Your business is our business. We are here to help your company meet its mentoring goals.
Do you want to:
MentorStrat can help. We will guide you in building the next generation of diverse leaders.
We’re prepared to help you at any level, from impartial advice to enterprise scale strategy and roadmap development and all the details to build a successful program.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to scale or reimagine an existing program, we've got you covered.
Our mantra is: align, design, launch, guide, and measure.
Our promise is that we'll be there, as questions or issues arise, every step of the way.
Crafting Your Mentoring Strategy and Framework for Alignment with Top Talent and DEI Goals
We will spend time within your organization to gain a comprehensive understanding of your top talent management, organizational, and DEI objectives. This includes identifying any skills gaps and challenging roles concerning hiring and retaining employees. We will also inquire about what your employees value, any existing talent programs, and the mentoring opportunities available throughout the organization.
Each employee needs different development, guidance, and connections at various stages in their career, and some organizations value distinct skills and competencies for career success. We will guide you in creating an employee journey map to help align the right mentoring at the right time during each career stage, promoting mobility and retention.
Develop a mentoring approach that clearly defines mentoring, outlines its purpose and objectives, aligns it with the organizational culture, and defines program success. Our 3-pillar mentoring framework and prioritized roadmap are designed to support employees throughout the complete employee experience, guiding development focused on career, diversity, and skills development needs, while delivering measurable impacts to your organization.
How you manage your stakeholders will determine how successful your program is, as they are critical for acquiring the funds, resources, influence, and support you need. We will seek to understand your stakeholders' motivations, level of interest in mentoring, and organizational influence. This will help you develop a plan to provide the right information to the right people at the right time for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
We help you establish a governance and operating model to define the methods, structure, and interfaces through which decisions are made, outcomes are evaluated and transformation is accomplished, engaging key stakeholders, establishing policies and procedures, balancing key responsibilities, and spreading change accountability throughout the organization.
Tailored Mentoring Experiences: One Size Doesn't Fit All
We will guide you in making decisions about each program structure, degree of formality, schedule and length, matching approach, and participation criteria using employee data to ensure adequate participant pools to reach program success.
Many great programs start with a test and learn approach. We can guide you in designing and launching a pilot to test your program design and alignment, keeping scalability in mind.
Software is essential to successfully scale mentoring. Mentoring software helps to facilitate the organization and management of effective programs by matching mentors and mentees, scheduling, and tracking progress. We can assist you or your IT team in the implementation and set up of the software in partnership with your preferred vendor. Need help choosing a vendor? Let us know.
Building a Foundation for Success: Crafting a Program Launch Plan to Bring Awareness and Generate Excitement
Planning for the launch of your program is a project on its own, often requiring a separate, detailed plan. We will guide you in developing the right launch plan that creates a successful experience and builds a foundation for future programs.
We will work with your team to develop a robust multi-channel communication plan ensuring employees have the information they need to understand program details, enroll in the program, attend the launch event, and prepare for a successful mentoring relationship.
Our customized Implementation Toolkit will include branded communication templates, mentoring agreement form & conversation guides, to simply your program launch.
Training is an essential element to program success. Together we will explore the best training method (Instructor Led, E-Learning, Train the Trainer etc.) and content that your learners need before, during and after launch and leveraging existing MentorStrat Academy courses and developing any new curriculum needed.
Guiding Participants to Mentoring Success on Their Journey
Mentoring often occurs outside the learning function and may not be immediately visible. Don't leave the success of these relationships to chance. Partner with us to provide ongoing skills training to mentors and mentees, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge for effective mentoring.
Providing participants support along the mentoring journey is critical and prevents relationships from being abandoned or fizzling out prematurely. We will help you determine what tools, focus area resources, assessment, support, and regular check-ins to offer throughout the mentoring process.
You don't have to do it all alone. Let us help you maintain program visibility by building a community, leveraging mentoring champions, and recognizing and rewarding achievements. The more you showcase the program's successes for participants and the organization, the more willing your participants will be to continue engaging.
Successful mentoring programs require an adequate number of mentors to meet the demand. This can be challenging, particularly as you advance within an organization. Use our strategies to develop a plan based on marketing concepts and tailored to your business needs, ensuring maximum effectiveness with minimal disruption to your business.
Maintaining the success of your programs requires ongoing administration. Let us assist you in creating a plan to ensure the smooth operation of your program. We'll discuss adding Office Hours, FAQ development, monitoring program health, and handling emergent issues. If you have resource constraints, we also offer cost-effective program administrative services compared to a full-time employee (FTE)
Tracking Program Health, Organizational Impacts, and Participant Outcomes
Is your program doing what you said it would do? Let us work with your team to establish KPI's to measure the health of your program and track the impact on the desired organizational outcomes that support your talent management, DEI, or other organizational goals.
It's important to collect feedback from participants to celebrate successes, identify red-flag relationships, and gauge engagement and satisfaction at various stages throughout the participant journey. Partner with us to design your survey cadence and questions, and conduct focus groups to capture honest, manageable, and actionable information.
Make sure your participants feel heard by developing an approach to evaluate data and feedback and using it to iterate and refine your program over time.