Preparing Mentoring Participants
No matter what kind of mentoring program you would like to implement, it's vital to ensure that everyone involved is fully prepared. For any mentoring program to succeed it is crucial that:
Program administrators understand their roles in advising and leading participants
Mentors understand how to communicate with and motivate mentees
Mentees are prepared to take full advantage of the mentoring relationship in advancing their skills and careers
Mentoring Training for Every Role
At Insala, our mentoring experts provide mentoring training for mentors, mentees, and administrators alike. With training for each role, everyone involved can get the most out of the mentoring program. All mentoring training programs can be customized and delivered in workshop and webinar formats that fit your specific needs.
Mentoring Certification Training
We also provide mentoring certifcation training to continue to take your mentoring program to the next level. This provides many benefits to your organization and increases the success of your mentoring program. It also ensures employees have the best developmental support from a certified mentor.
Mentor and Mentee Training: Types and Formats
We understand that training isn't one-size-fits all. The needs of your mentors and mentees, as well as your organization, come first for Insala, which is why we offer three different formats of mentoring training.
Full workshop: The full mentoring training workshop is delivered in person over either a half day or a full day. Mentors, mentees, and managers are engaged in interactive discussions, Q&A, and roleplay to prepare them to the fullest degree to take on their mentoring roles.
Facilitated webinar: The facilitated webinar is a good option for those who are working with scheduling constraints, but still wish to provide their mentoring participants with an interactive workshop, delivered remotely in webinar format.
Online mentor and mentee training modules: For those who want to provide mentoring tips and best practices resources to their mentors and mentees, our online mentoring training modules provide not only our knowledge base of videos and articles, but also competency assessments to ensure that your mentors are truly ready for their roles. Learn more about our online mentoring training modules.
Contact us today to discuss which of our mentoring training programs best suit your organization.
Mentoring Training: Benefits
Training for Mentoring Program Administrators
Leadership - Mentoring program administrators are trained to lead and facilitate a successful mentoring initiative before the program starts.
Program Responsibilities - Conduct pre-program mentoring training to help program administrators understand their responsibilities, what they themselves gain from coordinating the program and supervising program participants, and what the mentors and mentees should gain from participating in the program.
Training Programs for Mentors and Mentees
Role Definition - Enable mentors and mentees to focus on each aspect of their role with confidence and vision by addressing any questions or concerns that mentors or mentees may have.
Program Tools - Create custom mentoring learning plans to serve as the basis of interaction between each mentor-mentee pair, and address any potential problems well before the program is implemented.
Mentoring Training for Managers and Supervisors
Role Definition - Ensure the success of the mentor-mentee relationship by defining for managers and supervisors their roles in the program, the nature of the mentor-mentee relationship, and the concept of mentoring overall.
Gain the expertise of mentoring training consultants with over 20 years of experience
Insala helped address some of the key challenges we faced at Unilever, which is virtual mentoring, as many of our mentees and mentors are not in the same geographic location. Insala's mentoring consultant, Judy Corner, is a true mentoring specialist and a highly engaging individual.
Our pilot Mentoring programme using the Insala platform has been well received by our participants and has given our Mentees the tools to chose an appropriate Mentor to meet their own specific development and career needs. Organisationally the portal is encouraging networking and collaboration across both business lines and functions and locations. The Insala team are professional, pragmatic and agile and have worked closely with us to deliver our pilot programme to meet our business needs
I worked with Judy Corner of Insala to develop a customized mentoring program for International Paper. Judy provided a degree of confidence to the Chairman's Diversity Council as she presented a pragmatic, visionary, long term perspective on the benefits to be gained from Insala's program. Following the M.O.R.E. workshop, participants were surveyed on session effectiveness and Insala received a 100% favorable rating on the value of the day. I highly recommend Insala and believe they offer a distinct advantage to companies looking to advance their position in the ongoing war for talent.
As part of a talent management initiative, United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU), partnered with Insala to provide high potential/high performing staff with a structured vehicle to develop their career goals. From the onset, the Insala team provided exceptional client service, ensuring UNFCU had knowledgeable technical resources at its disposal throughout the implementation of its Career Development portal. Insala's partnership with UNFCU has directly impacted its ability to solidify an effective succession planning program and retain our high potential/high performing talent.
Insala provided a global online solution which helped align our business strategy with our management needs for the future. With their product, we were able to understand our skill gaps and develop our future leaders with the findings. This solution took one hour for an employee to complete, eliminated drawers of paperwork, and provided upper management instant visibility on our progress.
ACCA aims to provide our 110,000 members and 260,000 students with direct access to the most exciting and rewarding job opportunities currently available in the world of business and finance. Our online Career Management Resources, available through ACCA Careers, is powered by EmploymentTalk™ and allows our members, students and affiliates to use their time both efficiently and effectively on critical career development activities, while EmploymentTalk™ organizes and plans the route to career success.
Our partnership with Insala has allowed us to offer an entirely new service to our job seekers, which helps prepare them for getting their next job. The assessments and career advice tools offered through our site continue to be successful, and the seamless support provided has proven very efficient. Insala consistently responds in a swift fashion whenever we need assistance, and continues to provide us with a very professional service.
This past winter was definitely remarkable. We found that the E-mail Broadcaster function is the easiest and fastest way to reach all our candidates to inform them of any changes in our office hours - including having to close due to inclement weather, delayed openings, or early closure. Additionally, we use this function to promote our seminars and workshops, and the career coaches can reach all of their candidates in one simple email. This tool is a tremendous asset.
The Schegg Group
We first started using EmploymentTalk™ in our practice in 2001, and have stuck with it ever since. What spurred us to stay on was both the professionalism and responsiveness of the Insala team, as well as the regular software upgrades we received, which ensured we had a cutting edge tool at any given time. Today, EmploymentTalk™ enables us to deliver a longer duration of outplacement services and thereby exceed our clients' expectations. As more and more organizations look to provide cost-effective, efficient and high-impact outplacement, we are able to meet their needs.
This is a fantastic product that will really help our workforce. The Insala team has done a great job maximizing the application capabilities and tailoring it to help our diverse workforce in transition. They've demonstrated a true partnership in providing us with expert assistance, met our special needs, and done so in a timely and cost effective manner.
Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC
Insala has excelled as a global technology partner to our organization. Insala is not only a provider and implementer of superior career management technology, but a constant and reliable source of ideas and best practices in our industry. Having Insala as a strategic partner has enabled our organization to provide superior, seamless career management and transition services to corporate clients worldwide, and has positioned OI Partners as a global leader in the delivery of career transition services.
Joy Reed Belt, Ph.D.
OI Partners, Americas
Our candidates are just blown away by the amount of research they get on specific companies and industries. Their ability to get REALLY good information, and MUCH MORE information than they typically could get on their own, and have it presented so quickly and effectively, is very powerful. It gives us a big sales and marketing advantage.
King & Bishop
Insala performed very well in creating our new corporate website. I was really pleased with the design options they offered. In addition, Insala representatives were wonderful to work with, responding quickly to our needs and delivering solutions in a very timely manner.
Dr. Pamela Johnson
Nia Consulting & Development
One way in which we demonstrate our commitment to employees is to provide opportunities for them to develop; mentoring is an important component of employee development in North America. Insala supported us in leveraging formal mechanisms and provided us best practices to launch a sustainable mentor program. The MORE Workshop was our pivotal starting point, strategizing with stakeholders to build a practical plan for implementation including communication, training, metrics, and more. The outcome has been a clear benefit for participants and for Solvay.
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