinators

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 giving back to […]

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 […]

Definition of 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

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 […]

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 […]