Tag Archives: mentoring programs

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 […]

Mentoring new parents returning to work

Mentoring for new parents is an essential mechanism within effective Talent Management and Diversity and Inclusion strategies. By investing in returning talent, organisations are much more likely to retain their best employees and have them working at their best. This new mentoring approach is taking off in the UK – find out why from our […]

Adaptation Mentoring

In this podcast, Art of Mentoring’s Melissa Richardson talks about Adaptation, Mentoring and Wellbeing with workplace wellbeing advisor, Thea O’Connor. Mentoring is a well-documented practice for supporting people through a transition, typically from study to work or from one career to another. The unfolding COVID-19 crisis of 2020 requires more than just a transition response. […]

11 Reasons Why You Should Be a Mentor  

Online Training for Mentees and Mentor Training Mentoring Software Demo Kickstart Strategy Session Why you should be a mentor. We often hear the reasons people give for not becoming a mentor.  I don’t have time.  I don’t have the right skills.  My personality isn’t suitable.  For the most part these are excuses, not reasons.  We […]

Goal Setting & Measuring the Impact of Mentoring

A well-designed, well-executed and well-managed mentoring program will be very successful and sustainable. Done well, mentoring programs enjoy high engagement and participation rates, low dropout rates, high satisfaction and goal achievement. Mentors enrol year after year, and mentees return to mentor others. But, how can we best measure the impact a mentoring program has, and […]

Guide to Virtual Mentoring

Virtual mentoring – much better than “the best we can do…” A best-practice guide to virtual mentoring Art of Mentoring is a 100% virtual organisation – our employees are spread along the Australian east coast from Brisbane to Devonport, and for us, working from different locations and collaborating virtually is business-as-usual. Our clients are spread […]

Why mentoring programs derail (and what to do about it)

Why mentoring programs derail (and what to do about it) In 2016 and 2017 we surveyed companies and professional associations and found that only just over half were actually satisfied with the results being delivered by their mentoring programs. For the most part, dissatisfaction was to do with the difficulty of establishing and maintaining the […]

Why Mentoring Programs Derail

When designed well, mentoring programs enjoy high engagement, strong mentee goal achievement and mentees circle back to become mentors. But that’s not always the case. In this webinar we will share with you the secrets we’ve discovered to making mentoring programs high impact and sustainable.

Business case for mentoring programs in organisations

Is there a proven business case for mentoring programs in organisations? My esteemed colleague Professor David Clutterbuck, a leading researcher and writer on coaching and mentoring, recently told a group of our clients that “highly effective mentoring programs deliver substantial learning for over 95% of mentees and 80% of mentors”. But is there real evidence […]

How Associations Can Afford a Professional Mentoring Program

How Associations Can Afford a Professional Mentoring Program Associations are increasingly aware of the potential value of association-led mentoring programs. Current members find a reason to stay, and young industry entrants a reason to join. Leadership capabilities are cultivated within the association itself and the industry as a whole. Industry or association goals such as […]