Create mentoring programs with defined dates that use either supervised or unsupervised matching and in which employees are invited to participate as mentors or mentees.
Career Development Planning & Mentoring
Using Mentoring to manage your development programs replaces the traditional, bulky, and manual processes and the spreadsheets that go with them. Mentoring provides you with the tools you need to define the program, invite mentors and mentees to participate, and then monitor the program to closing. You have the flexibility to define both supervised and unsupervised programs. The major difference being whether or not your mentoring administrator is involved in the matching phase of the program.
- Go to Admin Center > Tools > Manage Mentoring Programs.
Your program overview page is where you'll find all your programs, grouped by status:
These mentoring programs have not started yet and may still require input. For example, mentors or mentees may still be signing up or you may need to review the matching (in supervised programs).
These mentoring programs have started and will run until their designated end dates or until you manually close them.
These mentoring programs have reached their end dates and are no longer active.
- Click Create New Program.
- Choose the type of program you want to create.
- Supervised: In supervised matching, the administrator auto-generates and manually edits matches and the program dates strictly control the program process. For example, mentor sign-up ends when mentee sign-up starts.
- Unsupervised: In unsupervised matching, the system provides guidance but mentees make direct requests to mentors. The program dates are also more flexible in unsupervised programs. For example, mentor sign-ups can continue even after mentee sign-up starts.
Follow the steps in the wizard-like user interface to finish setting up your new program.
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