Mentoring Program Readiness Self-Assessment

  • Choose the most accurate response to each statement, then click the Am I Ready? button.

  • YesNoNot Sure
    1. Do you have a well-defined mentoring program purpose and objectives?
    2. Are there scheduled dates already specifically aligned to the program?
    3. Are you aware of other mentoring programs that exist in your industry or profession?
    4. Do you have clear criteria on how to select and match mentors with mentees?
    5. Does your program align with the ISMCP guidelines (
    6. Do you know how much it will cost to run your program and have you considered all options for how to fund it (budget allocation, sponsorship, participation fees, etc.)?
    7. Do you have the support of all key stakeholders (CEO, Manager, Board, etc.)?
  • YesNoNot Sure
    8. Do you have access to professional training for the mentors and mentees in the program?
    9. Do you have professional support materials?
    10. Have you considered who will administer the program?
    11. Have you spent some time looking at Online Mentoring platforms for streamlining administration processes?
    12. Do you have a clear set of policy guidelines on issues such as confidentiality and a code of conduct?
    13. Is your marketing and recruitment plan well defined?
    14. Have you planned communications to keep participants engaged?
  • YesNoNot Sure
    15. Does your program have effective ways to track participant engagement and satisfaction?
    16. Are you measuring Return on Investment (ROI) (e.g. membership retention/recruitment vs participation)?
    17. Have you planned how to evaluate the program's success and improve for the next cohort?
    18. Have you considered how to direct participants to your other events/programs/initiatives?
  • After responding to all the statements click the Am I Ready? button. Your results will display.

  • (less than 8 = not ready , 9-16 = nearly ready , 17 or above = ready)


A guide to unleashing the hidden value in your organisation through high impact strategic mentoring programs.

Most human beings and organisations have one thing in common – they both want to do better. But it’s hard for one to achieve without the other. When you can harness both you can achieve great things.

Unfortunately, most organisational structures are hierarchical, which may aid efficiency but not necessarily “real” human interaction.

Solving the human equation is the cornerstone of great culture and the larger and more diverse the workforce, the more challenging it becomes, even before we factor in things like location, technology and pay rates.

Well designed and managed mentoring programs can have a dramatic impact on workplace culture and people engagement. A strategic mentoring program transcends hierarchy, creating relationships and interactions to build individual and hence organisational value.

In this guide we present you with proven practical insights on how to design, build, implement and automate a high influence mentoring program and create your own ripple effect.

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