To advise or train (someone, especially a younger colleague)
A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular person, cause, or policy.
Advocacy Mentoring is a performance-based program where more Senior and Junior staffers are paired together in a partnership focused on supporting their mutual success. Advocates help to:
Prepare one another for growth and success
Promote one another's contributions and strengths
Provide learning and advancement opportunities for one another
As advocates, the partnership is not based just on advising or training. Instead, each person's performance is associated with the overall success of the partnership.
Advocates are encouraged to do things like but not limited to the following:
include their partner in important meetings
make meaningful introductions
review projects and pitches
recommend effective strategies
provide constructive feedback
share past experiences
teach new technologies
Advocacy Mentoring looks different for every company and among each partnership. The goal is to build a program that takes mentoring to a new level of accountability and achievement. The result should be a continuous learning opportunity that works to to strengthen each partner's skills and supports the overall success of the company's commercial output.