Sign-up for the ReMPP, free of charge!
|Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Kick-off Event - SAVE THE DATE
JOIN THE AFCEA NOVA REVERSE MENTORING PROGRAM PILOT (ReMPP)!
The AFCEA NOVA Education Committee is launching the Reverse Mentoring Program Pilot (ReMPP) to help AFCEA member companies attract, develop, and retain multigenerational workers. With five generations present in almost every work environment, HR and business leaders are challenged to keep their diverse workforces engaged, compensated, and incentivized. This program will provide an opportunity for member companies to participate in a unique experience designed to leverage mentorship to explore the elements that increase job satisfaction and organizational commitment, ultimately improving employee retention. We are looking for AFCEA members who are challenged with managing a multigenerational workforce comprised of older (i.e., Veterans and Baby Boomers—workers born in 1964 or earlier) and younger (i.e., Generations X, Y, and Z—workers born in 1965 or later) workers.
All mentoring interactions for this program will take place on Lattus -- a savvy closed platform for scheduling, hosting, and tracking engagement.
WHAT IS REVERSE MENTORING?
Reverse mentoring is a workplace mentoring relationship among a senior manager (the protégé in the relationship) and a junior employee (the mentor in the relationship) to facilitate learning and development. Research has shown that in addition to promoting relationship building, knowledge transfer, and professional development, Reverse Mentoring improves employee engagement and reduces job plateauing in older workers. Also, Reverse Mentoring fosters intellectual stimulation for younger workers, allowing these emerging leaders to understand their organizations better while engaging in meaningful work. Ultimately Reverse Mentoring improves employee retention of workers, improving the culture and competitiveness of the enterprise.
HOW DOES THE AFCEA NOVA REMPP PROGRAM WORK?
AFCEA partner companies will select an equal number of older and younger workers to participate in the program (3-10 pairs). These participants will enroll in Lattus, then the protégés (Veterans and Baby Boomers) will be matched with mentors (Generations X, Y, and Z) based on their complementary work experience, academic background, and interests. At program kick-off, the participants will take a quantitative survey to measure their job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and intent to stay. The mentoring relationship will last for ten (10) weeks using Lattus. The ReMPP participants will re-take the quantitative survey at the program's culmination. The results will be calculated, and the changes in job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and intent to stay of the participants will be analyzed and presented to AFCEA NOVA and sponsor companies during a program debrief. The partner company with the most Lattus usage will receive an AFCEA sponsored Reverse Mentoring Program (ReMP).
WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF THE REVERSE MENTORING RELATIONSHIP?
Protégés will formulate a business challenge around one of their topics of interest. The mentor will help the protégé solve this business challenge during the ten (10) week program. The Reverse Mentoring pairs will use Lattus to facilitate and track interactions, take notes, actions, and outcomes, and document success stories. Each ReMPP participant will post their scheduled availability to our closed group so they can secure session times at their convenience. The AFCEA NOVA ReMPP lead and the Lattus lead will also use Lattus to track engagements to ensure program success.
WHAT IS LATTUS?
Lattus is an all-inclusive mentoring platform that creates a community based on focused, value-driven conversations with dramatic results. The tool helps groups build out mentoring programs that fit their needs to increase engagement, decrease turnover, and optimize productivity. User profiles link to personal calendars, and the conversations take place on the app—no Zoom/Skype account needed. It is intuitive and easy to use. It gives us back our most important resource—time.