Laura Brook shares how she implemented a successful mentoring program, where their members could mentor other members.
Her response was a snorted “Good luck.” My eyebrows went up in surprise. She told me that she had tried to launch a similar program five years before without success. I asked about her experience, saying that I hadn’t even realized that she had worked on this. She explained that members responded positively to the program in theory, but when it came down to them actually signing up to take part in the program, not so much. As a result, the initiative never got off the ground.
Oh boy. This was a long-time staff person, very well networked with chapter leaders and very well liked. Her story didn’t exactly boost my confidence in our chances.