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Black Belt MentorsBlack Belt Mentors

Whether done informally or formally, certifying people to lead mentoring programs is an important component for success. Randy Emelo shares how to train mentors and leaders in this article, which features a case study on the U.S. GAO regarding this issue.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, September 2017

More than the MatchMentoring: More than Just a Match

Too often, mentoring leaders think their main work is finished once the match is made between mentee and mentor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Randy Emelo explains what other tasks administrators need to tackle to make their mentoring programs work.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, May 2017

Read articleModern Mentoring Means Business

Today, like never before, mentoring is being used to shape a different kind of work culture – one that is connected, responsive, and growth-focused. Randy Emelo writes about the critical reasons why this is happening. 

Published in Association Adviser, April 2017

Mentoring Tips5 Tips for Being a Better Mentor

Could you be a better mentor? Laura Francis has five quick and easy tips to improve your relationship with your mentee. 

Published in Training Journal, March 2017

Read MoreThe Essentials of a Mentoring Platform

Mentoring is a very personal development process, focusing on the specific learning needs of those engaged. As such, technology should simply be an enabler that allows organizations to scale the practice of mentoring. Chris Browning looks at five factors that should be part of a mentoring platform.

Published in Training Industry, March/April 2017

Read MoreNeed Help Developing Soft Skills? Get a Mentor

Laura Francis describes how the safety and intimacy of a mentoring relationship can help participants learn to communicate more effectively, become better listeners, and be more empathetic.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, March 2017

Read moreGAO Learning Center Rolling Out New Mentoring Program

Randy Emelo spoke at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as part of the Leadership Speaker Series. He discussed concepts from his book, Modern Mentoring, and helped prepare attendees to be a part of the new GAO mentoring program. Highlights can be found here.

Published in GAO Management News, February 2017

Listen to this podcastModern Mentoring Podcast

BlueBottleBiz recently caught up with Modern Mentoring author Randy Emelo in his Denver office to ask him about modern mentoring, the state of traditional corporate mentoring programs, and developing people throughout the employee lifecycle. Listen to this podcast.

Published on BlueBottleBiz, February 2017

Listen nowMentoring in Government Podcast

In this episode of The Public Manager podcast, Ryann Ellis interviews Randy Emelo about the value of mentoring to government agencies.

Published in The Public Manager, February 2017

Read moreMentoring in the Middle

Agencies need flexible and effective ways to promote employee growth. Randy Emelo describes ways that a robust mentoring program can help in this article.

Published in The Public Manager, February 2017

Read moreBring Out the Best in Yourself, Others

Mentoring can be one of the best learning exercises leaders can do for themselves and for others. Laura Francis of River shares three reasons why in this article.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, December 2016

Expert AdviceExpert Advice

The most appropriate advisors aren’t always atop the learning heap. An ideal advisor may be just a step or two above the learner. This article from Randy Emelo shares stories from US LBM and Cognizant, and includes ideas for how to engage learners at all phases of the employee lifecycle.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, October 2016

Questions in LearningAsk Me Anything: The Power of Questions in Learning

When answers are simply given to people, they don’t learn how to solve the problem themselves. Randy Emelo shows how questions can play a critical role in learning, and offers practical tips for bringing questions into learning activities.

Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2016

Mentoring AgreementsCreating an Effective Mentoring Agreement

Establishing the groundwork for your mentoring relationship is a key element for success. Laura Francis looks at how a mentoring agreement can be the foundation you need, along with factors to consider when creating your mentoring agreement.

Published in Peer Bulletin, July 2016

Read moreA Special Blog for Special-Needs Caregivers

Sarah Sipek of Workforce penned an awesome blog about Laura Francis, our Marketing Director at River, who shares what it's like to have a child with special needs and what employers can do to support their employees. We're proud to have such a great culture here at River.

Published in the Working Well Blog from Workforce, April 2016

Read moreDon't Be Lazy with Social Learning

It’s easy to understand why people want social learning to be a miracle cure, but unfortunately we are still missing the mark for real social learning. Chris Browning shares why we need to bring personal collaboration into the mix.

Published in the Learning Technologies Blog from ATD, April 2016

Read moreFinding Time for Mentoring

Are you committed to helping yourself or someone else develop? Get tips on how to find time for mentoring in this blog from Randy Emelo.

Published by STADA, March 2016

Read MoreFlipped Classrooms Put Learning to Work

Learning is a process, not an event. Chris Browning explores how flipped learning can improve your return on training investment.

Published in Training Journal, March 2016

Read MoreMentoring Makes an IMPACT on Employee Careers

Sodexo's Spirit of Mentoring program is a key element of that company's corporate culture and is powered in part by River. Learn how their formal IMPACT program has become a catalyst for many management careers throughout Sodexo in this article from Trish Freshwater, Senior Communications Manager at Sodexo.

Published in Career Connections, February 2016

Read MoreComprehensive Learning Networks

This article by Randy Emelo shows you how to bring your workforce together for social, collaborative, and networked learning, and highlights how Cognizant accomplishes this with great effectiveness.

Published by Training Journal, December 2015

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