Our Mentoring Program is tailored to the individual needs and learning style of that particular mentee to enable excellent outcomes, therefore a good mentoring relationship should be cultivated between mentor and mentee to further develop new talents and build self-awareness.
Who can become a mentor?
Anyone who has the desire to help others, motivated, confident, listen actively, and can provide feedback.
Why become a mentor?
Mentoring gives you the extraordinary opportunity to facilitate a mentee’s personal and professional growth by sharing knowledge acquired through years of experience. While the primary intent of your mentoring role is to challenge the mentee to think in new and different ways, the mentee is not the only one who gains from the arrangement. As a mentor, there are various ways you can benefit as well.
Enhance your skills: The experience you gain by mentoring someone can facilitate your own professional growth, making you more of an asset to your organization. Mentoring allows you to strengthen your coaching and leadership skills by working with individuals from different backgrounds and with different personality types.
Develop and retain talent in your organization: Your role as a mentor can contribute to the success of your entire organization.. By preparing promising employees to become top-performing executives and by providing them with the challenges, support, and commitment needed to keep them in your organization, your mentoring efforts effectively address issues of succession planning and retention.
Create a legacy: By becoming a mentor, you create a legacy that has a lasting impact on your mentee, not only will you gain the satisfaction of helping to develop future management talent, the knowledge you foster in your mentee can inspire new ideas for generations to come. Furthermore, through mentoring, you can help carry on your organization’s legacy by passing on its values and mission to your mentee.
Diversity House matches mentors and mentees based on shared interests, personality, and, if the mentor is suitable for the mentee in regards to the mentee’s requirement. If a member who requires a mentor has not been matched, please understand that we continue to seek a suitable mentor till we find an appropriate one.