NEW! Best Practices: Establishing a Mentoring Program in Your Firm

GBA Business Practices Committee

This Best Practices document, highlights proven tactics to help member firms establish a sustainable mentoring program that enhances professional development, elevates employee engagement, and propels your employees to achieve their highest potential through meaningful relationships with others.

This Best Practices document:

• defines mentoring (contrasting it to coaching);
• identifies the many benefits of mentoring, for the firm, for mentors, and for protégés;
• discusses types of mentoring programs;
• provides a program overview and addresses the five basic program phases;
• offers guidance on program leadership and leadership levels and how these vary based on firm size;
• speaks to an array of program issues, introduced as questions;
• advises about keeping the program current; and
• identifies resources you can use to establish a mentoring program in your firm.

The GBA Best Practices series of documents, available to members only, provides guidance on geoprofessional business-practice issues. As indicated by the name, Best Practices, it is a combination of great ideas and proven actions our members have gathered through collaboration into one document. The document was produced by GBA’s Business Practices Committee for all members to consider when implementing or updating their mentorship programs.

GBA Best Practices documents are free for all members.