One of the activities we conduct when working with a Mentoring Program Manager (MPM) is to have quarterly meetings with the mentoring pairs.
Business Mentoring Matters
One of the activities we conduct when working with a Mentoring Program Manager (MPM) is to have quarterly meetings with the mentoring pairs.Read More
When matching pairs (mentors with mentorees) in a mentoring program, you are trying to match for two things: competencies and compatibility. Successfully matched pairs will make the difference between a successful mentoring program and an unsuccesful one.
An effective mentoring program manager (MPM) can often make the difference between a failed mentoring relationship and a successful one. Some of the MPM’s tasks include creating and implementing the mentoring program, training participants, planning meetings and providing resources, evaluating the program, providing reports to senior management, and expanding the program (as needed).
The MPM must perform certain tasks and demonstrate key behaviors to be effective. Among these are:
Creates the mentoring program
Implements the mentoring program
Evaluates mentoring program
Provides reports to senior management
Expands program as needed
The MPM’s role is so important that we’ve designed an online course specifically for mentoring program managers. The course covers all the best practices that have been demonstrated as critical to creating effective business mentoring programs. In the certification process, candidates will become knowledgeable in the following areas:
- How mentoring differs from other professional development systems.
- The role of the Mentoring Program Manager in effective mentoring.
- How to design business mentoring programs.
- How to implement mentoring within an organization.
- Various methods available to create effective matches.
- How to conduct effective training with mentors and mentorees and how to orient mentoree managers to their role in mentoring.
- How to maintain ongoing contact with mentoring pairs to assist them in having an effective relationship.
- How to design a process for assessing the effectiveness of mentoring programs.
- The most common challenges faced in mentoring programs and mentoring relationships and how to meet these challenges effectively.
I received this email the other day from a mentoring program manager (MPM) and wanted to share my response with all of you as it illustrates some of the challenges that exist with new programs.
We all know that managers can make or break an organization. The same is true for your mentoring program. So what should you look for when identifying your Mentoring Program Manager (MPM)? Think the three C's: credibility, compassion and "confident" common sense.
Rene Petrin, President and Founder of Management Mentors, will be hosting a live webinar this Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:00AM PST / 1:00PM EST titled:
In Management Mentors 8th podcast in a series of 12, Successfully Managing A Mentoring Program, we will be dicussing the importance of utilizing a Mentoring Program Manager (MPM).