[Postponed] Workshop: The Mentor Chain: Professional Relationships for Career Growth

  • 05/14/2020
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webster University, 32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618


  • A power member is one who is a member of both ATD and ATD-Orange County
  • For members of ATD-LA, ATD-IE, ATD-SD, ISPI-OC, ISPI-LA

“The Mentor Chain: Professional relationships for career growth” is an overview of how to create and get the most out of a mentor program. Employees and leaders know why mentoring is important, but lack a systematic curriculum to structure and cultivate relationships. In this workshop you will learn specific methods to recruit and onboard participants, make matches, ensure engagement, and evaluate success.

Attendees will learn how to build, launch and scale a mentor program. We will discuss how to align it with the organization’s vision, potential problems that can arise, and how to create a culture of mentoring. We will also cover tactics to help managers become better mentors and employees become better mentees. 

This half-day workshop will focus on creating a mentorship program using ATDOC as a case study – exploring methods of matching recent college graduates with experienced members. The outcome can be applied to any organization’s unique focus for amentor program (i.e. change management, innovation, retention, management development, newly onboarded employees, intra-division, inter-division, etc.).

Intended Audience

This program is for L&D and HR professionals interested in building a mentor program.


At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to setup and execute a mentor program.

Takeaways for Participants

The audience will also receive Mentor Matchmaker’s worksheet for relationship building.

About the Speaker

Brian Frankel is a multinational organizational development consultant. CEO’s and General Managers solicit his services to engage employees, generate revenue, fundraise, tackle challenges, realize their vision, and train their teams. Utilizing his extensive network, Frankel advises American, Emirati and Indian businesses on expanding in international markets. His global client roster includes Coca Cola, MySpace, Creative Artists Agency, Spin Media, Bahrain Development Bank, management consulting firms, family offices, and celebrities.

In 2012 Frankel founded Mentor Matchmaker, a two-pronged approach to connecting professionals. Corporations hire Frankel to build mentor programs in-house for productivity and profitability. The nonprofit sector of Mentor Matchmaker works with survivors of sex trafficking and financially challenged youth, connecting them with career mentors and teaching workforce development skills. 

Brian Frankel’s experience also makes him a sought-after keynote speaker recently featured at SXSW, American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Dubai Business Women’s Council, MCN Morocco, TiE, NYU Abu Dhabi, UCLA, and the US Embassy in Pakistan. Frankel is a resident lecturer at the CSUN’s TSENG College and has been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and C-Suite Quarterly. 

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