Truths About Sustaining Your Mentoring Program

 

Remember these watchwords:

  • §      After launching your program, the work has only begun. Do not make the mistake of believing that the hard work of planning and setting things in motion is enough. Running a successful mentoring system takes stamina and constant dedication.
  • §      It is tempting to concentrate most of your attention on finding great mentors. But it is actually more important to find great mentees, people who are open and committed to learning and growing through the risky business of trying new ways of thinking and acting.
  • §      Take specific actions to provide ongoing support for the pairs. Plan such periodic follow-up activities during the mentoring period as refreshers and solicit feedback from the mentoring pairs. It is essential that they are convinced that your mentoring coordinator and committee are committed to their success.
  • §      Never start a mentoring program with the thought of eventually shutting it down. If you are thinking about the ending of mentoring, you’ll never do a great job of beginning it.

 

  

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About Mentoring Moments

Perrrone-Ambrose Associates specializes in assisting organizations of all sizes and missions to provide mentoring to their employees at every level. We accomplish this by creating mentoring systems and training strategies and programs for mentors and their mentees in establishing helping relationships. We started this blog with objective of sharing what we continue to discover about the mentoring process and by providing a clearinghouse for sharing our readers' experiences in the world of mentoring.

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