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To the extent that formal mentoring is a relatively new practice in some countries, there is much confusion and ineffective practice around some of the elements and stages involved in the process of mentoring.

Whether you’re planning to launch an Effective Mentoring ® Program or if you want to improve the efficiency of those who already have the ability to achieve a greater ROI, our consultants can help you in all and each of the four phases (4 Es ) program.

Launching an Effective ® Program. When we evaluate the preparation of your Organization to deploy a new mentoring program we help you perform a cost/benefit analysis, to design an action plan to implement a mentoring process that meets your needs and accompany and advise you throughout the implementing process

Improving the efficacy of your current programme. We work with your Organization to align your mentoring programs with tangible and measurable goals of business, and help you to generate superior results of career development for your employees. Whether you want to improve employee retention and strengthen your talent bank or develop a sense of friendship and mutual growth, we can help you with the right solution based on your objectives

Benefits

IMS

Benefit of the IMS expertise to design the Effective Mentoring ® Program that meets
the business objectives set by your Organization

  • Who should attend:

    HR responsible and managers who are looking to implement a mentoring program in their organization or to improve any of the processes that are currently being developed.

  • Delivery program:

    open

  • Time

    8h

Mentoring Culture Implementation Workshop

(Mentoring Culture Implementation Workshop,MCI)

If you are thinking of implementing and / or reviewing any mentoring program, IMS can help you design your roadmap. The first step is to understand, to experience and internalize some concepts that we consider to be nuclear power that enables you to creatively and efficiently design your mentoring initiative.

Issues such as what steps should be included in a mentoring program, what is the difference between this and other related development methodologies (coaching, training, etc.), what roles can mentors and mentees play, rate what skills and/or competencies a good mentor must develop or what mentoring models can I use, are some of the matters addressed in this opened type of workshop, in a fully dynamic and experiential way.

Your participation in the workshop will allow you to:

Have a clear sense of what mentoring is and is not, how it works and what benefits it can bring to your Organization

Understand the differences and similarities that exist with respect to other development processes such as coaching, consulting, counseling or training, and how it integrates within each of them.

Understand and experience the different roles that a mentor can play

Practice some of the tools and/or models which nurture mentoring

Understand that mentoring is a process; know its phases and the rationale for each of them

Become aware of which are the minimum elements that guarantee the implementation of an effective mentoring culture according to the established best practices at international level

Understand the role that a Mentoring Program Manager plays

Know how to measure and capitalize on the benefits of your mentoring process

Learn to differentiate between conventional mentoring and Effective Mentoring ®

  • Who should attend:

    HR employees and managers who are looking to implement a mentoring program in their organization or to improve any of the processes that are currently being developed. This workshop may require the participation of the stakeholders involved in the program.

  • Delivery program:

    in-company

  • Time

    8-16h
    depending on requirements.

Effective Mentoring Program Planning workshop

(Effective Mentoring ® Program Planning workshop, EMPP)

The success or failure of a mentoring initiative depends primarily on the planning process itself.

Whether you want to launch a program for the first time or revise an existing one in order to improve, you need to answer some questions beforehand, including:

Do all members of my organization / team / program have a precise and shared definition of what mentoring is?

What are the expectations that the different stakeholders have from the program (mentors, mentees, managers, HR and business area sponsors)?

Do the participants and the stakeholders fully understand their role in the program?

Did the main stakeholders agree a specific framework for the program and the objectives of the mentoring relationship?

How will the ROI of the program be measured? What success metrics will be used?



What is the EMPP Workshop

This workshop is a strategic session led by an expert consultant, in which stakeholders will answer specific key questions for the success of mentoring as a business strategy, and thus:

Acquire expert advice on the critical factors of success of any mentoring program, and how to avoid mistakes

Define a Mentoring Project Proposal (Business Case) to position it strategically and measure its success

The EMPP Workshop® allows you define:

The business objectives specific to your program

The required tasks in order to run every aspect of it

Success metrics based on your goals

The qualifications/profiles of the participants

The control methods to manage potential barriers and/or cultural resistance

The needed content to involve and train the selected participants

The critical components that ensure monitoring and reporting of the success metrics

The Benefits of Planning a mentoring program

The success or failure of a mentoring initiative depends primarily on the planning process itself.

Whether you want to launch a program for the first time or revise an existing one in order to improve, you need to answer some questions beforehand, including:

Planning a strategic program - Make the most effective plan in a collaborative environment with the help of an external expert

Optimal implementation - Prepare your team to implement the most effective possible mentoring program from the beginning to the end

Alignment - Serves to consider all the critical factors that may be affected by a mentoring program

Maximize ROI - Ensures maximum return on investment

Sustainability - Ensures that it is sustainable and that it generates a lasting impact on your organization

  • Who should attend:

    HR employees and managers who wish to have an accurate and precise diagnosis of the mentors profiles who will be selected for their program, in order to have a complete talent map, allowing a development plan adapted to the competency gaps that are identified.

  • Delivery program:

    in-company

  • Time

    4-16 h

Mentor Skills Assessment workshop

(Mentor Skills Assessment workshop, MSA)

Knowing what is the level of preparation of the mentors that you select for your processes is key if you want to establish a meaningful learning relationship between mentors and mentees. It is not enough that you select someone solely on the basis of their expertise, seniority or hierarchical level to occupy in your organization. In fact this is one of the most common mistakes that cause the derailment of a mentoring program.

To the extent that mentoring is primarily a learning relationship between two or more people, mentoring involves mastering a set of competencies –both skills and attitudes- that facilitate the creation of an environment of reflection, security and confidence so that the learning is effective.

Some people naturally have the necessary skills to become effective mentors. However, they do not always have the same level of development in all areas, and they are not trained from the beginning to act as effective mentors.

Being aware of the level of ability that people in your mentor group ”start with", allows you to:

Identify key gaps in their training as mentors

Design a training plan aligned with the training needs of each individual

Select specific mentoring skills to be developed

Know who may or may not finally be able to exercise their role as mentors

Have a talent map to allow program managers to provide the proper support and monitoring

IMS offers you specialized consultants in the Assessment and Measurement of Mentoring Skills. We design, based on your mentoring needs, processes to asses the Mentors´abilities in order to diagnose and evaluate their training level, thus offering you the necessary recommendations in order to ensure the success of their training.

IMS

The success of a mentoring program is based on the level of planning
and on the powers of its protagonists

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