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Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach

Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach

Tammy D. Allen, Lisa M. Finkelstein, Mark L. Poteet

ISBN: 978-1-444-35737-0

Sep 2011

200 pages

$25.99

Description

This book presents an evidence-based best practice approach to the design, development, and operation of formal mentoring programs within organizations. It includes practical tools and resources that organizations can use such as training exercises, sample employee development plans, and mentoring contracts. Case studies from organizations with successful mentoring programs illustrate various principles (e.g., how the mentoring program is aligned with other organizational systems) and suggest best practice contemporary strategies.
Preface.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Planning and Providing Infrastructure.

Chapter 3. Participant Recruitment and Selection.

Chapter 4. Matching Mentors and Protégés.

Chapter 5. Training.

Chapter 6. Mentoring Structure and Processes.

Chapter 7. Monitoring and Program Evaluation.

Afterword.

References.

Appendices

  • An evidence-based best practice approach to the design, development and operation of formal mentoring programs within organizations
  • Includes a wealth of practical tools and resources such as training exercises, sample employee development plans and mentoring contracts
  • Case studies are used to illustrate principles and reinforce contemporary best practice strategies
  • Features a useful ‘start to finish’ guide aimed at managers, employee development professionals, and formal mentoring program administrators