Mentoring Programs That Work

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Association for Talent Development, Feb 15, 2017 - Business & Economics - 172 pages

 Amazing Benefits, Unique Risks

A stellar mentor can change the trajectory of a career. And an enduring mentoring program can become an organization’s most powerful talent development tool. But fixing a “broken” mentoring program or developing a new program from scratch requires a unique process, not a standard training methodology.

Over the course of her career, seasoned program development specialist Jenn Labin has encountered dozens of mentoring programs unable to stand the test of their organizations’ natural talent cycles. These programs applied a training methodology to a nontraining solution and were ineffective at best and poorly designed at worst. 

What’s needed is a solid planning framework developed from hands-on experimentation. And you’ll find it here. Mentoring Programs That Work is framed around Labin’s AXLES model—the first framework devoted to the unique challenges of a sustained learning process. This step-by-step approach will help you navigate the early phases of mentoring program alignment all the way through program launch and measurement. 

Whether your goal is to recruit and retain Millennials or deepen organizational commitment, it’s time to embrace mentoring as one of the most powerful tools of talent development. Mentoring Programs That Work will help your organization succeed by building mentoring programs that connect people and inspire learning transfer.

 

 

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Contents

Foreword
Stories of Experience
Design the Experience
Launch the Program
Evaluate Effectiveness
Support Participants
Final Thoughts
Launch Event Agendas
Individual Development Plan Template
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About the author (2017)

 For 15 years, Jenn Labin has worked with organizations to improve workforce performance through leadership development and summits, formal and informal training, change efforts, and employee engagement programs. Jenn has contributed articles to the Pfeiffer Annuals in Consulting and Training. Credentials include an MA in Instructional Systems Design, and certifications in DISC-PIAV, Kirkpartick Four levels, Leadership Program Development, and Presentation Design. Besides training, Jenn is passionate about scuba diving, the environment, and spending time with family. Jenn lives near Baltimore, MD with her amazing husband, daughter, and two turtles.

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