21. Best Practices in Workplace Formal Mentoring Programs

  1. Tammy D. Allen1 and
  2. Lillian T. Eby2
  1. Lisa M. Finkelstein and
  2. Mark L. Poteet

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691960.ch21

The Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring: A Multiple Perspectives Approach

The Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring: A Multiple Perspectives Approach

How to Cite

Finkelstein, L. M. and Poteet, M. L. (2007) Best Practices in Workplace Formal Mentoring Programs, in The Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring: A Multiple Perspectives Approach (eds T. D. Allen and L. T. Eby), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691960.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, University of Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 MAY 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133739

Online ISBN: 9780470691960

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  • formal mentoring program;
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Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Inception: Organizational Support for the Program

  • Structuring the Program: Setting Program Objectives

  • Structuring the Program: Selecting Program Participants

  • Structuring the Program: Participation Guidelines

  • Input into Matching

  • Matching Characteristics

  • Orientation and Training

  • Structuring the Mentoring Relationship

  • Setting Expectations

  • Meeting Frequency and Method

  • Duration of Relationship

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Program

  • Monitoring

  • Evaluation

  • Overall Summary and Conclusions

  • What We Know

  • What We Need to Know

  • References