Laura Francis's posts

Laura Francis is Chief Knowledge Officer at River. Laura joined River in 2000 and became the company’s voice to the market straightaway. Her blogs often focus on how mentees and mentors can get more from their relationships and on ideas for mentoring administrators to use as they run their programs. She also uses her life as a mom to a child with special needs as inspiration for many of her writings.
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MentorcliQ and River Form Mentoring Software Dynamic Duo

Did you hear the big news? MentorcliQ acquired River! Find out what this means for our clients and the mentoring software market.

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Mentoring Outside the Box

Diversity and inclusion should go beyond checking a box. Use mentoring to support learning about others and growing together through shared experiences.

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The Fundamentals of Mentoring

Don't forget the basics of mentoring! Here are three ways to keep your mentoring relationship healthy.

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Free Resources to Make Your Mentoring Program Amazing

This collection of resources from River’s mentoring experts can help you run your mentoring program and support your mentees and mentors.

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Create Deeper Meaning with Your Mentoring Program

Let voices be heard through mentoring programs and mentoring groups. Listen. Lead. Respect. Improve. Now is the time to act.

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How to ACE Your Role as a Mentor

Be an amazing mentor with Authenticity, Compassion, and Expertise. Get tips here on how to make this happen.

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What’s Your Mentoring Attitude?

Your attitude can make all the difference for success as a mentee, mentor, or mentoring administrator. Are you ready to lead, give assistance, ask for help, and commit to mentoring?

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Virtual Mentoring in the Age of Social Distancing

COVID-19 may have forced us to stay home, but it can't keep us from connecting. These five tips can help you with your virtual mentoring relationship.

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Are You Ready for Mentoring?

Do you have what it takes to be a mentee or mentor? Here are three qualities that can help you succeed. Read now to be ready for mentoring.

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Recruiting Strategies for Your Mentoring Program

How do you get people to sign up for your corporate mentoring program? Check out these recruitment strategies from River.

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How Big Should My Mentoring Program Be?

Getting the size of your mentoring program right can help you build a quality experience for your mentees and mentors. Learn how here.

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Our Vision for Mentoring 2020

What does mentoring in 2020 have in store for you? Check out these predictions and tips to do more with mentoring in 2020.

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What’s Your Mentoring Perspective?

Do you think more about the past, present, or future? Your unique perspective can impact your mentoring relationship.

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River Mentoring Software Salutes Mentoring Program Administrators

Mentoring administrators work hard to make sure their mentees and mentors have positive relationships. Let's take a moment to shine a light on the important work they are doing by sharing some of ...

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What to Do When Your Mentoring Relationship Has Stalled Out

Is it time to give your mentoring relationship an energy boost? Here are four ways you can reinvigorate your mentoring relationship and get momentum back again.

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