Mentoring as you know it, is dead. Forget one-to-one relationships that are for the few and the elite. Forget mentors and protégés that fall into and are limited by defined roles and expectations, particularly around who can play what part. Forget programs that are highly structured, tightly controlled, and designed with a shelf-life. This is not the way mentoring occurs in the 21st century.
Today, mentoring is about open, flexible and dynamic learning relationships where anyone can be a learner or advisor. This new approach is modern mentoring, and it is here to stay.
What will we learn?
During this interactive session, you will:
- Participate in an "Ask the Expert" exercise
- Learn about the factors that define modern mentoring
- Examine generational issues related to mentoring
- Assess your own modern mentoring/personal learning network
- Discover ways to bring a modern approach to mentoring to organizations
Presenter: Randy Emelo
Founder and Chief Strategist, River
Randy Emelo is the founder of River, a Denver-based company that builds mentoring, coaching, and social learning software. He is also the company's Chief Strategist, focusing on the development and delivery of a broad array of training, consulting, and support services that compliment River's award-winning software.
Randy has more than 25 years of experience in management, training, and leadership development, and is a prolific author, speaker, and thought leader on topics related to collaboration, mentoring, social learning, and talent development.
Randy's experience ranges from a military career with the United States Navy, to leadership development work with non-profits in the Americas, to helping Fortune 500s build mentoring and learning cultures in their organizations.
Randy holds a master's degree in organizational design and effectiveness from Fielding Graduate University (formerly The Fielding Institute) in Santa Barbara, CA. Randy's book, Modern Mentoring, is available now from ATD Press.