Diversity Web Seminar: How to Make Cross-Cultural Mentoring Your Talent-Development Action Plan

Can talent development through mentoring really help ALL your employees reach their full potential? Our web seminar reveals why it's especially critical for Blacks, Latinos, Asians and women

Can talent development through mentoring really help ALL your employees reach their full potential? Why is mentoring a critical factor to get women, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, LGBT people and people with disabilities in the executive ranks?


DiversityInc Top 50 data shows that formalized, cross-cultural programs lead to a rise in promotions from these underrepresented groups. Some companies have documented results in improved retention, engagement and productivity, as well as increased cultural awareness among white male managers.

A prime example of the benefits of mentoring and talent development is Sodexo (No. 2 in the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50). This company was able to quantify that its mentoring program delivers a $6 return for every dollar invested.

In this 90-minute diversity web seminar on mentoring and talent development, DiversityInc Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Barbara Frankel discusses the benefits of formalized, cross-cultural mentoring programs with Lou Miramontes, audit partner, KPMG (No. 22); Karen Kichline, vice president, learning and talent management, ADP (No. 27); and Lucie Neely, division vice president, human resources, national account services/globalview, ADP.

Readers will learn:

  • How resource groups can help talent development by "cross-pollinating" mentor/mentee relationships
  • Why mentoring should be available to all employees, even white men
  • The personal benefits of becoming a mentor, and the not-so-obvious benefits of being a mentee
  • Why mentoring is particularly important in developing female talent
  • How to formulate an action plan for mentoring and talent development in your company
  • What are the different roles of a mentor and mentee, and which generate the best results?

Watch the diversity web seminar on mentoring and talent development at BestPractices.DiversityInc.com.

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