Implementing Successful Mentorship Programs

  • Monday, May 12, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • UPDATED - 111 South King Street, 5th Floor Bank of Hawaii's Center of Excellence
  • 12


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Implementing Successful Mentorship Programs       

Iqbal Ashraf, Founder of Mentors Guild


71% of Fortune 500 companies use Mentoring in their organizations as a way to improve both employee retention and job performance through a development method that is personalized to both the Mentor and Mentee.


Iqbal Ashraf will discuss:   

  • Different flavors of effective Mentorship Programs
  • Benefits to having a Mentoring Program
  • Ideas on how to start up or rekindle an internal mentoring program
  • Introduction to external sources that can help you


About the Guest Speakers:

Iqbal Ashraf

Iqbal is the  founder of Mentors Guild, a company that facilitates consulting and coaching  engagements with vetted experts. Prior to starting Mentors Guild, he managed a  30 employee accounting company. He will share practical insights from two  mentorship programs that he was a part of. First at General Electric, where as a  new manager, he was mentored by a senior executive. Then at Founders Institute,  a unique school for startups, which assembled a diverse group of seasoned  entrepreneurs to mentor its first cohort.


Susan Bowen

Founder and Principal Consultant
Leadership Elements
Susan Bowen is the founder and principal consultant at Leadership Elements, LLC. With over 25 years of experience in learning and organizational development, Susan is accomplished in building leadership capacity and capability within teams and organizations..    

Leadership Elements works with small to medium-sized business as they face today’s challenges related to growing leadership bench-strength. Partnering with each client, Susan develops programs that meet specific needs with regard to individual and team development, succession planning, and change management. Using a variety of assessment tools to build self-awareness in the individuals she coaches, Susan specializes in building interpersonal skills with a focus on emotional intelligence. Her expertise in succession management aids client organizations’ executive teams as they implement programs designed to identify and develop high potential leaders

Prior to establishing Leadership Elements, LLC, Susan directed internal learning and organizational development departments for companies in the maritime industry. Her accomplishments included the creation of a talent review process resulting in a succession pipeline of high potential employees, the formation of a multi-company mentoring program pairing willing mentors with enterprise talent protégés, and the implementation of competency models forming the framework of organizational culture.




AOE (Area of Expertise):

The AOE for this Event is “Coaching”, one of 10 ASTD competencies.  Attend Events in each of the 10 Competencies and receive an ASTD Hawaii - Area of Expertise Certificate for 2014/2015 and a stamp for this event in your Area of Expertise tracking card.  (Tracking cards are available at the event.)



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