I’ve been shocked this week after some conversations at a conference about the number of organisations who are dismissing mentoring as ‘too labour intensive‘, ‘difficult to keep the energy in the programme‘ or just plain ‘ineffectual‘. Anyone who knows me and understands my passion for mentoring will immediately understand the emotional response this has created. In the seventeen years I have been working designing and developing mentoring programmes, I have found that organisations who are focused and structured in their approach to mentoring get amazing results and it is not difficult or particularly hard work if you know what you are doing. Continue reading
‘Coaching & Mentoring: Developing the next generation of leaders’
20th October 2016
12 – 5pm
The Royal York Hotel,
York, YO24 1AA
Special Early Bird offer: £95 + VAT pp
book by 15th July to receive this offer.
Standard price £120 +VAT pp
Join us for an inspiring and informative day:
Focussing on coaching and mentoring solutions, this conference brings together a wealth of practical knowledge and consultancy experience, to inspire and inform the development of the next generation of leaders within your organisation. Designed with the HR professional in mind, the conference will provide pragmatic coaching and mentoring interventions to help maximise the leadership development of individuals and teams within your organisation.
It is widely accepted that mentoring benefits organisations and employees in a number of ways, and that setting up a programme is much more cost effective than bringing in external support. The question is, how to begin?
If you’ve ever thought about developing and implementing your own internal mentoring programme, but not had a clue where to start, then one of our Mentoring Starter Packages, could be just what you need to get your programme off the ground.
These ‘off the shelf’ toolkits have been developed using Coach Mentoring Ltd’s vast experience of designing and delivering mentoring programmes, and are specifically aimed at supporting organisations in implementing their own internal mentoring programmes.
Supporting women talent specifically requires a further lens on how you look at your talent mentoring design, so here are some pointers for when you are developing mentoring programmes specifically for female talent.
In our initial experience of designing mentoring to develop senior women, the outcomes included one wedding, five promotions, several large pay increases, cosmetic surgery and a bullied mentor! So with the benefit of a number of women only mentoring programmes under our belts, use this checklist when designing a women’s mentoring programme: Continue reading
Includes Best Practices, Insider Tips, and Additional Topics
Chronus Corporation, a leading provider of software for talent and career development, together with Lis Merrick of Coach Mentoring Ltd. will host a new webinar, “Developing Corporate Talent through Coaching and Mentoring,” on Wednesday, December 4, at 18:00 UK time. Continue reading
Preparation can involve anything for a short face to face briefing to a two day training programme, with many organisations opting for short virtual training webinars these days which can ensure a global talent mentoring programme for instance can be run on a very cost effective basis.
Coach Mentoring Ltd now offers all the CMI services across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It also provides the central resource to CMI for managing large global corporate projects.
In my practice, I use an eight-step approach to designing a mentoring programme with my clients:
- Developing the rationale for the programme
- Influencing stakeholders
- Clear recruitment strategy/communication and publicity
- Preparing the participants
- Matching process
- Supporting the programme
- Review and evaluation
- Develop a co-ordinator for the programme