Implementing Mentoring Schemes


  • Nadine Klasen, Business Psychologist specializing in Human Resource Assessment and Development.
  • David Clutterbuck, Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Visiting Professor at Sheffield Business School, UK, and Senior Partner of Clutterbuck Associates

Over the past few years the application of mentoring in business has risen steeply and more organizations than ever are seeking to utilize its power. 'Implementing Mentoring Schemes' constitutes the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the design, implementation, evaluation and revitalization of mentoring schemes.Although it can be used as a practical "how-to" guide on implementing mentoring schemes, it is ultimately a book that promotes best practice, combining academic research and case studies with many years of practical experience to produce expert advice. It enables readers to fully understand mentoring and to create state-of-the-art programs. In addition, it establishes a tenable case for mentoring that will greatly assist readers in promoting programs within their organization.
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HR Professionals; Mentoring and Coaching Practitioners; Middle to Senior Managers; Government Agencies.


Book information

  • Published: December 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5430-2


'...highly structured book, written primarily for those responsible for designing and implementing a mentoring scheme ... gets to the core of why mentoring is a worthwhile activity.' Claire Marchbank - People Management, March 2002 'The application of mentoring schemes has sharply increased over the past decade, primarily because organisations recognise the benefits they provide to both the individual and organisation. What has been lacking is both the hands-on guidance and the evidence of best practice that this book provides.........deserves a place on all professional HRM and trainers' book shelves Training Journal 2002

Table of Contents

Mentoring - introductions and definitionsDrivers for MentoringObjectives of Mentoring ProgramsInfluencing Mentoring Relationships: external and internal factorsMentor and Mentee Characteristics and ResponsibilitiesMentoring Methods, Techniques and ProcessesOrganisational Needs Analyses and the Implementation ProposalImplementing the Mentoring SchemeTrainingEvaluation of Mentoring SchemesPitfalls, Mistakes and Problems - What to look out for when implementing and maintaining your scheme