Claire asks: How I’m able to get participants who are willing to participate in training?

Answer: Select volunteers who have something personally to gain.

People who opt in and believe it has value are enthusiastic about committing time. 


Like employee recruitment, a mentoring program needs a nomination and selection process that allows you to attract and choose the best candidates.  Have a process for sensitive management of those not selected.


Have participants self-nominate. Use selection criteria, including demonstrated willingness to learn and/or commitment to personal development. Personally speak with those you do not select. Tell them why they were unsuccessful, this time, and what they need to do about it. If you’re not that skilled or brave, give them a plausible excuse. 


Kind regards,


Ann Rolfe.

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Ann Rolfe is internationally recognised as Australia's leading specialist in mentoring, and is available for speaking, training and consulting. Here Ann shares her knowledge and allows you to ask your most pressing questions about mentoring.

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