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A developmental relationship with a more experienced professional, or mentor, is a proven critical success factor for professionals, particularly for diverse individuals. Effective mentoring offers coaching, counseling, and sponsorship that enables protégés to navigate the professional landscape more effectively.

Simmons Associates provides consultation and training to insure a successful mentoring program. The Simmons Mentoring Model includes guidelines to assist clients in setting up a best practices program, with effective selection criteria, matching of mentors and protégés, parameters and guidance for effective mentor-protégé relationships and systems to oversee the day-to-day administration of a mentoring program. While most mentoring is conducted one-to-one, optional mentoring programs include Mentoring Circles, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and E-Mentoring.

Key Objectives – Participants will:

  • Understand the purpose, elements and process of the mentoring program
  • Explore the subject of diversity and inclusion, and the significant role that it plays in a successful mentoring relationship
  • Learn about the subtle forces, or Vectors™, that can help or hinder the protégé’s career
  • Develop strategies and personal action plans to overcome negative and capitalize on positive forces
  • Enable participants to negotiate, build, and maintain effective developmental relationships

If you would like more information about Mentoring, please request information.

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