Webinar: Making Virtual Mentoring Work

Presented By
Melissa Richardson, Founder, Art of Mentoring
Lisa Fain, CEO, Center for Mentoring Excellence

How can you succeed in virtual mentoring?
In the remote and hybrid world, creating connections and mentoring relationships is key to your own personal and professional development. But what does mentoring look like now? How can you develop and foster relationships virtually with a mentee/mentor?

Why is it important to invest in virtual mentoring?
Researchers proved years ago that virtual mentoring can be very effective, yet many people still insisted that mentoring must be done face to face. It took a global pandemic to create a giant experiment with virtual communications that convinced the greater majority. Remote work left people feeling isolated, so the smartest companies used virtual mentoring programs to help keep employees connected, engaged and feeling supported.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How the researched evidence supports the effectiveness of virtual mentoring
  • To identify tips on how to create an optimal virtual experience
  • Demonstrate how to conduct a virtual mentoring conversation

Meet your speakers!




Melissa Richardson
Melissa’s experience in mentoring spans over 25 years in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. It has become her life’s work and personal mission to make life-changing mentoring opportunities available to more people.

Melissa is a member of the global assessment team for the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s ISMCP Award (International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programs). She has post-graduate qualifications in organisational coaching, counselling and marketing strategy. Melissa directs the Art of Mentoring research agenda and regularly speaks on mentoring best practice.




Lisa Z. Fain
Lisa Fain is the CEO of Center for Mentoring Excellence, and founder of Vista Coaching, the coaching division of the Center. Her passion for diversity and inclusion work is fuelled by her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. She has conducted mentoring training programs for corporate, government and educational institutions. Lisa coaches mentors, mentees and program administrators on how to achieve mentoring excellence and create the right environment for achievement of career and personal goals.

She is highly regarded for her special combination of knowledge, expertise, humour and a no-nonsense practical approach. Lisa is co-author, with Lois Zachary of two important books; The Mentor’s Guide and Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring.

This webinar is brought to you in partnership with the Art of Mentoring Academy,  Sidecar and The Center for Mentoring Excellence



A guide to unleashing the hidden value in your organisation through high impact strategic mentoring programs.

Most human beings and organisations have one thing in common – they both want to do better. But it’s hard for one to achieve without the other. When you can harness both you can achieve great things.

Unfortunately, most organisational structures are hierarchical, which may aid efficiency but not necessarily “real” human interaction.

Solving the human equation is the cornerstone of great culture and the larger and more diverse the workforce, the more challenging it becomes, even before we factor in things like location, technology and pay rates.

Well designed and managed mentoring programs can have a dramatic impact on workplace culture and people engagement. A strategic mentoring program transcends hierarchy, creating relationships and interactions to build individual and hence organisational value.

In this guide we present you with proven practical insights on how to design, build, implement and automate a high influence mentoring program and create your own ripple effect.

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