Next-Generation Strategies – Match Up with Mentors

By Tom Davidson

Strategy #5 for Motivating and Mobilizing the Next Generation

Match Up with Mentors – Millennials grew up with parents as their strongest advocates, showing them the ropes, and directly helping them succeed. Mentoring programs meet Gen-Y needs for support and the motivations of Boomers, who want to make a difference and leave a legacy.

1. Develop a pool of volunteer mentors that mentees can call upon periodically

2. Provide training to the pool of mentors

3. Develop a formal matching process

4. Put structures in place to enable informal mentoring

5. Provide opportunities for reverse mentoring

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