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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Personal development plan (PDP) in practice and technology of introducing mentoring in organizations 2161


Bukharina A.Y.
post graduate student, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The article details the methods and practices of introducing mentoring in the organization. The definition and distinction of such concepts as “mentoring”, “mentoring”, “coaching” is given. The approaches to the introduction of mentoring as a system and mentoring as an element of the company’s corporate culture have been worked out and described. The article presents detailed step-by-step method for creating and implementing personal development plans (PDPs) and mentor plans as key practical elements for the implementation of mentoring. Also, there is depicted vividly the main mistakes, pitfalls and ways to avoid them in the implementation of similar projects. This article should be interesting for practicing psychologists, HR, organizational development and internal communications specialists, as well as managers of different levels.

Keywords: mentoring, coaching, mentoring system, mentoring culture, mentor, PDP, personal development plan, mentoring implementation, mentoring best practice, motivation, mentoring in Russia, organizational development

Column: Applied Research and Practice


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