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Mentor Services and Organizations that Specialize in Mentoring
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The Links Table lists alphabetically all the organizations or services detailed here. Selecting the name will take you to a more complete description. Sites that specialize in e-mentoring are identified by a mail slot icon. We have added locations to the organization name to help you narrow your search, but many organizations offer services worldwide.
Our colleagues at Management Mentor have developed a series of criteria to help evaluate a mentoring website. This is a valuable service since the number of sites continues to expand with many less than credible opportunities being promoted. To examine the Four criteria they use, visit their site here.
Action Circle Consultants (Canada)
Australian Business Mentors (Edgecliff, New South Wales)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (Burlington, Ontario)
The Business Round Table (New Brunswick, Canada)
California Mentor Program Resource Center (Tiburon, California)
Canadian Youth Business Foundation Mentoring Program (Toronto, Canada), now known as Futurepreneur Canada
Canton Associates (Pacifica, California)
Career Systems International Mentworking (Scranton, Pennsylvania)
Cars Mentoring (California)
Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS, formerly EMT) (Folsom, California)
Center for Coaching and Mentoring (Bartlesville, Oklahoma)
Center for Mentoring Excellence (Phoenix, Arizona)
Centre for Peer Learning (Scotland - formerly the Centre for Paired Learning)
Check & Connect (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Charney and Associates (Thornhill, Ontario)
Christian Mentoring Institute (New York)
Clutterbuck Associates Mentoring Schemes (England)
The Coaching and Mentoring Network (England)
Coaching Success Teleforums (Park City, Utah)
Completed Annotated Bibliography on Mentoring (Global)
CompuCorp Mentoring (Ottawa, Canada)
Connecting to Success (e-mentoring for youth with disabilities)
Corporate Mentoring Solutions (Sidney, British Columbia)
CPSR Gender Page (Palo Alto, California)
Creative Mentoring (Wilmington, Delaware)
Dare Mighty Things (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
Developmental Resources (Chapin, South Carolina)
The Diversity Connection (Chicago, Illinois)
DiversityInc.com (Somerset, New Jersey)
Electronic Emissary (Williamsburg, Virginia)
e-mentoring for Small Business Professionals (Mentors Online) (Australia)
e-Mentoring Program for Kids (Markham, Canada)
Environment Canada Mentoring (Ottawa, Canada)
The European Mentoring & Coaching Council (England)
EXCELL Executive Leadership Exchange (Portland, Oregon)
Find a Mentor (Edmonton, Canada)
Friends for Youth Mentoring Institute (Los Altos, California)
Futurepreneur Canada (Canada)
The Growth Connection (Sydney, Australia)
Hard@Work (Round Rock, Texas)
Icouldbe.org (New York, New York)
iMentor Interactive (New York, New York)
International Business Mentors (Melbourne, Australia)
International Mentoring Association (Michigan)
International Telementoring Center (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Kinematic Pty. Ltd. (Rosanna, Australia)
Leader Tips (Langley, British Columbia)
Life Mentoring (Switzerland)
The Lindenberger Group (New Jersey)
Management Mentors (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Managers and Directors (Australia)
MMHA-The Managers Mentors, Inc (Oakland, California)
MentorGirls.org (San Francisco, California) currently not operational
MentorLinks Interational (Raleigh, North Carolina - Faith-Based)
MentorNet (San Jose, California)
The Menttium Corporation (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
The Mentor Group (Chicago, Illinois)
Mentor & Multiply (Portland, Oregon)
Mentor Consulting Group (Norwalk, Connecticutt)
The Mentor Forum (England)
Mentor Junction (North Carolina)
Mentor Leadership and Resource Network (Deerfield, Illinois)
Mentor Management Systems (San Diego, California)
Mentor Resources (Sausalito, California)
Mentorat Quebec (Quebec, Canada)
Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (England)
The Mentoring Group (Grass Valley, California)
Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Mentoring Works (Australia)
Mentors@Work (St. Charles, Illinois)
Mentors Unlimited (Washington, DC)
MentorshipBC (British Columbia)
Mentorship Partners Program (South Orange, New Jersey)
Merryck & Co. (England)
Missions Unlimited (Tampa, Florida)
National Mentoring Center (Portland, Oregon)
The National Mentoring Partnership (USA)
New Teacher Induction and Mentoring (USA)
Orange County Mentoring Partnership (Orange County, California)
Over My Shoulder Foundation (Orange County, California)
The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring (England)
Partners in Practice (Early Childhood Mentoring) (Halifax, Canada)
Peer Resources (Canada, USA)
Perrone-Ambrose Associates, Inc. (Chicago, Illinois)
Personal Learning Coaching Cambridge, England)
Preparing Future Faculty (Washington, D.C.)
Public/Private Ventures (Philadelphia, PA)
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc. (Belmont, Massachusetts)
RichWeb, Inc. (Glen Allen, Virginia)
Sage Mentors, Inc. (Toronto, Ontario)
School-Based Mentoring (YouthFriends) (Kansas City, Kansas)
Skills for Change (Canada)
Startech Mentor Network (Richardson, Texas)
TeleMentoring Young Women Project (USA, info only)
Top References on Mentoring (USA, Canada, Australia, England)
Triple Creek Associates, Inc. (Littleton, Colorado)
Tutor/Mentor Connection (Chicago, Illinois)
VolunteerMatch (San Francisco, California)
Women's Executive Network (Toronto, Canada)
Workforce Development, Inc. (Rochester, Minnesota)
Yellowbrick (Tiburon, California)
YESS Institute (Denver, Colorado)
Youth Empowerment Seminars (New Zealand & Australia)
Youth Mentoring Network (Australia)
YouthFriends (see School-Based Mentoring (Kansas City, Missouri)
|Action Circle Consultants|
|A group of mentors that work with organizations, social entrepreneurs and not for profit organizations who have a vision for creating and sustaining positive change in the community. They bring together the individuals and resources that contribute to solving community problems. Their primary mentoring focus is on succession planning, retention of employees and career development for corporations, but they also provide individual one-on-one mentoring for community members. In addition, they provide peer learning circles to assist organizations improve their collaboration activities.
|IBM professionals volunteer to mentor students from around the world through online relationships. The mentors provide academic assistance, career counseling, and compassion. Participants are required to have access to technology, participate in training, meet each other in person, where possible at a structured orientation to begin the program and at the end of school year, complete evaluation forms, and adhere to safety and security rules. While the website is primarily for registered participants, useful links, and documents on mentoring strategies and tips, mentor training, presentations on mentoring, handouts, quick tips, and a powerpoint presentation to recruit and inform potential students are all available online.
- No further contact information is available, but interested parties can contact an IBM representative in their own community
|Over My Shoulder Foundation|
|The purpose of this foundation is to to support media-based projects that raise the awareness of the impact of mentoring both cross-culturally and across generations. They provide funding to existing mentoring programs, develop educational programming ot be used in corporations and universities to promote mentoring, provide speakers and media presentations.
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) is a child and youth serving organization that provides mentoring programs across the Canada. They provide support to more than 700 Canadian communities and have over 150 local agencies that offer one-to-one matching. Men and women (age 18 or older) give of their time to become a mentor to a youngster who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to look up to. Big Brother/Big Sister agencies offer a wide variety of mentoring programs. In addition, the organization also provides Mentoring Canada, which is made possible through the support of the Muttart Foundation. Its primary focus is to promote and support mentoring initiatives in communities across Canada. All community organizations, corporations and others interested in mentoring are invited to use this website of resources and training materials to further their efforts in support of our young people through the provision of quality mentoring programs. Mentoring Canada's mandate is to provide up-to-date, relevant resources for mentoring organizations, and other service delivery organizations, through an on-line library of downloadable materials and interactive training modules. The site contains an open, searchable database of mentoring specific resources.
|New Teacher Induction and Mentoring|
|This organization, led by Hal Portner, specializes in helping teams of K-12 educators and decision makers to serve as leaders in the development or enhancement of their district's new-teacher induction and mentoring system. Hal is the author of several books on mentoring and induction from Corwin Press and several articles on the topic in the American School Board Journal and Teachers.net. He is also a member of the editorial board of Mentoring and Tutoring, an international peer-review journal. Hal offers a four-day institute for that focuses on the keys to a successful comprehensive, coherent and sustained teacher induction and mentoring system. Hal assists educators to recruit and select mentors according to local criteria; how to trained and match to partners by proximity and interest; and maintain support. Hal is a member of the International Mentoring Association (IMA) and the National Staff Development Association. Visit his website for the latest schedule of institute offerings and current fees.
|Mentoring and Befriending Foundation|
|The Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (MBF) offers support and leadership to practitioners and organizations throughout the UK, encourages organizations to use mentoring and befriending, provides capacity building support to programs through a national and regional body infrastructure, promotes quality and standards in training and develops, and shares best practice in mentoring and befriending. They run an annual National Conference for mentoring and befriending practitioners. One of the key areas of their work is the oversight and further development of Standards. The Approved Provider Standard (APS) is a national benchmark for good practice. The standard can be applied to the work of any organization in the mentoring or befriending field and aims to improve the quality and guarantee the consistency of operation in areas as health and safety, preparation and training, monitoring and evaluation. Membership is available.
|As part of the Center for Applied Research Solutions, this organization provides free technical assistance on mentoring to school and community-based mentoring programs in the state of California. In addition to in-person training and consultation they provide online training, a mentoring directory for the state and a variety of publications and research documents.
|Mentor Resources assists organizations by (1) building leadership pipelines through their cross-company mentoring program so that junior executives gain the skills necessary to become future company leaders and participants emerge from the program with more mature thinking, better decision making skills, increased business acumen and more strategic vision; and (2) developing internal mentoring solutions to support company initiatives through consulting services and customized program design including, but not limited to, program management, participant training, full scale program design and launch. They also invite prospective clients to their Executive Forums (held every two months and typically includes a senior executive as a keynote speaker) as guests so that they can review Mentor Resources at work.
|Mentoring Works provides consultation to organizations to tailor specific mentoring programs, workshops on mentoring, and an extensive offering of information products to support mentors and partners involved in mentoring programs. They provide a number of e-book publications on their site as well as some free resources and a fortnightly newsletter on mentoring.||
|Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS)|
|This organization administers the Mentoring Technical Assistance Project that is funded through the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. They promote state-of-the-art mentoring strategies and programs using the framework of the "Recommended Best Practices for Mentoring Programs;" strengthen local mentoring efforts; increase communication between local mentoring programs; and improve local programs’ mentoring skills and technology.
|The Business Round Table|
|This organization specializes in guided mutual mentoring groups for small business owners. Entrepreneurs are placed in a group with about ten others and selected so that there are no conflicts of interest. Each participant agrees to a non-disclosure statement regarding anything discussed in the group. Each group meets once a month for about 3 hours. The members help each other solve problems, prevent mistakes and maximize their opportunites by tapping into the collective wisdom of the group. Fees vary depending upon location but typically are about $700 per year and groups are established in various cities in Canada.
|Sage Mentors, Inc.|
|This company, created by Catherine Mossop, specializes in helping a variety of organizations establish effective mentoring programs. They provide traning for mentors and partners as well as research studies and articles demonstrating the value of mentoring.
|Connecting to Success|
|The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), headquartered at the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota has created Connecting to Success (CTS), an e-mentoring project for youth with disabilities. They provide a empirically developed Training Manual (available for download or for purchase through the Web site), and interested individuals or groups are welcome to use their resources for: (1) establishing a new e-mentoring programs; (2) allowing existing programs to integrate youth with disabilities; (3) developing funding resources; and (4) formulating strategies for schools and youth organizations to initiate or strengthen partnerships with local businesses. NCSET staff members are available to give technical assistance to interested groups.
|Christian Mentoring Institute|
|This organization is the teaching arm of the nondenominational Christian Association of Youth Mentoring. They train churches and Christian organizations to run safe and effective mentoring ministries with youth and families.
- Christian Mentoring Institute
16 South 9th Street
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
- TEL: (877) 33-MENTOR
- E-MAIL: email@example.com
|Managers and Directors|
|The mission of this organization is to provide an international business mentoring network staffed by a high quality part-time business mentors selected from the local, national and international market. All mentors within the network are current or former CEOs, Managing Directors or their equivalent, and have run organizations with a minimum budgets of AUD$5M. Mentors joining the network undergo training to ensure that they meet the required standard of mentoring. Each mentee ir required to complete an application which includes a profile on themselves as well as their goals sought from the mentor process.
|Environment Canada Mentoring - A Valuable Alternative|
|(As of November, 1999 this site is off-line temporarily) This website offers comprehensive details about mentoring, its benefits, criteria for becoming a mentor or mentee, the roles and responsibilities of the mentor and mentee, steps to building an effective relationship, the importance of communication skills, creating a career development plan, how to set goals, what activities to engage in when meeting with a mentor, questions to ask a mentor, and establishing an action plan for future meetings. Clearly a blueprint for a successful mentor program with enough detail and flexibility to be customized for almost every setting.
|The Coaching and Mentoring Network (UK)|
|The Coaching and Mentoring Network is the leading independent resource in the United Kingdom dedicated to coaching and mentoring. The site contains a referral service for coaches and mentors, information about coaching and mentoring, including definitions and selection tips, information about resources and events and discussion forums for learning, sharing ideas and finding useful services and products.
|Mentor Consulting Group|
|This organization, founded by Dr. Susan Weinberger, provides mentor program design and consultation services to schools, businesses, government agencies, religious and community organizations seeking comprehensive guidance in the area of adult to youth mentoring.
|Headquartered in Norway, this organizatin provides mentor training and mentor program development worldwide. In addition to training mentors, they also provide workshops in life planning, and personal development based on D.I.S.C.
|The Diversity Connection|
|Provides services to link qualified health professionals to each other and to job opportunities across the USA. Connects diverse individuals to leadership and mentoring programs in a variety of healthcare settings and serves as a job search database for minority management candidates in healthcare services. Candidates can log into and update their confidential resume, network with other candidates through discussions, search for a mentor and peruse job openings. Employers seeking qualified minority candidates can post their open positions and search the abstracted database.
- One North Franklin
- Chicago, IL 60606
- Tel: (800) 233-0996
- Fax: (312) 422-4566
|A comprehensive virtual support environment for novice educators, mentors, mentor educators, cooperating teachers, clinical supervisors, administrators, and other instructional leaders, including university education and school partnership programs. The focus is on their own resources created to support teacher induction through peer mentoring. The provide a SUCCEED kit that includes a preparing mentors CD, video series, and booklets.
- North Carolina State University
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
528B Poe Hall
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7801
- Tel: (800) 578-8380
- Tel: (919) 513-7466
|While not exclusively concerned with mentoring, this organization is an active advocate for mentoring and its website includes an online magazine with reports of many organizations such as Dun and Bradstreet, Aetna Healthcare, Fanniemae, Mercedes Benz, and others that have used mentoring to assist minority employees, retain top performers, and increase opportunities for youth. Diversity.com is an excellent source of news, information and commentary on the role of diversity in strengthening the corporate bottom line.
- 34 Elizabeth Street, Suite 102
- Somerset, New Jersey 08873-1123
- Tel: (732) 764-5003
- Fax: (732) 764-0255
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mentor Management Systems|
|Mentor Management Systems is a leader in the development and implementation of corporate and youth-based mentoring programs. They can assist any type of organization in the design of a new program or in the improvement of their existing efforts. Their staff has provided technical assistance to approximately 80 mentoring programs. They are affiliated with the Mentoring Coaltion of San Diego County and participate in the state of California youth mentoring initiatives. Fees are based on negotiations and client needs, but initial telephone consultation is typically free.
|The Mentor Group|
|This organization offers a number of options to assist organizations to develop effective mentoring programs, including their Hi-Impact Mentoring process. They can assist with organizational and cultural mentoring, skills/competency-based mentoring, networking and career path mentoring, team mentoring and distance mentoring.
|CompuCorps Mentoring (Les Mentors de CompuCorps)|
|Provides assistance to Canadian charities by providing computer mentors and modern software tools. Also initiating a pilot project of Virtual Mentoring to help young Canadian interns on foreign aid projects to implement computer solutions internationally.
|This organization provides a matching service in hundreds of categories. They provide a searchable database and persons seeking mentors or wanting to be mentors can leave ads about their interests. They also provide downloadable papers on mentoring topics and also provide a merchandising option for products associated with mentoring. The site can be accessed at no cost and additional services are available to persons who become members. A division of Novacom International Limited.
|The International Mentoring Association|
|This membership-driven organization provides an online discussion group, opportunities to connect with mentorship experts and leaders, summaries of research studies, and holds regional conferences as a well as a yearly national conference, publishes a valuable newsletter, and sponsors awards for best dissertation on mentoring.
|MentorU.com eBoardcast Systems (formerly MentorU Mentoring Network|
|A virtual mentoring community. Individuals can sign-up for mentoring from some of the leading experts and authors in motivation, business and goal achievement. The focus of the mentoring can be on personal growth, business development, technology, sales and marketing, making presentations, leadership or communications. They also provide a newsletter, online mentoring events, and other services.