This half-day seminar will focus on the importance of mentoring and will seek to answer the following questions:
- What is mentoring? Old view vs. current view.
- Why is it important to business?
- How do mentor programs benefit recruitment, retention, employee job satisfaction and morale, advancement, on boarding and training, career development. and diversity and inclusion.
- How do mentor programs insure the successful transfer of knowledge and prepare future leaders?
- What are the benefits of mentoring to mentors and mentees?
- What are examples of best mentoring practices at some engineering and local companies?
- What are the ingredients of successful mentoring relationships?
- What to consider when setting up a mentoring program?
About the Presenters
Susan Canfield is the founder and former director of the University of Washington’s highly-regarded and nationally-recognized Foster MBA Mentor Program. In her leadership role she facilitated mentoring opportunities for students and business executives representing Seattle’s leading companies for close to 17 years. Impressed by the relationships she observed, Susan wrote “Mentoring Moments: Inspiring Stories from Eight Business Leaders and MBAs.” Her award-winning book captures through personal interviews the powerful mentoring stories of Seattle business luminaries who currently serve or have served as Foster MBA mentors.
Susan has also written about mentoring for a number of publications including Forbes,The Puget Sound Business Journal and The Seattle Times, is a frequent speaker on mentoring, and consults with corporations, business schools and organizations on launching and running a successful mentor program. In addition, during her 16 years at Foster, Susan was a coach to MBAs, and continues to coach business professionals in her own private practice.
Tom Giordano is a 28 year veteran of Philips Healthcare. He retired as Vice President of Marketing, where he was responsible for 240 marketing professionals and several billion dollars in product. Through his Philips career, Tom held a wide variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Philips, starting in engineering, progressing to product management, then marketing management and finally senior level business leadership. He was awarded the prestigious Philips Presidential Award for forming a new entrepreneurial business unit that tripled sales in 18 months. Tom also played a key role as a course developer and instructor in the management development and executive training efforts within Philips, After retirement from Philips, he was asked to join Sectra Healthcare North America as President and CEO to lead a very successful turnaround effort. Following this 2 year assignment, Tom taught in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, Seattle for 10 years and was on eof the early mentors in the mentorship program there for the past 10 years. Tom currently teaches Healthcare Innovation and Informatics in the Health Sciences College at the University of New Haven, Connecticut.