encourage development with our association mentoring platform
our mentoring program increases membership value and promotes engagement
Offering a software mentoring program for mentors and mentees within your association provides an additional path for you to fulfill your mission while providing valuable opportunities for your members to connect and develop skills. Participants enjoy the benefits of establishing a mentoring relationship and learning from leaders in your organization and the community. Mentorship programs foster a culture of inclusivity, teamwork, and development. Let us show you how our program can grow your organization!
how we do association mentoring
A traditional approach to a national mentoring program for an association is to connect less experienced members as mentees to more experienced members as mentors. Although this sounds like a simple idea, the execution can be daunting for association staff.
At Engage Mentoring, we offer a variety of association mentoring programs and unique strategies for engaging members through structured programs. Our association programs are unique because we take a customized approach and start by understanding your goals and the outcomes you wish to achieve and structuring a program that maximizes the value for your members and aids in member retention and leadership development learning outcomes.
At Engage Mentoring, we offer a variety of ways to structure formalized virtual mentoring programs to achieve the maximum engagement and return on investment. We work with you to structure a mentoring and leadership development program that meets your needs and focuses on the outcomes you wish to achieve. We leverage our technology to build a program to your specifications and we are the only mentoring software that offers a variety of options for both internal and external mentoring.
Our mentorship programs combine group mentoring with 1:1 mentoring and we achieve 90% population engagement on average. We work with you to design the program, market the program to your members, keep your members engaged throughout the program, and measure results. We fully administer your program and offer technical assistance and you have access to a dashboard of analytics to monitor program engagement and learning outcomes.
mentoring program funding
Funding a mentoring program for an association can come from a variety of sources. Some of our projects are grant funded and others are covered by membership dues. Some associations opt to pass the cost of the mentorship program onto their members, which can actually make the offering a source of revenue instead of a cost and represent a valuable offering to help upskill the workforce for your business members. Let us discuss the options with you and build a plan that maximizes the value and sustainability for your association.
Let's pursue your mission together
Successful leaders understand the power and value of meaningful relationships. Through our virtual community of mentors and mentees, you’re ensuring your members have access to additional development and networking opportunities. Our mentoring software utilizes our online talent marketplace to match mentees with mentors who have the experience and skills they wish to develop.
Let’s move the needle together in areas that matter most:
- Increase Value of Membership
- Drive Membership
- Promote Inclusivity
- Foster a Sense of Belonging
- Increase Membership Engagement
how is engage mentoring software different?
We have a vast amount of experience working with organizations of all sizes to offer a formalized diversity mentorship program. We are the only program that is scalable and can meet the needs of any sized association or business. We are the only program that has a built in training and certification program to ensure your mentors and mentees are prepared and engaged. We are the only program that has the option for external mentoring. Finally, we are the only option that fully administers your program. We are your outsourced resource for an impactful mentoring program designed to help you attract, retain, and develop a diverse membership population. Plus, our global mentoring options allow your members to connect with mentors around the world!
why do some programs fail?
Without a plan, any number of things can go wrong without the strategy in place to address those issues.
Our program is organized and offers the structure, resources, and support you need to experience smooth implementation and ongoing success.
In-house programs often put a massive burden on internal staff trying to facilitate the program.
Our fully administered mentorship program can scale as much as you need and provides a great experience for program participants in any size organization!
Typically, mentorship programs rely on traditional hierarchies which aren’t structured with personalized professional development in mind.
We connect mentees and mentors based on relevant skills & interests. This helps diverse workforce relationships and also career development within the organization.
Many programs don’t provide enough context for how to be an effective mentor/mentee.
We’ve done the research and provide the resources and tools along with our structured, proven program to help mentors & mentees reach their goals. This training benefits the participants and the association.
lack of measurement
Mentoring initiatives without measurables or analytics don’t have insights into program effectiveness.
Our program includes a helpful analytics dashboard with ongoing reporting. Plus we’ll review metrics with you so you can be sure your organization’s diversity initiatives are successful.
Oftentimes we hear mentorship programs don’t prioritize matching candidates to those who are a good fit leaving participants uncomfortable and without progress.
We match mentees and mentors based on the goals they wish to develop, making your organization more successful in its mentoring initiatives.
our mentorship program provides:
We work with associations and organizations of all sizes. Our smallest client has 8 team members and our largest client is deployed in 70+ countries.
As a give back, we partner with nonprofits and universities to sponsor college students in our Aspiring Leaders mentoring program. By working with us, you are impacting the next generation of future leaders and helping them reach their goals.
Participants in our mentor program are fully trained and certified as mentors, ensuring their preparedness for the mentoring conversations. This certification is built into the software and offered on demand.
Best of all, our programs are fully administered by us – which means absolutely no lift on your end. We make mentoring easy for your management!
how our program benefits mentors & mentees
Our program is built to serve an organization of any size and is fully administered by our team. Engage Mentoring’s program is a perfect complement to your internal or external mentoring initiatives and provides a valuable resource for development to your membership.
1. choose topics & skills
Participants using our mentorship program self-select key areas and topics in which they want to develop and reach goals. By providing key topics for both personal growth and professional growth, our programs allow your members to develop their whole selves.
2. schedule mentoring meetings
Engage Mentoring software makes selecting times that work best for both the mentor and mentee quick and easy. Mentors identify when they’re typically available and mentees choose times within the provided options.
3. browse built-in resources
Participants can take advantage of our comprehensive archive of learning resources built-in to our program that teaches them the art of mentoring.
4. executive reporting dashboard
Each client has access to their own dashboard of reporting. The reporting highlights the benefits of the program, gives you insights to stay on track with your goals, and maximizes the value to your association.
Ready to offer your association members a talent marketplace?
Our program can help your association achieve a mentoring environment of learning, diversity, acceptance and belonging. Want to know how Engage Mentoring can be a development tool for you?
"It’s been phenomenal to see the connections our employees have made with one another."
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what customers are saying about our mentorship programs and platform:
I enjoy sharing my professional experience with others and helping them to explore the what-ifs in their jobs and careers.
I really enjoyed speaking to my mentee. He is on the other side of the country and still has the same struggles that are going on in my region.
My mentor is helping tremendously in establishing the direction that I want to take to make this new venture a success.
Mentoring expands our experience, knowledge, and influence that supports our culture and brand.
We highly aligned on our goals and what we want out of the mentor/mentee relationship. We have strong actions coming out of the first call that will drive future interactions.
The key benefits have not only been accountability and growth but also increased confidence. We look forward to even greater results and our continued partnership.
When I met with my mentor I was nervous and anxious, but literally after seconds it was like talking to an old friend. We both Realized that we can equally learn from each other and vowed to do so.
This program is meeting all my expectations by establishing relationships with great leaders outside my organization.
Going into the Engage Mentoring program, I wasn't sure what to expect or how to be a mentor/ mentee. The workshops have guided me along the way and have built my confidence level as a mentor.