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About Jenn Labin
Jenn Labin is the Chief Talent & Diversity Officer at MentorcliQ. For over fifteen years, Jenn has had success working with a wide spectrum of organizations including large private sector businesses, government/military operations, and higher-education institutions.
Previously Jenn was the owner of TERP Associates which was acquired by MentorcliQ in 2019. Combining TERP’s expertise with MentorcliQ’s award-winning mentoring software to expand mentoring content, training and value for customers.
Jenn specializes in implementing high-impact and high-value employee development solutions. Through experiential programs, Jenn creates leadership capability. Jenn has helped individuals achieve greater potential through classroom training, workshops, long-term development programs, online modules, social media, presentations, and individual development plans.
Jenn is the author of Mentoring Programs That Work, a unique approach to building scalable and sustainable mentoring programs. She also authored Real World Training Design, a visual quick-guide for creating exceptional results within tight budgets and timelines. Jenn contributed to the ATD Handbook 2nd Edition and has been published in the Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting journal three times, including her white paper on 5 Steps to Engagement: Simple and Practical Methods for Implementing an Employee Engagement Initiative. Jenn’s work can also be found in 101 Ways to Make Training Active, How to Write Terrific Training Materials, and the ATD Trainer’s Toolkit app. She is a regular presenter at the ATD International Conference, ATD chapters and MentorCom.
Jenn has her BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Digital Art, and her MA in Instructional Systems Design. She has earned credentials as a Certified Principal Evaluator (Kirkpatrick Evaluation), DISC-PIAV and Situational Leadership II Facilitator, as well as a certificate in Presentation Design from Duarte Design and Leadership Development. She is active at the national and local levels of ATD and has served on the ASTD Press Editorial Advisory Board. Jenn is pursuing a Coaching certification to expand her impact with senior leadership and executive partners.
Besides learning and development, Jenn is passionate about scuba diving, the environment, and spending time with family. Jenn lives near Baltimore, MD with her amazing husband, daughters, and a turtle named Godzilla.
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A stellar mentor can change the trajectory of a career. And an enduring mentoring program can become an organization s most powerful talent development tool. But fixing a broken mentoring program or developing a new program from scratch requires a unique process, not a standard training methodology.
Over the course of her career, seasoned program development specialist Jenn Labin has encountered dozens of mentoring programs unable to stand the test of their organizations' natural talent cycles. These programs applied a training methodology to a nontraining solution and were ineffective at best and poorly designed at worst.
What's needed is a solid planning framework developed from hands-on experimentation. And you'll find it here. Mentoring Programs That Work is framed around Labin's AXLES model the first framework devoted to the unique challenges of a sustained learning process. This step-by-step approach will help you navigate the early phases of mentoring program alignment all the way through program launch and measurement.
Whether your goal is to recruit and retain Millennials or deepen organizational commitment, it's time to embrace mentoring as one of the most powerful tools of talent development. Mentoring Programs That Work will help your organization succeed by building mentoring programs that connect people and inspire learning transfer.