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Mentoring Basics Part I: Getting Reacquainted with Your Landing Page

As the first part in our series on Mentoring Basics, where better for us to start than the beginning? One of the biggest changes we’ve made to your mentoring program is your landing page, which is the page you visited when you first joined the mentoring program and made your profile. You probably haven’t visited it since then, but we think you’ll find this page worth bookmarking now that we’ve turned this page into your one-stop-shop for everything related to your mentoring program. Read on to find out what your landing page can do for you. Not sure how to find your landing page? That’s okay! Email our Client Experience Designer, Sai Timmermann, at sai@diversetalentstrategies.com along with the name of your company or organization and we’ll send you a link!

AT A GLANCE

When you visit your landing page for the first time, you should read the Mentoring Code of Conduct. This is located under “First Time? Start Here!”, and it will give you a breakdown of rules that you are agreeing to by joining this program. In this section, you’ll also find a button that will take you to the Mentoring Connect log in page. If you don’t already have a mentoring profile, you’ll need to continue on to the middle section of your landing page, which will walk you through the process of creating your profile and getting familiar with our mentoring software, Mentoring Connect.

PARTICIPANT TRAINING

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We’ve also updated the training videos on your landing page. These videos will introduce you to the program and teach you how to use Mentoring Connect, the matching software that allows you to connect to your mentor/mentee with ease. These videos are available any time you need a refresher, or want to introduce others to the program. Your page may look a little different than the one in our example photos. You may have a single participant training section, or you may have separate sections for mentor training and mentee training.

Below these three videos are links to complete the questionnaire and to begin creating your mentoring profile. This simple questionnaire will help you review and recall the videos you just watched. Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, you can move on to creating your profile. You’ll be asked to provide basic information about yourself, as well as answer the questions that will help you match with a mentor or help others connect to you.

WRAPPING IT UP

Additional Resources

This last section is the biggest change we’ve made to the landing page. It’s jam-packed with helpful content for any stage in your mentoring journey. This section includes:
Upcoming Events: This section can help you stay up to date with any events happening in your local area, or on the web. Here you can find a link to our monthly Speed Networking event, with details on when the next event will take place and how you can sign up.
Templates: Have you ever needed to email your mentor or mentee and aren’t sure how to begin? Here you can find three email templates to help you introduce yourself or resolve a scheduling conflict. The final item in this section is a very helpful PDF called Mentoring Session Notes, which you can print off to keep notes during your session. It includes a large section for notes, as well as a place to write about any tasks you need to complete between sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions: Any website needs a good FAQ, and here is ours. You can find answers on how to proceed once you sign up for your mentorship, what to do if you need to cancel a meeting, and whom you can contact if your mentor/mentee doesn’t show up. We also include the email to contact if you have any general questions about the program so that you can get answers to any questions not listed.
August is a great time to get your plans for success organized. By using our handy tools featured on your landing page, you can insure that you and your mentor or mentee are well prepared for the coming months.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for mentoring tips, tricks, & updates. Need help finding your landing page or logging into your account? Contact our Client Experience Designer, Sai Timmermann, at sai@diversetalentstrategies.com

Lacey Smothers

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Lacey Smothers is the Program Coordinator for the Talent Nexus Emerging Leaders program. Her passion for social media and community management helps shapes individual participation in the Talent Nexus program into a powerful professional development experience. Lacey graduated from the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI in May 2016 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She loves coffee, her dog Bella, and is a proud Hufflepuff.

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