Springtime health check to optimise your mentoring!

Springtime health checkWith summer just around the corner, it is a good time to check your mentoring programme is in tip-top condition to keep it going over the holiday months and into the autumn. Effective formal mentoring needs nurturing and energising to deliver the best outcomes, so whether you are an external consultant or an internal co-ordinator then freshen up your programme before people start drifting off on their holiday.

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Set up your mentoring programme like an expert!

Mentoring Starter PackageTo help more people benefit from our Mentoring Starter Package, we have reduced the price and introduced our Core Curriculum product, to allow an à la carte approach to better match the varying needs of our clients.

Mentoring is the most cost effective organisational development intervention you can use to develop, retain and motivate your employees. Bringing in external consultancy can be an expensive option, so based on our many years of developing and designing programmes we have produced a range of solutions to make you ‘experts’ overnight and to create the mentoring programme you need, quickly and without stress.

The Mentoring Starter Package gives you a range of Core Curriculum options, so you can buy whatever you need in a focussed approach to developing your mentoring programme. if you do need a small element of consultancy support, that is also available at a discounted cost, but with the price transparent and upfront! Continue reading

Do you want to be self-sufficient with your mentoring?

Mentoring Starter Package

Do you want to implement a new programme? Or enhance a programme you have already got running?

Mentoring is the most cost effective organisational development intervention you can use to develop, retain and motivate your employees. Bringing in external consultancy is not always an option, so based on our many years of developing and designing programmes we have produced a package to make you ‘experts’ overnight and to create the programme you need, quickly and hassle free.

It gives you a range of options, so if you do need a small element of consultancy support it is inbuilt but with the cost transparent upfront and with the intention of making you completely independent from day one! Continue reading

‘Tech-savvy and lazy?’, How to mentor millennials

Millennials at workThe way mentoring programme design was approached ten years ago needs to be reconsidered in the light of more recent generational differences in the workforce. By 2020 half the working population globally will come from the generation born between 1980 and 2000. As generations evolve, so do the methods for training, developing, coaching and mentoring people. Mentoring someone from the Millennial Generation (sometimes known as Generation Y) is not textbook developmental mentoring as we have experienced it previously. Understanding Millennials’ quite different career and value expectations is key if mentors are going to provide the right type of support to them, as well as the form of mentoring that Millennials relate best to, in order for organisational mentoring programmes to be effective.

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Mentoring – Virtual Programme Management

Virtual Programme Manager Mentoring Services

Jacki MasonAt Coach Mentoring Ltd we understand what it is like trying to support your own mentoring programmes alongside all the other demands on your working time, so we have now introduced a virtual programme manager service. Jacki Mason and her team, all dedicated mentoring specialists, with proven track records in mentoring, provide this outsourcing service on a global basis. Continue reading

Designing a Mentoring Programme – Training Participants

Coach Mentoring ApprovedI have developed an eight-step approach to designing a mentoring programme with my clients. In this blog I am going to cover step 4, how to prepare the participants in a mentoring programme.

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.

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