As you embark on your daily career, have you considered who is on your learning path? There is a lot of talk around intentional inclusion and diversity in our world today, questions are being asked, “are we hiring a diverse work force?” Let’s start asking ourselves, “am I seeking coaching and feedback from diverse colleagues?” As a talent development professional, I have encouraged people to have a mentor, be a mentor, share knowledge and support other’s growth and development. I would like to add to this personal reflection to encourage you to remove your shades and build diverse mentoring relationships.
Let’s set a goal to invite someone that is different than us to listen to our thoughts and ideas and see what we can learn from their perspective. Modern mentoring is diverse. It is not limited to gender, race and ethnicity. Diverse mentoring opens up connections that are cross functional areas
In our last issue, we asked you to consider several questions:
Why not? What happens if you don’t? You will fall behind if you cut the training budget. Training and development programs support organizations in many ways, especially during a pandemic, a recession, change(s), and strategic efforts. Derrick Thompson, a writer/editor for Association of Talent Development writes, “that corporate learning programs are essential to workplace transformation.” Training & Development Budgets and Strategies - do what?