five Amazing types of mentoring programs

Personal Development

By Kay Fitzgerald
Last Updated November 24, 2020

Today, we're going to explore the five main types of mentoring initiatives that are used in companies.

And, we hope that you discover the characteristics of mentoring initiatives that happen within companies.

The five main types available

TYPE 3

RESOURCE BASED MODEL

TYPE  2

COMBINATIONS

TYPE 5

ONE-TO-ONE

TYPE  1

TRAINING BASED MODEL

MENTORING BASED MODEL

TYPE 4

01

Characteristics:

- One mentor per mentee

- Peer or senior mentoring
- Can be combined with resource model
- Most used model in companies

ONE-TO-ONE

02

Characteristics:

- General pool of mentors available
- Allocated on an "as needed" basis
- Less structured
- More informal
- Rarely used by itself

RESOURCE
BASED MODEL

Characteristics:

Linked to a training program
- Management development
- Technical training

Links theory to practice

Adds value to the training

TRAINING BASED MODEL

03

Characteristics:

- One mentor has several mentees
- Used when lots of mentees available
- Mentors understand group dynamics
- No relationship aspect
- Scheduling is challenging

Mentoring BASED
MODEL

04

05

Mentoring is a flexible concept that delivers often unique solutons to different needs.

As a result, mentoring programs often combine approaches.

COMBINATIONS

We encourage you to breathe life into your mentoring initiatives because the potential return is endless.

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