Best Practices for Mentoring Programs

 
  • Description of Resource:

    Based on the results from interviews with 50 mentoring program managers throughout California, this resource identifies and discusses common pitfalls that can negatively impact mentoring programs and recommended practices associated with developing, supporting and sustaining quality mentoring programs (e.g., sufficient staff, mission driven leadership, clear goals/objectives, ongoing mentoring training, etc.). This guide also includes exercises for programs to use to evaluate existing elements and elements to be further developed to move towards the recommended practices. Users should note that the title of resource refers to “Best Practices”, but that the practices discussed have not necessarily been studied and supported through research in the manner that is often associated with use of this term.

    Goals:

    To help mentoring programs identify common challenges and potential beneficial practices associated with developing, supporting and sustaining high-quality mentoring programs.

    Target Population/Eligibility of Target Sites:

    Mentoring program managers and staff.

    Corresponding Elements of Effective Practice:

    All

    Key Personnel:

    N/A

    Additional Information:

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  • Resource Name:

    Best Practices for Mentoring Programs

    Publisher/Source:

    The Evaluation, Management, and Training (EMT) Group

    Author:

    Jerry Sherk

    Date of Publication:

    1999

    Resource Type:

    Program Management Resources








  • Evaluation Methodology:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Outcomes:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness

    Evaluation Validity:

    Resource has not been evaluated for effectiveness












  • Accessing and Using this Resource:

    This resource can be accessed freely online at:
    http://www.emt.org/userfiles/BestPractices.pdf

















  • References:

    Evidence Base: N/A

    Additional References: N/A



























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