How to start a High Impact Mentoring Program

Six Stages of Mentoring Programs

Building an effective mentoring program requires meticulous planning and strategizing.

Here’s a lowdown on the 6 stages involved.

1. Define the Goals

Identify the goals of an organization & match them with that of your participants.

Once you have sufficient data points on the above, chalk out your objectives that are SMART.

2. Design a Structure

Map out your whole mentoring program & earmark areas where you need support. Alternately, take help of mentoring software to be more efficient.

3. Engage Participants

Make the benefits of the program clear in your marketing or offer a sneak peek into some of your trainings as part of your promotion strategy to attract participants.

4. Match Mentors With Mentees

You may have mentors and mentees from various backgrounds with diverse needs & profiles.

Use software to sort through mentor-mentee data & derive accurate matches.

5. Keep Up the Momentum

A periodic check-in with your participants can help you and them track progress and also factor in feedback that can further improve your program.

6. Measure ROI

Measuring the success of the program and whether it has achieved the desired ROI can be done on the basis of two key aspects:

a. Metrics & KPI

b. Impact on the participants

For a detailed overview of these 6 stages, read our blog post!