Month 2024

As we navigate the uncharted waters of the new year, leaders are looking for new initiatives to propel career development, engagement, retention, and inclusivity within their organizations. 
Mentorship and networking stand tall as cornerstones of professional growth and development, with proven impact on both employee and business goals.
January, National Mentoring Month, is a great time for business, HR, and talent leaders to launch new mentoring and networking programs or reinvigorate existing ones to drive employee engagement, retention, and development.
Over 60% of employees would consider leaving their current company for one with more mentorship opportunities”

What is National Mentoring Month?

In 2002, the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR National launched the initiative to bring attention to the need for more mentors.

Officially recognized, National Mentoring Month is endorsed by Congress as well as former Presidents Obama and Bush.
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Tips for HR and Business Leaders to Get the Most Out of National Mentoring Month

Supporting the cause and joining the conversation positions your company at the forefront of National Mentoring Month.

If you’re an HR or business leader who is starting a mentorship program or enhancing an existing one, National Mentoring Month can help build momentum for your program. Throughout January, leverage officially recognized days to promote your initiatives. Read our tips below to get the most out of National Mentoring Month at your company:
1. Create a mentor recruitment campaign that incorporates ‘I am a Mentor Day’. Recognized on January 7, I am a Mentor Day celebrates mentors and how mentorship has positively enhanced their lives. There are obvious benefits of mentorships for mentees, but studies have shown that mentors can benefit just as much.

Here are some ideas and benefits to communicate in your campaign to potential mentors:
2. Take Part in International Mentoring Day on Jan 17. International Mentoring Day, is a social campaign aimed at creating a global conversation around mentoring. Inspirational stories and messages highlight the impact of mentorships worldwide.

Business and HR leaders have a unique opportunity on International Mentoring Day to cultivate awareness and enthusiasm for mentorship initiatives, both internally and externally. Consider orchestrating impactful social campaigns, inspiring employees and mentors alike to actively engage in the global conversation using hashtags like #InternationalMentoringDay and #NationalMentoringMonth. 
3. Attend the National Mentoring Summit. National Mentoring Month’s keystone event, the National Mentoring Summit, takes place January 24-26. The event features valuable workshops and plenary sessions that will offer key strategies on elevating your mentorship programs.
4. Celebrate ‘Thank your Mentor Day’ by running a mentor appreciation campaign. Building an appreciation campaign for Thank your Mentor Day can help amplify your message and spotlight the existing mentors at your company.

Recognized on January 21, it’s a day that’s celebrated by posting messages of thanks to mentors with hashtags #ThankYourMentorDay, #ThankYourMentor, #MentoringAmplifies, and #MentoringMonth.

A campaign that promotes active mentors can strengthen their existing mentorship commitments. It’s also an opportunity to turn them into vocal internal and external mentorship advocates, positively impacting your company's brand.
5. Leverage educational resources around corporate mentorship. 10KC has a wealth of mentoring resources available for HR and business leaders. Not sure where to start? Check the resources linked below!

Setting Up Your Mentorship Program for Success

The resources below can help you launch a mentorship program or get the most out of your existing programs.

Make Mentorships a Priority in 2024

If you're an HR or business leader, or a program manager looking to launch a new mentorship program or reinvigorate your existing one in 2024, schedule a demo with us today.
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