As virtual learning becomes more ubiquitous, people may wonder whether traditional, high-touch training approaches like mentoring still have a role to play. But the past few years have seen a resurgence of interest in mentoring programs. When APQC surveyed 500 organizations about their learning practices, 89 percent said they use mentoring and apprenticeship to help scientific and employees develop their skills and competencies. And among the approaches tested on the survey, mentoring ranked as one of the top two ways to accelerate learning and development for this employee group, with 59 percent of organizations rating it as effective or very effective.
This collection highlights examples of mentoring programs that help participants develop expertise in their fields, hone their leadership and communication skills, and build their careers and professional networks. Download the report, which covers the end-to-end mentoring process, including selecting and pairing participants; designing processes and tools to support mentoring; securing buy-in from participants and their managers; and measuring and communicating outcomes.