Cross-Company Mentoring

TURNKEY, INNOVATIVE CROSS-COMPANY MENTORING PROGRAMS

Menttium’s high impact Cross-Company programs enable you to match your key talent with an external mentor for a mentoring experience like no other. We partner with you to understand your goals to select the programs that are right for your company based on your talent strategies and human capital goals; you identify your mentees and we do the rest! Our thorough onboarding process allows us to get to know mentees and their development goals so we can identify the best mentors for them. Matching mentees and mentors is our secret sauce and we have a team of people who do it rather than relying on technology alone. We believe in the power of human connection!

Why Menttium?

Proven Process & Resources

We train mentees AND mentors on their roles, responsibilities and how to be effective. We support partnerships at the right time with the right tools from lessons we’ve learned over the past 30 years leading the way in mentoring. From robust participant guides, to monthly Business Education Webinars, to regular eBlasts, to quarterly surveys we support the mentoring partnership experience every step of the way.

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Experienced Mentors

Our mentors are seasoned executives with long tenure in the business world who are vetted great listeners and storytellers. 70% of our mentors return year after year for new partnerships because of the bi-directional learning that takes place and their passion for helping others rise to their full potential. Matches span across companies, industries, functions, locations and life experiences with the foundation of matching based on aligning development goals set by mentees with the skillsets and experiences of our mentors. Our mentors are not only incredible leaders, they are incredible humans!

Technology Enabled, but not a platform you have to purchase.

  • We have an infrastructure specifically designed to support mentoring. We would not recommend spending your time and money on implementing expensive software and being locked into complicated contracts.
  • Menttium’s programs are turnkey after the initial nomination discussions.
  • Our technology stack includes trusted partners meeting GDPR compliance: Salesforce.com, Survey Monkey, Pardot, Conga, Adobe, Microsoft, Google, Add Event, Doodle, Zoom, WebEx, Wistia, WordPress, Box, Vimeo, Amazon S3.
  • Our internal team includes: Administrative Wizards, Technology Geeks, Mentoring SMEs, Skilled Facilitators, Trained Interviewers, and Passionate Match Teams.
  • We have refined our content, technology and processes over the last 30 years so that you benefit from our lessons learned.
  • Also, if you are seeking supplier diversity, we are WBENC certified as a women owned business.

Enrollment Process & Mentee Components

1. Program Goals & Nomination Strategy Discussion
Meeting Objectives
  1. A Business Case for Mentoring at Your Corporation
  2. Program Roadmap
  3. Implementation Plan
  4. Communication Strategy & Templates
Deliverables / Meeting Outcomes
  1. Clarify Goals For the Program Aligned to Organizational Goals
  2. Review Measurable Outcomes
  3. Clarify Target Demographic of Mentees
  4. Determine Communication Strategy
2. Orientation & Pre-Mentoring Assessment
  1. Helps Mentee Clarify Individual Goals For the Program Aligned to Organizational Goals
  2. Provides Manager Feedback and Enables Manager Involvement in Goal Setting
  3. Provides SMART Goal Setting Tools
  4. Leveraged in the Match Process
3. Profile & Interview
  1. Clarify Individual Mentee Goals & Expectations
  2. Determine Mentor Criteria & Characteristics
  3. Enables Match Process
4. Launch Session

Trains mentees and mentors on their roles and responsibilities. Reinforces best practices and provides tools to use throughout the relationship to maximize impact.

Examples Include:

  • Trust Building
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
5. Monthly Business Education Series

Participants are engaged monthly with timely content sessions aligned to Menttium’s leadership capabilities.

Examples Include:

  • Perfectionism
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication Style Agility
6. Measuring Results & Increasing Engagement

Quarterly surveys & a Post-Mentoring Assessment measure gains in the following areas:

Examples Include:

  • Job Performance
  • Relationships
  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Career Readiness

Return on Investment

Shunda Robinson

Global Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

GM Financial

Menttium 100 Mentee Alumnus 2017

Mary Kay Inc. has been partnering with Menttium since 1997. We initially worked with Menttium to develop female leaders through external mentoring, in an effort to promote more women to senior leadership. Today, we partner with Menttium to develop newly promoted directors, both male and female, through external mentoring, in order to support them in their transition from manager to director. Our mentees are happy with the matches that Menttium makes, and with the quality of mentoring. Just this morning I spoke with a Menttium alumna who did not believe in mentoring prior to her Menttium experience; however, the experience converted her and she is now a strong advocate for the program.

 

In 2006, Menttium helped Mary Kay design and implement a global internal mentoring program. We recently celebrated the tenth launch of the program, which has been wildly successful. Menttium was key in providing expert advice, especially for the matching process and for mentee/mentor orientation. While we manage the program internally, we continue to use Menttium’s materials to support the program.

 

Menttium has deep knowledge on the subject of mentoring. Their experts are always available to answer questions on the topic and to brainstorm solutions to the challenges that we encounter.

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Jennifer Long
Senior Organizational Development Specialist

Mary Kay, Inc.

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Sarah Petersen

D&I Specialist

General Mills, Inc.

General Mills has successfully partnered with Menttium for over ten years. We value this partnership for many reasons, but the most significant value is providing differential development opportunities to our high potential employees.

 

Our partnership with Menttium in the Menttium 100 program is given high praise from both our employees and their managers. We have heard that Menttium has resulted in increased readiness to take on roles with greater complexity, scope, or authority, as well as increased leadership capabilities. Employees personally have told me the value of working with an external mentor is critical, allowing them to have a safe place to talk and a broader network from which to learn from.

 

Menttium makes partnering in developing our employees easy. In all ways, they focus on customer service, going over and above. I appreciate their willingness to provide education and support to our employees going through the Menttium 100 program as well as myself, as I continue to improve our other internal mentoring programs.

 

I appreciate the value Menttium brings to our overall development offerings. I encourage you to explore how Menttium can partner with you in bringing differential development to your employees.