Tag Archives: mentoring program

Why embark on STRATEGIC mentoring?

Anyone who has attended our webinars or read our blogs would know that for the program designers at Art of Mentoring, everything starts with organisational goals. Our fundamental philosophy is around “strategic mentoring” or a “strategic approach to mentoring”. It just makes sense to us that mentoring initiatives must be closely linked to what the […]

How to build a mentoring culture

Critical to business success is the creation of an environment where people want to join the organisation, perform and commit to stay. Yet, developing and sustaining a positive organisational culture is easier said than done. In The Ripple Effect, Melissa Richardson pointed to a set of human needs that, when met, can create positive organisational […]

Mentoring & Wellbeing

The benefits of mentoring for career-related outcomes are widely accepted. At Art of Mentoring, we know that mentees and mentors get much more from the relationship than they expect and that mentoring has positive impacts on wellbeing. Whilst there are many descriptions on what wellbeing encompasses, in the most general sense wellbeing is focused on […]

Reciprocal mentoring – key to diversity-focused culture change

GUEST BLOG It has taken a long time but suddenly business leaders have started to listen to what HR has been telling them for decades – it’s time to get serious about diversity. Among the problems in taking this beyond rhetoric, however, is that traditional recipes, such as implicit bias training, don’t work. The reason […]

Why mid-career public servants need mentoring

Time and time again, government agencies tell us that middle management and front-line management are the least engaged cohorts, based on their census or survey data. Like many organisations, government agencies often focus career development opportunities on new recruits, graduates, high potentials and on senior leaders. Layers in between, especially front-line staff who provide services […]

Self-Matching vs Partner Preferencing

Self-Matching, Facilitator Matching, Traditional Mentoring, too many options and types of mentoring so how do I choose…? At Art of Mentoring, we have deliberately avoided developing self-matching, fast-knowledge-transfer solutions into our platform because we firmly believe that it does not lend itself to real, developmental mentoring. This type of mentoring is a mutual exchange that […]

Turning mentoring on its head: Reverse and Reciprocal Mentoring

During the 2020 pandemic, we saw a huge rise in Reciprocal Mentoring – where traditional mentoring pairs flipped roles and mentors discovered they were receiving mentorship from their mentees. But how does Reciprocal Mentoring work and how does this differ from Reverse Mentoring? And why are we seeing a demand increase for these? In our […]

Association Case Studies – Engaging members with mentoring webinar

Join  Melissa Richardson, Gina Miebusch and guest panellists Elizabeth Foley, CEO, Australian Institute of Project Management and Monika Cole, Executive Officer Veterinary Business and Early Career Groups, Australian Veterinary Association as we discuss how mentoring can engage members at any level, give them a feeling of belonging, provide them with ongoing, meaningful development and help […]

Mentor Training

Great managers often don’t make great mentors automatically. Mentoring takes a certain skillset to get the most out of the conversation, in particular active listening. These skills can be an asset in the workplace to get the most out of direct reports. To help your mentors become good at what they do it is important […]

Indigenous Mentoring

The Indigenous Mentoring webinar will explore best practices in mentoring program delivery and how to tailor the design to Indigenous cohorts when they are mentors, mentees or both. Join our presenters as they talk to their experience of implementing Indigenous Programs and how to tailor that in particular to government applications. Presenter Gina Meibusch, Client […]