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Training & Development, Mentoring and Protege

What is the value of a mentoring program to the organization? To the mentor? To the protégé?

What are the expectations of the mentor and the protégé?

How much time would some expect to spend as a mentor?

What type of training should a mentor receive prior to starting a mentoring assignment.

How does e.Mentoring differ from traditional mentoring?

What is the role of an HR department in organizing a mentoring program?

How do you evaluate the effectiveness of a mentoring program?

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What is the value of a mentoring program to the organization? To the mentor? To the protégé?

a) The organization:the organization benefits since the protege will earn the ropes, gain valuable experience and will become qualified and skilled.
b) The mentor benefits since they get the satisfaction of knowing that they helped someone learn the ropes and progress in their career. It is quite satisfying to know that you had a role in making someone into a success.
c) The protege gains experience, someone to turn to if they are stuck, someone who cares about their success. The gain knowledge, experience and skills.

It is really a win-win-win situation for all parties involved.

What are the expectations of the mentor and the protégé?
Expectations should be that there will be a mutual respect between both partners. The mentor will teach the protege the skills and know-how that is needed, while the protege will learn from the mentor, and work hard to please the mentor. Both parties need to be on the same page with regards to where they want to take their ...

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This solution will give an in-depth investigation into the relationship between Mentor and Protege in a business context.

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