Mentor programs: Making the right moves.
ABSTRACT Mentoring programs can serve to provide junior-level managers with both technical and interpersonal skills, instruct them in the ways of the corporate culture, and acclimate the protégé to the values and expectations of the company. The development of a mentor program is discussed in relation to the program goals, criteria for selection, and methods of mentor/protégé interaction. Recommendations include communication of program goals to all participants, continuous evaluation, and the use of a long-term test period. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
SourceAvailable from: Gerhard (Gert) RoodtSA Journal of Human Resource Management 01/2005; 3(3):10-19.
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ABSTRACT: That women's position in society has not improved greatly in recent years has been established in the literature. The concern in this paper is to consider women's under-representation in educational administration in the light of two important liberal feminist solutions which have been put forward to alleviate women's discrimination in the workforce. These solutions include the legislative framework provided by Affirmative Action and anti-discrimination laws, and the notion of mentorship for women. The paper revisits these two well-known solutions, their contributions and limitations, and concludes by putting forward some implications for future thinking.