HOW TO DEVELOP AN IN-HOUSE MENTORING PANEL

Mentoring can be a transformative experience for individuals and organizations. A strong process is necessary and will help to ensure the success of the programme.

CLARIFY THE OBJECTIVES

Set the objectives clearly so all stakeholders understand what the panel is going to achieve.

IDENTIFY YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE

Profile and agree the criteria for what an effective mentee needs to look like.

AGREE ON THE ROLE OF THE STAKEHOLDERS

Profile the criteria for an effective mentor and identify the role of the line manager in the process.

AGREE THE PROGRAMME APPROACH

Determine the structure and approach, duration, pilot, reviews etc.

DEVELOP THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROCESS

Selection process; matching mentors and mentees process; ground rules; the support for the mentors and the review process.

DEVELOP A COMMUNICATION PLAN

To include the participants and the line manager, focusing on the benefits of the programme and how to communicate to those who do not get selected.

DEVELOP A SKILLS PROGRAMME

To enhance the process by developing confidence and competence to engage effectively in all stages of the programme.