The Design, Implementation and Outcomes of a Mentoring Program

Fowler, Jane, Gudmundsson, Amanda, & Whicker, Leanne (2006) The Design, Implementation and Outcomes of a Mentoring Program. In Thorpe, R, McHugh, M, & Leitch, C (Eds.) Conference Proceedings 2006: British Academy of Management: 'Building International Communities Through Collaboration', British Academy of Management, Belfast, UK, pp. 1-14.


This paper reports on the design, implementation and outcomes of a mentoring program involving 18 employees in the IT Division of WorkCover Queensland. The paper provides some background information to the development of the program and the design and implementation phases including recruitment and matching of participants, orientation and training, and the mentoring process including transition and/or termination. The paper also outlines the quantitative and qualitative evaluation processes that occurred and the outcomes of that evaluation. Results indicated a wealth of positive individual, mentoring, and organisational outcomes. The organisation and semi-structured processes provided in the program are considered as major contributing factors to the successful outcomes of the program. These outcomes are likely to have long-term benefits for the individuals involved, the IT Division, and the broader organisation

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ID Code: 24593
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Mentoring, Design, Outcomes
ISBN: 0-9549608-2-3
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 14:36
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 01:31

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