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Building a Culture of Mentoring


men•tor
n

1. a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
2. an influential senior sponsor or supporter.

mentor. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mentor)

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Benefits of Mentoring

Mentee

  1. Receive insight and guidance from a more experienced colleague
  2. Enhance problem-solving and leadership skills
  3. Develop and design career development plans
  4. Increase knowledge of the organization’s and department’s mission,
    vision and values
  5. Increase exposure to high-level decision makers and key stakeholders

Mentor

  1. Gain access to alternative perspectives and experiences
  2. Enhance leadership and management skills
  3. Expand diversity of thought, style, personality, and culture
  4. Rejuvenate learning opportunities and professional role
  5. Gain insights into challenges of people you work with

Institution

  1. Innovate in people management and leadership strategies
  2. Enable greater productivity at all levels
  3. Increase recruitment, retention, and advancement opportunities
  4. Create a culture of mentoring

 

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