Implementing Mentoring Schemes: A Practical Guide to Successful Programs

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Routledge, 2002 - Business & Economics - 332 pages
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Over the past few years the application of mentoring in business has risen steeply and more organizations than ever are seeking to utilize its power. 'Implementing Mentoring Schemes' constitutes the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the design, implementation, evaluation and revitalization of mentoring schemes.

Although it can be used as a practical "how-to" guide on implementing mentoring schemes, it is ultimately a book that promotes best practice, combining academic research and case studies with many years of practical experience to produce expert advice. It enables readers to fully understand mentoring and to create state-of-the-art programs. In addition, it establishes a tenable case for mentoring that will greatly assist readers in promoting programs within their organization.

Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date guide on mentoring schemes.
Illustrates the importance of mentoring schemes for organisations
Includes real-life case studies including British American Tobacco (BAT), British Telecom (BT) and Proctor and Gamble

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CHAPTER 1 Mentoring introductions and definitions
CHAPTER 2 Drivers for mentoring
CHAPTER 3 Objectives of mentoring programs
external and internal factors
CHAPTER 5 Mentor and mentee characteristics and responsibilities
CHAPTER 6 Mentoring methods techniques and processes
CHAPTER 7 Paving the way for your scheme the implementation proposal
CHAPTER 8 Implementing the mentoring program
CHAPTER 9 Training for mentoring schemes
CHAPTER 10 Evaluating mentoring schemes
CHAPTER 11 Problems with implementing and maintaining your scheme

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Professor David Clutterbuck is one of Europe's most prolific and well-known management writers and thinkers. He has written more than 40 books and hundreds of articles on cutting edge management themes. Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, David also runs a thriving international consultancy, Clutterbuck Associates, which specialises in helping people in organizations develop the skills to help others. David is perhaps best-known in recent years for his work on mentoring, on which he consults around the world. David has been responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of highly successful mentoring and coaching programmes in numerous organisations around the world, including Standard Chartered Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Nokia.

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