Abstract

Competing for market share in a dynamic international marketplace, the frontrunners are those who are able to build a skilled, global workforce through multi-faceted strategies that enable them to align training, mentoring, and coaching initiatives and implement cutting-edge practices such as social and mobile learning. Structured mentoring forms the foundation of a well-designed talent management strategy. Well-designed mentoring programs enable organizations to align and seamlessly integrate training, coaching and mentoringinitiatives into holistic, personalized offerings. It is through successful structured mentoring programs that organizations are able to sustain a uniquely skilled and internally motivated workforce that sets them apart from competition. In this paper, we will consider structured mentoring in context of seven topics:

  1. Structured Mentoring Defined

  2. Value Added Through Structure

  3. Mentorship Types and Models

  4. The Structured Mentoring Process

  5. Structured Mentorship Teams

  6. The Structured Mentoring Program Toolkit

  7. Success Factors

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