Creating and building a mentoring culture requires ongoing participation and commitment of executive leadership. Ultimately, it is leadership’s responsibility to build the right infrastructure to support organizational learning. When mentoring is felt, experienced and perceived as a vested interest and commitment of leadership, that spirit of ownership permeates every level of the organization.

What can leaders do to support mentoring?

1. Include regular mentoring updates on your leadership agenda.Stakeholders

2. Participate in mentoring as mentors.

3. Talk about mentoring in public forums.

4. Publically reward and acknowledge individual and program mentoring excellence.

5. Celebrate and reward mentoring innovation.

6. Provide resources to hold an annual celebration during national mentoring month.

7. Review your measures of success to gauge progress and identify areas for program development and improvement.