What is National Mentoring Month?

National Mentoring Month is a campaign dedicated to recognizing mentoring and the impact it can have on a person's life. Whether it’s supporting at-risk youths, inspiring college students, or developing professionals in the workplace, mentoring enables people to achieve their full potential by learning from others. Throughout January, we celebrate the power of mentoring and encourage others to explore how mentoring programs can enable organizations to create more productive, developed and satisfied people.

Why 2020 is the Year For Mentoring

War for Talent Continues

With the unemployment rate at a staggering low of 3.5 percent, companies continue to fight for the best and brightest amidst fierce competition from other industry leaders. Looking to be an employer of choice, organizations can no longer get by on fair compensation and benefits. Companies are implementing mentoring within their development strategies in order to provide growth and networking opportunities for employees that bolsters retention and improves engagement within the workplace.

Leaving It To Chance Isn’t Working

When it comes to improving the progress and growth of all employees, organizations continue to lag behind when it comes to women and people of color. McKinsey & Company found women face consistent challenges when it comes to ascending the corporate ladder, often in the early stages of their careers—at the first rung of promotion into management. Meanwhile, fewer than one in three black, full-time professionals say they have access to senior leaders, compared to almost half of white professionals, according to the Center for Talent Innovation. It isn’t enough to hire diverse employees and hope they rise through the ranks as everyone else. It takes greater actions of inclusion through mentoring that offer these employees opportunities to interact with senior leaders and build skills and knowledge that will enable them to grow.

Trust is Broken

With the many corporate scandals of misconduct, misuse and oversight that came to light in the last decade, many companies are left with a broken circle of trust between themselves and their most valuable asset—their people. In turn, this distrust has bred disengagement and a breakdown of productivity and retention. Companies are turning to mentoring to reignite trust, build rapport and illustrate that the organization is prepared to invest in its employees for the greater development of its future workforce.

Now is the time for mentoring. #MentoringImpact

What will you find in the National Mentoring Month Toolkit? 

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[Ebook] How to Start a High-Impact Mentoring Program

Great mentoring programs are built through thoughtful planning and sustained commitment to guiding participants through the mentoring process while continually improving the program. In this Ebook, you'll learn the five-step process to create a high-impact mentoring program.


[Toolkit] Promoting Your Mentoring Program

Engagement can make or break a mentoring program. Creating a program isn't enough to make it succeed. You also need a diligent plan to promote and market your program to your organization. This toolkit will provide timelines and sample materials needed to plan the successful launch and continuation of your program.


[Guide] Measure Your Program with the Kirkpatrick Model

We’ve created a guide for how to use the Kirkpatrick Model specifically for measuring modern mentoring programs, including questions you should ask and how to use and interpret program outcomes. This will allow you to measure participant behaviors, learning, and reactions earlier, which gives you time to adjust your programs.


[Ebook] Getting Impactful ROI Out of Mentoring

There are a number of important factors to consider when calculating your program’s ROI: retention, engagement, advancement, program costs, and behavioral change. This Ebook will teach you the important factors to consider in calculating your organization’s mentoring impact and overall return on investment.

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