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Articles about how to run a mentoring program and tools for the coordinator.
I read that Amazon had a mentoring program for their employee through Mike Kang in Chronus and his newsletter. The Amazon mentoring team and Mike Chan even had a webinar where they talked about why mentoring is a top priority in Amazon, what types of programs they’re currently running (and for what purposes), how they’re measuring impactful mentoring and how Amazon has scaled its programs to more than 179,000 employees.
I have earlier (November 2019) write about Amazon and their peer-to-peer mentoring at Amazon work
Watch this fireside chat with Amazon’s Melony Menard, Senior Program Manager, Global Learning and Development, and Carla Love, Program Manager, Global Learning and Development to learn more about:
Why mentoring is a top priority at Amazon
The variety of programs Amazon is currently running
In mid may I had closing dinner for the 11`th mentoring program for NHS, and I want to share with you my speech for both the mentee and mentors. In addition all the mentee had a small speech to their mentor, which we filmed because not all could come. The mentee is students within hospitality and hotel management and the mentors is leaders in the same branch, hospitality and hotel management and development.
«A year has gone and I hope you all have excelled because of the program. To have a mentor is like being in the spotlight and you have a person who follows you. A person who is genuine and sincere.
To be a mentor is rewarding and you also have that spotlight on you. A person is questioning all you do and you get to reflect over your job role.
For the student (mentee) this is a start, you are in the beginning of your career. Remember this programmed what it did for your development this year. Use mentors next time also AND when time comes BE A MENTOR!
To all the mentors THANK YOU for your dedication and willingness to help a student in the beginning of a career. And helping NHS to make this a special year for the students.
For Å.H and me its fantastic to see the students in the very beginning, in the interview and seeing them now. Its like another person and we know the impact it can have. We thank you all for participated in this 11`th mentoring program for student at NHS».
Companies around the globe are struggling to manage and motivate their workforces and enable productivity while dealing with economic uncertainty and layoffs. And while it may seem odd to think about employee retention during this crisis, there’s never been a more important time to focus on how you are supporting your employees—and the future of your business.
This is the words from Katherine Plumhoff in here article «The COVID-19 Crisis is a Mentorship Opportunity: Here’s How to Take Advantage of It»
Its the first article I am reading about post covid-19 and I could not be more agreed. In these crisis you must ensure that your employee are ok and feeling taken care off.
And she is very practical, and says that: mentorship is one of the most cost-effective ways you can invest in training and promoting diverse talent. You don’t need to shell out for expensive conferences. You probably already know who the rising stars at the junior levels of your organization are. You just need to set them up with someone more senior who can help them navigate the transition to a leadership role.
About the writer Katherine Plumhoff Katherine Plumhoff is a writer, editor, and researcher at PowerToFly, the platform for fast-tracking gender equality. She crafts stories about women in the workplace, feminism, and cross-cultural communication. Formerly a team manager at a hedge fund in NYC, she’s now a full-time content creator based in Latin America.
The summer is here and typical for that is also that most of my mentoring programs are ending. So tonight its the mentoring program for Cancellers in Career Developing in schools that have been through a one year programs.
Can’t wait to evaluate with them and then have a nice dinner.
This is always a fantastic evening, with all the mentee and mentors. First I meet the mentee for some Feedback and one of the fun question to Ask is «What do you think your mentor have learned from you»?At first they dont know But after some time they say that maybe Young spirit, new perspective on things and own reflection is some of the things. And asking the mentor the same question they say Exactly the same.
It was a really good time with some wine and three course dinner. We give out diploma to the mentees and crystal to the mentors. And the mentees bring flowers to their mentor and to is coordinaters.
We are so lucky that all the mentors are volunteers and we introduced them to some tools we use, called «The Big Five». Its basically five tools which is important as a mentor, active listening – effective questions – feedback – accountability – recognition.
Its always so funny when we are doing the first excercise, when you are 2on2 and one is telling a story and the other is like a stone face… and after 3 minutes we change. It is a simple excercise to point out the importance of being presence when you meet you’re mentee and also listen actively.
And then they do it all over. but this time they start to ask questions.
After that we went through the program and the plans for this four month.
First they work with «Where are you»? with strength, weaknesses and values. And then they go into «Where do you want to go»? and here they will dream and work with SMART-goals.
And in the end «What do you need to get there»?
The participants are ready for their first training in Mentor-LELO mentoring program in Stavanger for refugee. We start with Lifeplanning which would be their fundament and they will do a personal travel within themselves.
Our first gathering in Stavanger was to recruit refugees and mentors for Mentor-LELO´s first mentoring program in Stavanger. We have offices in the innovation park and we where 22 people interested. at this first gathering the main focus is to get to known the people, the people should have a positive attitude too us and that they know what a mentoring program is. We had some training within some personality analysis, we use it to get to know them and to match mentee and mentor.
In addition Latifa Anda, my partner in Mentor-LELO her story, she is a refugee herself, and Shabana Rehman Gaarder told about Born Free initiative and why they wanted to be collaborator with us. And I was talking about being in a mentoring program and the schedule for this program.