Category Archives: Mentoring

Time To Get Serious About Mentoring Millennials

Time to Get Serious About Engaging Millennials Millennials, that generation born between 1980 and 1995, will represent 75% of the global workforce in just ten years time[1]. For Associations to retain their relevance even in the short term, they must appeal to this ambitious and connected generation. To engage under 35s, Associations need to provide […]

The Benefits of Association Mentoring Programs

The Benefits of Association Mentoring Programs Most organisations innately understand that a structured mentoring program is a good idea. But some find it difficult to turn that intuition into an economically convincing business case. This article puts a finger on exactly why a structured mentoring program makes real business sense for associations. But first, what […]

Virtual Mentoring

WHAT IS VIRTUAL MENTORING? “Virtual mentoring” simply refers to any mentoring activity that does not take place face-to-face. With today’s technology there is a suite of communication tools open to this style of mentoring, including Skype, telephone, email and messaging. When your workforce is widely dispersed, virtual mentoring can be your only option. If you […]

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 […]

3 Simple Questions Associations Should Ask Before Setting Up a Mentoring Program

The recent rise of the dispersed workforce has seen exponential growth in the need for human connection. Mentoring has played a huge role in meeting that need for many organizations. Mentoring may be “in”, but is it right for your association? An effective program will require a considerable investment of time and energy. Here are […]

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 […]

Diversity in Mentoring

LESSONS IN DIVERSITY MENTORING Today’s organisations must be able to capitalise on diversity – tapping into a multi-cultural workforce, managing the demands of an increasingly well-educated and experienced cadre of female managers and facilitating virtual teams and alliances in a global workplace. By facilitating cross-group understanding and supporting disadvantaged or minority groups within an organisation, […]

Mentoring – What’s In It For Me?

We are often asked the advantages of mentoring to the various stakeholders involved. Here we list the most common rewards that individuals reap from a mentoring program. BENEFITS FOR MENTEES Explore issues and concerns in a confidential and supportive relationship. Learn from the real life experiences of others. Align your own development to your company’s […]