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Mentoring and Role-Modeling: Why It's a Big Deal for You and Your Organization

  • 17 Jan 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • DuPage Foundation-3000 Woodcreek Dr #310, Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Only 10% of organizations in the United States have formal mentoring programs.  If we consider Fortune 500 companies, this means that only 50 of those companies would actually have a formal mentoring program. 

 So how do you ensure that you have a mentor with the dismal investment of organizations in mentorship for their team members?  Tanjia M. Coleman, PhD will explore how mentoring and role-modeling relationships can be used interchangeably to develop and sustain career and personal outcomes.

The goal of this program is to bring to life the various mentoring and role-modeling relationships that are necessary in order to accelerate your path from good to great.  According to Modern Workforce, 83% of employees state that they would benefit from mentoring.  Clearly, this is an area where the top leaders in the country have indicated that they have used and benefited from mentoring and role-modeling relationships including Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs.  With a plethora of solutions to attain mentoring interactions from traditional, to software based to community-based programs there isn’t a reason not to be engaged in some form of a mentoring and/or role-modeling relationship.

This is an interactive session, where questions and inquiry are welcomed as Dr. Coleman shares how mentoring programs both formal and informal have been established in various types of organizations. 

Bio for Dr. Tanjia Coleman

Tanjia M. Coleman, Ph.D. is a human capital strategist with more than 15 years of experience working as a senior level human resources professional in non-profit and Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Sears and Motorola. Currently, she is the Chief Possibility Officer at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and the President of Reimagine Organization Development, Inc. providing clients with various organizational solutions focused on cultural transformation, business optimization, leadership development, executive coaching, talent management and organizational design. 

Dr. Coleman is a visionary with the unique insight and expertise to help leaders build and discover great talent that in turn creates great organizations.  Transformational change begins with leadership.  Dr. Coleman advises organizations on their cultural footprint relative to community and social responsibility.  She personally leads by example thru her various philanthropic associations and endeavors.  

Dr. Coleman completed her dissertation to earn her Ph.D. in Organization Development in January 2016 from Benedictine University.  In 2014 she received, “The Best Student Paper Award” at the Academy of Management - ISEOR conference in Lyon, France.   She went on to be the recipient of the Best Paper Collaboration award from the Academy of Management, Management Consulting Division in Anaheim, California in August 2016.

In 2018, Dr. Coleman’s titled chapter: Role Modeling as an Alternative to Mentoring for Career Development Outcomes in Organizations will be included in the 2018 volume of Leadership and Role Modeling: Understanding Workplace Dynamics published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Registration and coffee begin at 8:00 AM. Program starts at 8:30 AM.

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