“When a young person, even a gifted one, grows up without proximate living examples of what she may aspire to become–whether lawyer, scientist, artist, or leader in any realm–her goal remains abstract. Such models as appear in books or on the news, however inspiring or revered, are ultimately too remote to be real, let alone influential. But a role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, ‘Yes, someone like me can do this.”
– Sonia Sotomayor

Matrix360 has designed an exclusive professional development program that creates an avenue for learning that is educational and interactive for participants, yet mindful of establishing a strong talent pipeline for business success; this is Elevate Mentorship.

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Corporate mentorship programs are an integral and valuable strategy for the attraction, development and retention of top talent.

Elevate Mentorship consists of customized, action-oriented tiers geared to address the development of three main audiences:

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Rising Stars Program

As the first tier of the Elevate Mentorship initiative, the Rising STARS program focuses on cross-training talent, who are early in their careers, on key professional development competencies through one-on-one guidance from mid-career level professionals. It also provides an opportunity for mid-career professionals to participate in coaching and leadership initiatives to develop the next wave of talent.

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STAR Leadership Program

As the second tier of the Elevate Mentorship Initiative, the STAR Leadership program focuses on cross training mid-career, high potential talent on key leadership competencies through one-on-one guidance from senior level professionals. It also provides an opportunity for experienced leaders to participate in coaching and guidance initiatives to develop the next wave of leadership.

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Trendsetters Executive Development Program

As the third tier of the Elevate Mentorship initiative, Trendsetters is an executive development program that provides experienced leadership with key competencies for their continued development as business leaders. Our program equips the senior leadership of organizations with the tools necessary to effectively lead their teams from a people development perspective; specifically tackling issues and challenges that occur within Corporate Canada. This continuous development is achieved through incorporating insight from market research, behavioural sciences and best practices. Our program champions industry leaders to continue to set the trend of elite leadership practices to ensure a stable and successful future for the private sector in Canada.

WHY IT MATTERS

  • 80% of learning takes place between mentors and mentees. It is crucial for employees to absorb knowledge that is relevant.
    Also, mentorship is a cost-effective way to share that knowledge and continue to build workplace culture and brand.

  • 75% of private sector executives agree that mentoring was critical in their own career development. When you create leaders through mentoring, you’re sharing a skill set between experienced individuals and new employees, investing in the future of your organization.
  • 77% of companies with mentoring programs say there is an improvement with employee retention and performance.
  • 64% of high-potential talent are dissatisfied from the lack of professional development supported by businesses.
  • 72% of talent are retained because of mentorship as opposed to 49% of those without mentorship. In addition, mentors received promotions 6X more often than their peers.

Elevate Mentorship provides participants the opportunity to gain valuable insights into their personal and professional aspirations. We welcome participants from a wide range of disciplines who are strategically selected, screened and matched with suitable mentors who align with their career goals. Matrix360 provides support to each participant as they move throughout each phase of the program.

Elevate Mentorship is focused on five areas:

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Build a network of top talent, that is focused on leadership and knowledge ownership that will inspire the leaders of tomorrow to aspire for future business and talent success.

By increasing the exposure of talent through more direct access to leadership teams, leadership is established the essential guides for the talent pipeline.

Create a partnership amongst the internal talent pipeline and management teams that facilitate and build success focused on leadership, learning, retention, innovation and business growth.

An engaged talent pipeline allows the opportunity for creativity and focus to develop. Business strategies are aligned, developed and reframed to encourage thought leadership within a framework that is fixated on future business growth.

To provide professional development opportunities for internal talent that will drive engagement, accountability and productivity within the workplace.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin