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Mentoring Today

Mentoring Today


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A weekly, 30-minute radio program offering listeners guest interviews about mentoring youth.

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Our next guest is Dr. Carol Mullen, who is a Professor of Educational Leadership at Virginia Tech. She is also an international specialist in mentoring theory and practice in education across university and school settings. Carol was recently... more

Andy Mecca is uniquely qualified to discuss guiding youth to achievement. He is a national leader in youth mentoring and the author of 12 books about youth development, drug prevention, and mentoring young adults, including ?A Plan... more

Today's youth face many challenges, both old and new. How can mentoring programs help leverage those challenges into opportunities? Consider the problems of gambling and substance misuse, which are prevalent among young... more

What is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? What does the landscape look like? What are one or two of the important trends driving mentoring right now? And what can you, the listener, do to impact mentoring for the better? My guest... more

How do you get ahead in your career? Some employees go back to college to get an advanced degree. Others seek out challenging, high-profile work assignments. While these are sensible career moves, they aren't opened to many employees.... more

How do you start and build a cross-cultural mentoring program? When we think of mentoring programs in the workplace, we tend to think of programs that carefully match mentors and mentees who share some or a lot of cultural similarities. But... more

Several years ago a dear friend and mentor of mine died suddenly. I never got a chance to tell him how important he was to me. I am not alone. Many people never get around to thanking the people who made a major difference in their... more

How is it that some people wind up on top of the social heap and others wind up on the bottom? This question, which sociologists refer to as social mobility, has been studied for decades. Recently, the prominent sociologist Robert... more

When you look at your career in today's job market, experts say there are at least four key issues you must pay attention to: 1) job mobility, 2) globalization, 3) technology, and 4) the pace of change. Career experts say that to keep on track... more

Here are some sobering statistics I will discuss with my guest Alison Martin-Books: 57% of women are targeted for workplace bullying. Women make up 51% of the U.S. population but only hold 16% of seats in Congress. Only... more