Business Mentoring Matters
What place do you think technology has in a corporate mentoring program? Do you believe that when engaging in a mentoring relationship, meetings should take place face-to-face 100% of the time? Is that realistic? In our 6th podcast (available absolutely free to you!), Technology and Mentoring, we will be discussing the ins and outs of how to use technology as a part of your mentoring program.
We’re firm believers that every organization—Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, academic institutions, small- and medium-sized businesses, you name it—can benefit from corporate mentoring. But we don’t believe that one mentoring model fits all. While some organizations will benefit from a traditional one-to-one program, others will find that self-directed works best. Still others might use a combination approach, perhaps group mentoring for one department and peer-to-peer mentoring for another. And that’s okay because, after all, that’s the goal: to have the people in your organization thrive and benefit from their involvement in your program, whatever the model looks like.
As a consultant in mentoring, I often search for the latest books/resources on mentoring. Frequently, some of the stuff written is simply rehashed information repackaged by consultants or so superficial as to be practically useless. There is a resource that I would highly recommend that provides useful insights into this topic. I have a copy and have found a number of insights that I have incorporated in my practice. The book is titled:
The U.S. Department of State Official Blog posted an interesting piece about a mentoring program titled Mentorship Program Advances Women's Entrepreneurship in Pakistan. The U.S. Dept. Of State partnered with Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women Initiative to create opportunities for women in Pakistan through mentoring.