Great mentoring programs provide significant advantages to those who are mentored, to those who mentor, and to the organizations we serve, but we often overlook the benefits these efforts provide.
In this interactive and fun session you’ll learn how to create mentoring opportunities that strengthen your organization, help develop your next generation of leaders, and facilitate the transfer of knowledge from colleague to colleague.
We will also explore how libraries and other organizations serve as dynamic learning organizations through face-to-face and online mentoring with social media tools so you can immediately apply these lessons to your own workplace.
Participants, by the time they leave the session, will be able to:
- Identify at least three elements of successful mentoring programs
- Describe how at least three social media tools can support their mentoring efforts
- Have at least two ideas they can use for mentoring programs in their workplaces
Paul Signorelli ~ Biography
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-consultant-learning advocate. He has designed and facilitated mentoring programs in libraries and other organizations, and gratefully acknowledges the continuing benefits he receives from those who are his mentors. Paul also designs and facilitates online and face-to-face learning opportunities throughout the U.S.; is active in the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and American Library Association Learning Round Table; and explores and nurtures innovations in learning in a variety of settings. He focused on best practices in learning while earning his MLIS through the online program offered by the University of North Texas.
Originally broadcast 05/22/2014