A Practical Guide to Creating a Successful Mentoring Program
What You Will Learn
Mentoring transforms lives and organizations. Here's how to do it right. Whether you want to start a mentor program or revitalize an existing program, this course is a step-by-step guide to help you build a successful mentoring program for your business, organization, college, or university.
Uncover the secrets behind the 7 steps to a robust mentoring program:
Define Your WHY
Find Your Program Champion
Set Goals & Metrics
Build Your Program
Recruit & Connect
Nurture Your People & Your Program
Measure to Improve
Meet the Instructor
Dr. Sherry Hartnett
Dr. Sherry Hartnett, Founding
Director of the University of
West Florida Executive Mentor
Program and co-author
of the book: High-Impact
Mentoring, (with former Waffle
House President and COO Bert Thornton), is a highly
respected marketing and leadership consultant and
She has earned prestigious faculty excellence in teaching awards and is delighted to see her students and clients prosper and flourish.
Sherry's mission is to share her mentoring, marketing and leadership knowledge, expertise, and connections to help people succeed in their careers and lives.
Key Course Details
Start instantly and learn at your own pace.
9 video learning lessons, with comprehensive step-by-step instruction.
Downloadable tools include a Workbook to help you build your program as you walk through the course.
Customizable templates to help get you started - Forms, Best Practice Guides, Applications, Talking Points, Discussion Starters, and more.
Resources and examples: Checklists, Orientation model, Brochures, Banners, and much more.
Estimated time to complete: 4 hrs. - 8 hrs. depending on workbook time.
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The High-Impact Mentoring, Online Course
is ONLY $349!
A successful mentoring relationship can positively change a life. Just as certainly, a well-executed mentoring program can have the same positive impact on an organization. Build your organization's outstanding mentoring program for rising stars.
Is This the Right Course for Me?
This course is ideal for:
Business Owners: Maybe you're looking to build staff experience and company culture. Or, maybe you want to offer your staff opportunities for growth that will help retain your high-performers and enhance your succession planning. A mentoring program is an opportunity to elevate staff performance and show your staff that you care about their professional development.
HR / People Development Executives: The list of benefits to large organizations is endless. A mentoring program can develop new managers, retain high performers, support a learning culture, improve employee engagement, create opportunities for reverse mentoring, and so much more.
Higher Education Leaders (Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean): Mentoring programs are vital to student success. Mentoring programs empower students to get jobs, and find success in their careers. At the college and university level, mentoring programs provide the real-world connection that so many students need before they start their careers.
Non-Profit Executive Directors: A non-profit organization needs their staff and their volunteers to be completely engaged in the work they are doing. A mentoring program helps keep staff engaged, feel valued, and enables the director to build strong, supporting leaders and volunteer teams.
Mentor Program Managers: You're currently managing a mentoring program, but you're having trouble maintaining mentor
involvement. Or, perhaps mentors are involved but you would like more mentee participation. Perhaps mentees are participating, but they're struggling with relating to their mentors. The High-Impact Mentoring course is just what you need to super-charge your current program for sustainability and success.
College of Business.
He has a little over 4,000 students in the College of Business.
Through their coursework, the students learn the skills needed for their career field. But, he wants to help them see how those skills relate to a real-world business environment. A mentoring program is just what he needs.
Owns a remodeling business.
His specialty is kitchens, bathrooms, granite counter-tops, glass-work, and cabinets.
Alex has 45 sales staff, designers, bookkeepers, shop, and construction workers.
He wants to build long-term employees by helping them learn about the business and develop higher-level employees that think holistically and not just about their specific jobs.
Mentor Program Manager
She currently manages a mentor program for her company.
This is a new experience for her and it's a relatively new program. Getting the program off the ground has been a challenge.
She has a few mentees and mentors on board, but she needs help growing the program and adding structure.
Mentor Program Manager
What's in This Course?
Video lessons / Workbook / Templates / Resources / and more
Course time: approximately 4 hrs. - 8 hrs. depending on workbook time
Let's Get Started: Your Mentoring Program
As we get started, we’ll talk about how your mentoring program can be a powerful tool to retain key employees and grow tomorrow's leaders.
How to Use this Course
This overview will teach you how to get around the course software and move through the lessons so you can spend your time with the course material rather than figuring out the technology.
Step 1 - Define Your WHY
You need to know why you want a mentorship program and the benefits you expect to receive. Only when you understand these essentials can you build a well-executed program through thoughtful planning and a sustained commitment to guiding participants through the mentoring process. We'll talk about why mentoring matters and how it will positively change your organization.
Step 2 - Find Your Program Champion
The success or failure of a formal mentoring program depends on one role: the program’s champion. We'll explain what the program champion does, what makes for a good champion, and how to pick the best person for the job.
Step 3 - Set Goals and Metrics
Identifying the goals upfront will help align your mentoring program outcomes with your business objectives, illustrating to senior leaders why mentoring should be a priority. We'll help walk you through setting goals and metrics, ensuring that they are measurable, trackable, and objective.
Step 4 - Design & Build Your Program
We'll dive into the nuts and bolts of building your program, including securing organizational support, figuring out the financial aspects, branding, identifying training materials, and more. We'll walk through everything you need to build your program because a well-thought-out plan will save you time and effort in the long run.
Step 5 - Recruit & Connect
It’s all about the 3Ms: Mentors, Mentees, and Matching. Just because you build the program doesn’t mean people will come. You have to promote the program effectively. We'll help you create a plan to attract and retain participants.
Step 6 - Nurture Your People & Your Program
Left to themselves, some mentors and mentees will flourish. But some may not. Your program must be set up to help nurture the connections being made. We'll walk you through why training is important and ways to reinforce training throughout the program.
Step 7 - Measure to Improve
At some point, someone will ask you, "Is the mentorship program successful?" If you don’t monitor results, if you don't evaluate what's working and what's not, you won’t know if you’re succeeding, or if you need to make changes. We'll give you measuring techniques and examples to help you evaluate and assess your program.
A Wrap-up from the Instructor
Dr. Hartnett will recap what you learned in this course and she'll talk through how you can continue building on what you have learned.
We provide you with customizable templates - Mentee/Mentor Applications, User Forms, Best Practice Guides, Mentee Talking Points, Discussion Starters, and much more. You don't have to start from scratch; these templates will help you jumpstart your program and move your program lightyears ahead.
We provide you with downloadable tools including a Workbook to help you build your program as you walk through the course. We also include checklists, orientation presentations, articles, and research papers to help give you the information you need to create a successful mentoring program.
The High-Impact Mentoring, Online Course is ONLY $349!
If you're ready to start, or improve your mentoring program, have a positive impact on people's lives and the future of your organization, ENROLL NOW!
A thriving mentor program is achievable and within your reach. But it won't just happen on it's own. We'll walk you through the steps, and start you on the road to a successful mentor program.