How to Make the Most Out of Your Recommended Reading List

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Mentorloop gives your participants a default list of Recommended Reading, but if you want to take it to the next level, here’s how you can leverage this feature to support participants and keep engagement up.

Tips:

  • Remember that you can segment your Recommended Reading for mentors and mentees - it’s best to do this so you’re serving your participants content that’s relevant to them
  • You can periodically change what’s in the lists as time goes on to give your participants new ideas for their mentoring sessions - this works especially well for programs that run in cohorts as everyone is on the same timeline.
  • You can share external links in your Recommended Reading list so don’t limit yourself! While Mentorloop has great resources for mentors and mentees, if your program has specific goals (e.g. support for certain minority groups or career building for niche industries) and you’ve found or made content specifically for this, go ahead and pop those into your Recommended Reading lists. 

Post launch

After you launch and even before participants are matched, it’s good to feature guides on how to make the most out of their mentoring relationships and how to give their meetings some structure. We recommend:

For mentors:

For mentees:

Post Match

After people have been matched, here are a few guides for the early stages of the mentoring relationship:

For mentors:

For mentees:

Ongoing

As the program runs, use your Recommended Reading list as a way to drum up engagement in your program. Here are a few pieces of content we recommend:

For mentors:

For mentees:

Tips from the Mentorloop team:

"Sending out bulk messages at a regular cadence, such as monthly, helps keep mentoring best practice front of mind and provides a direct line for participants to ask you questions or share feedback. You can help participants get the most out of the Recommended Reading by letting them know when it’s been updated."

- Kristin

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