Mentoring Programme Success Evaluator

Answer the questions below to find out if you are wasting money

1) Is the program championed by a top level manager who himself or herself is mentoring someone during the period of the programme?

Yes No

2) Did mentees have an active part in choosing their mentors?

Yes No

3) Is mentoring a key performance area (KPA) the selected mentor is measured against?

Yes No

4) Does the mentoring champion communicate acknowledgement, appreciation, progress and encouragement to the other mentors in the organisation?

Yes No

5) Does the organization allow mentors and mentees time and space and resources to carry out their roles and developmental activities?

Yes No

6) Do mentees enter into the mentoring programme with clarity about specific areas of professional development they need to focus on?

Yes No

7) Is there administrative assistance provided for the mentor and mentees to get their relationship up and running?

Yes No

8) Is there initial facilitative assistance provided for the mentor and mentee to word clearly defined objectives?

Yes No

9) Is there facilitated assistance provided for mentors and mentees to regularly review and record their progress against objectives set?

Yes No

10) Do Mentors and Mentees work according to a contract /agreement document they fill out jointly?

Yes No

11) Is there a periodic workshop held where mentors confer with each other and report back on their experience and progress?

Yes No

12) Is there a central administrative body which charts the progress of the overall programme as well as the progress of each mentor and mentee pairing?

Yes No

13) Are the mentors unreservedly committed to investing the time and effort required to mentoring the next generation leaders in the organisation?

Yes No

14) Has the organisation contracted an experienced service provider who has the ability to implement the mentoring programme and ensure it stays on track and delivers its objectives?

Yes No

15) Are the organisation’s media mechanisms actively involved to publicise key events and accomplishments that mentors and mentees achieve?

Yes No

Any NO is a risk factor.

How many risk factors is your current programme exposed to?

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