Thursday, October 25, 2007

EPIP is a mentoring program?

In preparation for our monthly chapter leader call, we've considered multiple models for mentoring programs: one-on-one, cohorts, increasing fellowships, formal, informal. Then I ran across an article I had in an old EPIP file from Fast Company. What do you think of this concluding paragraph from the article - is EPIP in and of itself a mentoring program?

The most important lesson that the women's approach to mentoring has to teach: It's not about a mentoring relationship. It's about a mentoring mentality. "You don't need a single mentor who you keep throughout your career," says Otte. "What happens when your company downsizes and your mentor leaves? What you need is a mind-set that allows you to learn from those around you, no matter who they are."

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