For every organization with which we work, the mentoring program goals are unique. What they have in common is that the result of creating an effective mentoring program is both impactful and significant for the overall growth of the company. To make sure that our training and consultation hits the mark, we develop custom programming that's in alignment with the goals and desired results for each of our clients.
Since we work with organizations at various stages of their mentoring journeys, perhaps a few ideas and suggestions about programming goals would inspire you?
In the next few newsletters, we'll be sharing ideas about the types of goals we've seen and worked with. It's important that you know what a good mentoring program can do for your business, culture, and success.
Often, clients ask us to conduct a workshop to help kick off a new mentoring program for a particular part of their organization, and then, when they see the benefits of that program, ask us to return so we can help them launch a mentoring program in another area of the organization.
This was the case recently for the
National Geographic Society
in Washington, DC. In the Summer of 2017, we helped National Geographic kick off a mentoring program with their explorers for three cohorts of mentoring pairs. They liked it so much that they asked us to come back in May of this year to help them kick off a program with staff members and to conduct a trainer facilitation program as well. This is so they could continue the work internally.
This multi-phase approach allowed National Geographic to pilot the program, see its demonstrated benefits, and then enable a team internally to continue the learning and benefits in a more cost-effective and customized way.