OC September Learning Event ~ How Formal Mentoring Programs Can Help Recruit, Retain and Fill Leadership Pipelines

  • 09/27/2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA


  • For registrations after earlybird pricing ends and walkins. Members can only register other members under the same registration. If you want to register a different member type, please start another registration.
  • You must be a member of ATD-LA, ATD-SD, ATD-IE ISPI-OC or ISPI-LA to be eligible for this rate. (If you are a member of ATD-OC DO NOT Register under this category. Please login and register as a member.)
  • You must be a member of ATD-LA, ATD-SD, ATD-IE ISPI-OC or ISPI-LA to be eligible for this rate.
  • For registrations after earlybird pricing ends and walkins.

Pre-registration is now closed.

But we welcome walkins at the door.

During the last 2 decades, the fast-growing field of Mentoring has been looked at and programs have tried to be created by HR & organizational departments across the country and world. They have failed miserably. With skills shortages and the boomer exodus, organizations are now in dire competition for the top 10% of skilled employees. These employees are looking for more than just a job. Formal Mentoring programs can help you get these high potentials back on track and engaged.

Join us for an interactive session to:

  • Discover why top performers and high-potential employees disengage from their company because of leadership development issues.
  • Explore the successful ways to both create a mentoring program and measure it.
  • Receive the latest stats on what these new millennials want from a job.
  • Learn how to combat challenges you face in developing and increasing the leadership pipeline in your company as a talent development professional.

This program will help you:

  • Understand the foundation and success of Formal Mentoring Programs.
  • Learn how formal programs are different from internal and on-line Mentoring programs.
  • Find out what positive affects you can expect with a formal Mentoring program.
  • Acquire techniques on how to link Mentoring to Leadership development as well as to increased diversity needs.
  • Discover why it is more important today than ever to have a formal Mentoring program in your company.
  • Consider opportunities to apply the formal mentoring principles to your business objectives and improve effectiveness of your current programs.

About Our Speaker:

After graduating from USC, Dee Elliott spent 20+ years developing a successful business career in sales, sales management and regional Sales & Marketing. Utilizing her knowledge and experience in motivating employees and her passion to help others discover potential not yet realized in themselves, she was inspired to create a Mentoring program for a national non-profit organization. This grew to do the same for yet another non-profit of women business owners. Her program grew organically and she was referred into a large company in orange county who had tried to create and run a mentoring program but failed.

That was 10 years ago and now Dee is providing DEC Mentoring programs to corporation all over the United States. She brings a unique perspective on how her programs can drive peak performance in both individuals and ultimately the entire organization, while working with the champions to inform them of undercurrents happening in the company. She is the founder and President of DEC Strategic Mentoring, serving Fortune 100, Fortune 500 and larger clients in diverse industries across the country.

This topic aligns with ATD competencies of:


Change Management


Performance Improvement


Knowledge Management


Instructional Design




Training Delivery


Integrated Talent Management


Learning Technologies


Managing Learning Programs


Evaluating Learning Impact

To find out more about the ATD Competency Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit https://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model

Take your knowledge to a new level and get access to exclusive info about the Competency Model for ATD members by becoming a Power Member (member of the Orange County Chapter and ATD). Find out more here.


6:00 PM   Registration, Dinner, Informal Networking

6:30 PM   Welcome, Structured Networking Activity

7:00 PM   Keynote Speaker

8:15 PM   Adjourn

About Registration:

Earlybird registration ends at noon on the Monday before the meeting.

For evening meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

For lunch meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day before the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.

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