The many invisible forces: Why mentoring “best practices” are sometimes not enough

by Jean E. Rhodes My resolution for 2019 is to finally complete and submit my new book, tentatively titled “Rethinking Mentoring.” One thing I discuss is in the book is that, despite careful screening and interviewing, evidence-based training and case management, and even intuition informed by long experience, there is a fair amount of luck involved […]

Good news!: The “Elements” lead to effective practice

by Jean Rhodes If you haven’t been using MENTOR’s Elements of Effective Practice (EEPM) you’re missing a golden opportunity to improve relationship length and strength. Of course, many mentoring practitioners know the EEPM well—in fact some have even witnessed its evolution from a somewhat unwieldy grab bag of ideas to a more tightly stipulated set of safety […]

From good to better: Four strategies for improving the practice of youth mentoring

by Jean Rhodes In the coming months, MENTOR will be releasing its 4th Edition of the iconic Elements of Effective Practice. This edition is the culmination of intense work by our core team, led by iRT (led by Janis Kupersmidt and Rebecca Stelter), the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (led by me and Stella Kanchewa) and MENTOR (led […]

A Look into the Development of the New Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™

by Mike Garringer, MENTOR, Director of Knowledge Management You’ve read a few articles here on the Chronicle over the last several months about the development of the next edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™, which is scheduled to roll out this year. In this post, we’d like to give you a glimpse […]

Mentoring in the Digital Age: A survey and guidelines

Download the full paper here! Last year, the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring hosted a pre-summit short course on Mentoring in the Digital Age. The short course was packed with thoughtful presentations by leading scholars and lively discussions about the impact of social media on mentoring relationships. Post-doctoral fellow Sarah Schwartz unveiled the results of an ambitious, […]