Improving Employee Engagement through Structured Mentoring

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    Speaker: Arthur J Murray
    Date: Thursday, June 27th
    Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT


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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50851
    Level: Intermediate
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OVERVIEW

You’ve seen the numbers.  According to Gallup, up to 85% of the global workforce is not engaged, and over 21% of those not engaged are actively disengaged.  In addition, according to Willis Towers Watson, more than 25% of employees expect to leave their current job within the next two years. Lack of engagement is frequently cited as a contributing factor.

Lack of engagement puts a drag on morale, image and reputation, and ultimately, sales and revenue. Employee turnover produces additional cost burdens associated with recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining new employees.  On the other hand, a fully engaged and satisfied workforce translates into loyal clients and sustained sales growth.

While the solution may seem obvious, it has proven difficult to implement in practice. There are several reasons for this, which we will go into during the course of the webinar.  The good news is that some of the most effective approaches for dealing with employee disengagement are based on a simple premise: meeting basic human needs.  And at the top of the list are recognition, growth and contribution.  

This webinar will show you how to create a culture in which every employee becomes a mentor to someone else, thereby not only raising the level of engagement, but overall satisfaction as well. It is called structured mentoring programme, which addresses the shortfalls typically associated with traditional mentoring, which tends to be more unstructured and ad hoc.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

The cost of employee disengagement is growing, putting a drain on all aspects of your enterprise, whether it be commercial, public, or nonprofit. On the other hand, the benefits of creating and sustaining a culture of growth and contribution through a structured mentoring programme are significant.

These include: increased employee attraction, engagement, satisfaction, and retention; increased innovation through the generation of new ideas at the working level; increased revenues, profits, customer satisfaction, and market share.

This webinar is based on over 13 years of university-based research and direct application in organizations of all sizes, spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors all around the globe. Help your organization become part of the top 15 percent by having a fully engaged workforce.

AREAS COVERED

Learn how to:

  • Prepare an initial strategy and plan for creating and sustaining a structured mentoring programme
  • Optimize your employee mentoring program and help each employee grow by contributing to others as a teacher, mentor, and coach
  • Help your employees develop key skills for becoming better mentors and mentees
  • Gain executive leadership “buy-in” and support by helping them become model mentors and mentees
  • Link mentoring outcomes to improved employee attraction, engagement, satisfaction, and retention
  • Reinforce the mentoring mindset through training, recognition, and reward

You’ll also receive a proven list of do’s and don’ts of mentoring programs in the workplace.

Whatever your starting point is, you’ll leave this webinar equipped to take mentoring and employee engagement in your organization to progressively higher levels.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the principles of a structured mentoring programme and how they differ from those of traditional mentoring
  • Formulate an initial strategy to create and sustain a mentoring mindset across your entire enterprise
  • Understand the importance of trust and how best to cultivate it (hint: “less is more”)
  • How to plan and implement a structured mentoring program for your organization
  • How to track employee engagement and make adjustments along the way

WHO WILL BENEFIT

  • CXOs, especially CEOs and Chief Learning Officers
  • HR
  • Employee Development Program Directors and Managers
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Supervisors

SPEAKER

For over thirty years,Art Murray and his teams have helped organizations around the worldtransform intoknowledge enterprises.  A knowledge engineer by trade, he has the unique ability to capture and grow deeply embedded personal and institutional knowledge.  His many clients include government agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies of all sizes in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  He has advised government leaders in ministries of defense, law enforcement, higher education, public health, and whole-of-government in making the transition to a knowledge-based economy.  One of the many projects he has led is the transformation of the Pan American Region of the World Health Organization into a knowledge-sharing enterprise, improving their ability to respond to health threats such as pandemic influenza, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.  The project was documented as a chapter in the book, “Knowledge Management in Public Health Organizations,” by J. Liebowitz, et al, eds., 2010.  

More recently, he led a strategic knowledge capture and transfer initiative for the U.S. energy sector, and is currently technical director of a project to promote knowledge-sharing among world trade centers and science parks across the globe.He is also technical director on several projects to design and develop knowledge discovery and sharing platforms for integrative medicine,food and agriculture futures, and mathematics education.His decades-long research in this area has been published inthe book: Deep Learning Manual: the knowledge explorer's guide to self-discovery in education, work, and life(2016).

As the first Fellow at the International Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, he is Director of the Enterprise of the Future program and author of the book: Building the Enterprise of the Future: Co-creating and delivering extraordinary value in an eight-billion-mind world(2018).

He is a keynote speaker, a member of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, an editorial board member and reviewer for scientific journals and trade publications, and has been featured in various publications and radio programs.  He writes the widely-read column “The Future of the Future” which appears in KMWorld Magazine.

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