ERIC Number: ED409461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Formal Mentoring Programs in Organizations. An Annotated Bibliography.
Douglas, Christina A.
Designed to help those who develop and implement formal mentoring programs find relevant information, this publication summarizes 80 books and articles selected from the practical and academic literature. Section 1 is an annotated bibliography of the 80 works representative of the available published literature on formal mentoring programs within organizational settings. Sections 2-4 organize information from the annotations in subject areas that are designed to help human resources practitioners, trainers, management-development directors, and other individuals whose responsibilities involve management development within organizations. Section 2 contains a brief historical overview, describing the thinking about and the use of formal mentoring programs. The last two sections review literature on practical issues around program content and development. Section 3 takes a look at the objectives, content, and benefits and drawbacks of mentoring programs. Section 4 offers practical advice for individuals hoping to initiate a formal mentoring program or improve an existing one. It summarizes the recurring themes regarding effective strategies for developing and implementing formal mentoring relationships in organizations. Author and title indexes are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Business, Human Resources, Interpersonal Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Mentors, Program Development, Program Implementation, Staff Development
Publication, Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300; fax: 910/545-3221 ($20; shipping/handling: 6% of total, $4 minimum; CCL No. 332).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.