Expanding Leadership Diversity Through Formal Mentoring Programs

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Olson, D. A., & Jackson, D. (2009). Expanding leadership diversity through formal mentoring programs. Journal of Leadership Studies, 3(1), 47-60. To attract and retain people, it is essential that organizations design and successfully implement pro- grams and processes that develop people and nurture their talents. For those who aspire to a leader- ship role, the opportunity to engage in mentoring relationships with senior-level leaders is a powerful way to accelerate growth. In the majority of informal mentoring relationships, mentors and protégés share similar racial, gender, and cultural backgrounds. Senior leaders in most large organizations are still primarily white males. As a result, it can be difficult for people from diverse…show more content…
It provides a critical analysis of the contribution of these mentoring programs to the profession, and especially to the cohort of new professionals who have been actively involved in the programs. Outcomes with regard to the professional socialisation of new graduates are reported following research into the influence of the WA Group Mentoring Program. It discusses the growth of how mentoring programs evolved and contribute to the workplace. In the paper it would discuss the mentoring programs taking place within other parts of the world. Selwa, L. M. (2003). Lessons in mentoring. Experimental Neurology, 184, 42-47. Mentoring is an essential catalyst for a successful medical career in science or clinical practice. In recent years, tools have been developed to measure the impact of mentoring on career achievements, and numerous models have been developed to improve mentor training. Sid Gilman, M.D., F.R.C.P., Chair of Neurology for 26 years at the University of Michigan, is well recognized as a role model for mentors in neurology across the country. We report the result of a survey of his former trainees on the valuable aspects of his mentoring style. A review of the current mentoring literature, including suggested training programs for mentors, is also provided. The tools discussed on how mentoring programs improve achievements and training. In the paper, it would view mentoring programs within the medical field and
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