Business Mentoring Matters

What Does a Mentoring Program Manager Do?

Posted on Tue, Mar, 13, 2018

If you have a formal mentoring program in your organization, you'll want to have a "go to" person who manages the program itself as well as the mentors and mentorees.

That's a high-level description of the mentoring program manager's function. Below, we outline the MPM's other responsibilities.Unposed group of creative business people in an open concept office brainstorming their next project.-2.jpeg

  • Manages the recruiting, selection, and matching process
  • Works with each mentoring pair to provide resources and resolve any issues
  • Communicates regularly with mentors, mentorees, and mentoree managers
  • Provides training both initially and during the program
  • Obtains reports from mentors, mentorees, and mentoree managers on program goals and results
  • Conducts an evaluation to determine the program's effectiveness
  • Communicates program results to participants and upper management
  • Conducts separate meetings with mentors, mentorees, and mentoree managers to determine program progress and need for further assistance
  • Reviews program guidelines and makes appropriate changes to enhance program effectiveness
  • Markets the mentoring program to appropriate staff to generate interest in participation and gain support
  • Conducts mentoree manager orientation to explain program goals and the roles of mentors, mentorees, and mentoree managers in the program
  • Performs other duties that may arise from the mentoring program that are necessary for program success

Being a mentoring program manager is a rewarding experience. The most successful MPMs typically undergo training themselves. At Management Mentors, we make this training easy—and budget-friendly. You can take our online course any time and from the comfort of your home or office. Learn more here.

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