Not Your Grandfather’s Mentoring—Strategies to Engage, Develop, and Retain Employees

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Aya Titus, Customer Success Manager, Chronus and Bethany Tate Cornell, Culture & Learning Leader, GE Renewable Energy

Mentoring has long been known for its ability to engage and develop employees. Modern mentoring however, pushes into innovative uses and formats to drive onboarding, diversity, leadership development, and knowledge transfer. But how can learning and development (L&D) teams approach these initiatives with a strategy that truly enables organizational improvement?

This webcast will show you the innovative ways organizations use mentoring and the three essential strategies to achieve success with mentoring initiatives. You’ll also gain a real-life perspective of a modern mentoring program, including the challenges and results these strategies bring.

You will learn about modern mentoring and how to:

  • Strategically design a mentoring program that contributes to organizational objectives.
  • Establish mentoring program objectives mapped to measurable key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Effectively gain executive sponsorship across the organization.


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Aya Titus
Aya Titus

Customer Success Manager, Chronus

Aya Titus is a champion of workplace learning and development and has presented at several conferences, including Bersin by Deloitte's IMPACT Conference and Talent Development Reporting Principles Conference. She has contributed to publications by ATD and Bersin and continues to explore how to design and deliver talent development initiatives that deliver real results. Aya's expertise ranges from training facilitation and instructional design to strategy and planning of talent development programs, including mentoring. As the customer success manager at Chronus, she focuses daily on empowering her customers, which consist of Fortune 100 companies and other large organizations, to create mentoring programs that drive powerful organizational impact. Read Aya's articles at http://chronus.com/blog/author/aya-titus.

Bethany Tate Cornell
Bethany Tate Cornell

Culture & Learning Leader, GE Renewable Energy

Bethany Tate Cornell leads Culture & Learning for GE Renewable Energy, a new tier 1 business in GE, leading the culture strategy for a business composed of 70 percent newly acquired employees and leaders. She also leads learning and development as an extended member of the Crotonville Leadership team. Before joining GE in 2007, Bethany spent 17 years in corporate learning, talent development, and human resources at IBM, Ethan Allen Home Interiors, and Gap Inc. in multiple roles. She earned a bachelor of science from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master of science in corporate communications/instructional design from Ithaca College.


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