Mentoring a disadvantaged community member, who is clearly in need of advice and coaching, creates a powerful motivation for employees and leaders to overcome their own barriers and start experimenting with new skills and behaviours.
The purpose of the program is to:
Develop adaptive leadership
through practicing different leadership styles
Build leadership capabilities
through increasing emotional intelligence
Make learnings conscious
and applicable at work through Business Integration Workshops
Simply put, leadership growth will occur through Corporate Social Responsibility. Mentors & protégés are provided with training and the program is fully facilitated by Juno. When working with unemployed or disadvantaged community members, the average success rate in programs has been 65 -70% employment outcomes. Over 150 such programs have been delivered over the last 9 years.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
Broadly speaking we see a positive impact on staff professional development, especially in leadership skills, confidence, emotional intelligence and more flexible behaviour and communication styles.
Furthermore, employees participating as mentors gain the following:
• Gain confidence and flexibility in their leadership and coaching skills.
• Display improvements in individual empathy and better conflict resolution skills.
• Show higher levels of tolerance and be better equipped to deal with barriers to change.
• Improved willingness to deal with workplace issues and problem employees.
• Show higher levels of motivation in workplace and increased identification with employer.
• Ability to engage in ‘Difficult Conversations’ in the workplace.
Over 12 weeks a group of 15 to 25 staff work with a group of long-term unemployed job seekers or a similar group of highly disadvantaged people.
The key components of the program are:
• Mentors receive two days training before being matched with their protégés.
• Protégés receive foundation training before meeting their mentors.
• Juno consultants match mentors with protégés.
• Juno consultants facilitate the process for the 12 weeks of mentoring.
Mentors meet their protégés face-to-face once a week for one hour (at their place of work). Juno coaches the mentors as a group for one hour per week and individually as needed.
Collaborative Mentor Program – group is formed via a range of mentor participants made up from Corporate, Local Government (Council) & Community sector.
As part of the Adaptive Leaders program, mentors are required for the following:
• 2-day foundation training program (dates to be advised)
• 1 hour face-to-face meeting with your protégé (at place of work) per week for 12 weeks
• 2 hours facilitated mentor group meeting (during working day) per fortnight for 12 weeks
• Graduation at the end of the program (evening function)