Benefits for the participants:

  • Learn how a successful mentoring program works;
  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of key players in a mentoring program;
  • Practice the skills that foster and effective mentoring relationship;
  • Develop and Individual Development Plan (IDP) as an action plan for the protege’s growth and development.


Course Description:

Many businesses find that a certain level of training is needed for new hirees, regardless of their backgrounds. This may also be the case for employees who have been with their companies for a longer period of time. In these situations, a higher level of expertise may be required but these employees may find it difficult to meet these higher expectations.

One solution is the implementation of a mentoring program. In such a program, mentors and proteges are matched by the management resources team so that proteges can acquire the skills necessary to achieve their higher job expectations.

In this program, mentors and proteges, who are paired by a management resources team, are introduced to a mentoring program model that describes the four significant developmental phases in the mentoring process.

Roles and responsibilities for proteges and mentors, as well as other key players, are defined and the conditions for a mentoring agreement are negotiated. At the core of the training experience presented here are the opportunities to explore and practice the critical mentoring skills underlying a successful mentoring relationship.

Although the training program is applicable primarily to a management development context, it can easily be adapted to situations involving upward mobility, leadership development, total quality management, entry-level orientation, and so on.


What You Will Cover:

  • Opening Activities
    • Agenda Review
    • Roles and Responsibilities of Key Players
    • A Mentoring Program Model
  • Building a Successful Mentoring Relationship
    • Setting Ground Rules
    • Components of an Effective Mentoring Relationship
    • Clarifying the Mentoring Agreement
    • Practicing Mentoring Skills
  • Creating and Individual Development Plan
    • The IDP Process
    • Mapping the Journey
    • Developing a Goal Statement and Learning Objectives
    • Action Planning and Narrative Development
    • The IDP Exchange
  • Closing Activities
    • Community Meeting
    • Trust Building Lessons
    • Learned


Course Hours:
8 hours