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Art of Mentoring – Develop Talent and Emerging Leaders


Art of Mentoring | Webinar | Hight Performance Group


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    Learn how to design and implement an effective mentorship program.

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    Review some examples of effective mentoring programs (case studies and stories).

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    Explore how to fund a mentoring program for membership organizations.

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    Discuss ways to implement mentoring for DEI and Graduate/ Early Career initiatives.

Watch Cathi Hight and guest Alex Richardson explore the power of mentoring for membership and how to implement a program effectively.

As your organization continues to evolve:

    • Why does mentoring help members develop and retain talent?
    • How can we engage young professionals with meaningful mentoring experiences?
    • What impact does mentoring have to develop a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Mentoring is the catalyst for the future of work.

Attracting, developing, and retaining talent is one of the greatest challenges your members are facing. The diversity of work environments is constantly changing with Millennials and Gen Zs making up most of the workforce and a large percentage of Baby Boomers retiring. This creates the perfect opportunity for cross-generational and cross-cultural learning and development through mentorship.

Mentoring is more than personal professional development. The implementation of a structured mentoring program is an effective business strategy for your membership organization to transform its culture, provide unique value to your members, and positively grow non-dues revenue.

Join Alex Richardson, CEO of Art of Mentoring, and Cathi Hight for a fireside discussion about the best practices for implementing mentoring programs, some examples of programs being run well with associations, and how to design a program for success. We’ll also explore ways to fund mentoring programs through sponsorships and partnerships, and the various applications for mentoring for DEI or Early Career workforce development initiatives.

How can mentoring bring your members together intentionally and successfully?

Guest Speaker:

Alex Richardson, Art of Mentoring

Alex Richardson is the CEO, co-founder and tech enabler behind Art of Mentoring, a HR technology company that designs strategic mentoring programs for corporates, associations, and government departments in Australia and North America.

Alex co-founded of Art of Mentoring alongside his mother, global mentoring expert, Melissa Richardson in 2013. The combination of Alex’s deep understanding of technology and Melissa’s mentoring mastery presented an opportunity to leverage technology to mobilize strategic mentoring programs and help organizations attract, develop, and retain their people.

Alex has built some of the world’s largest mentoring programs across a variety of sectors such as Government, Defense, Membership Associations and Corporates in countries all around the world. He specializes in programs that create transformational mentoring relationships, shift culture, and solve complex problems.

“My passion is in enabling and connecting communities of people to work together more effectively, creating unexpectedly pleasing results for the people and the organizations that they exist in. At the core of this is enabling conversations to go beyond coffee catch ups and move into the transformational space. It is also about human centric design principles being applied to programs that are designed to solve problems or build opportunity.”

A Promoter of “Good Change”

Cathi Hight, is President of Hight Performance Group, an organizational development firm that helps develop healthy organizations to manage constant change, enhance customer loyalty and “work smarter, not harder.” She has over 25 years of experience in performance improvement, strategic planning, board development, and membership development.

As a certified Wiley Workplace Solutions Partner and Kaizen consultant, Cathi works with organizations to develop high performing teams, effective leaders, customer-centric practices, and productive work environments.

Cathi helps clients identify their real problems and solve them. She shares Kaizen principles of continuous improvement, making small and incremental changes, and improving customer experiences which bring about “good change” for internal and external customers.

Cathi is recognized nationally for her work with associations and is the author of The Member Retention Kit and A New Approach to Tiered Membership, and developer of the Work Smarter, Not Harder program. Hight Performance Group offers resources to help organizations attract, engage, and retain members. Cathi helps organizations stay relevant, effectively communicate the value of membership, and increase their bottom line.

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