1. Structured Mentor Programs Yield Top Results
2. Mentoring Events and Conferences
STRUCTURED MENTOR PROGRAMS YIELD TOP RESULTS
If you know what country singer Reba McIntire, Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, artist Emily Carr, film maker Steven Spielberg, tennis great Zina Garrison, hockey legend Bobby Orr, and former Prime Minister of England Margaret Thatcher all have in common, then you have probably visited the Mentors Hall of Fame. All these accomplished individuals were mentors and provided the kind of support to others that helped their mentoring partner also excel in their own fields.
While the Mentor Hall of Fame lists hundreds of these highly successful pairings, current research indicates that informal mentoring is more likely to yield a less than satisfactory result. All to often informal mentoring relationships fizzle out and do not yield the expected growth and development. While there are several formal mentoring models, experts agree that adhering to a few simple principles will accelerate the value of mentoring in the corporate world.
Peer Resources offers a Corporate Mentoring Development Workshop that enables participants to learn the latest trends in mentoring, identify the characteristics of successful and effective mentoring programs, and receive coaching and mentoring on how to apply those principles, trends, and qualities to create or strengthen mentoring strategies or initiatives. The workshop also includes ideas and materials related to mentor selection, matching, training, monitoring, evaluating and dealing with resistance as well as troubleshooting problem areas.
Registration and information for this workshop, which will take place, July 8-9, 2002 in Victoria, British Columbia is available online at <http://www.mentors.ca/trng.html> or by calling Peer Resources at 1.800.567.3700. Peer Resources Network members are eligible to receive a discount on the $490.00 registration fee as well as a discount on the fee if they bring a colleague. This interactive workshop has a limited capacity of 12 participants.
MENTORING EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Ninth Annual Mentoring and Coaching Conference
Cambridge, England, October 17-18, 2002
Tel/Fax: 01923 859 999
National Symposium on Mentoring Best Practices
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, December 4-5, 2002
Tel: (919) 481-9728
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