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Rene D. Petrin

President, Management Mentors, Inc.

Rene D.Petrin After spending years in human resources and discovering that most companies weren't doing an adequate job developing their number one asset-employees-Rene D. Petrin had a mission: to create an organization devoted solely to teaching businesses how to mentor talent.

This entrepreneurial spirit combined with his keen insight into human behavior led Rene to found Management Mentors, Inc. in 1989. Management Mentors’ philosophy is simple: to show companies how structured mentoring programs are the most powerful and effective strategy for professional development within an organization.

With more than 12 years of experience as a Vice President of Human Resources in both healthcare and sales organizations, Rene has experience managing all areas of human resources, but he’s always maintained a special interest in employee development. Through his concentration in this field, he began to realize the power of mentoring in organizations and increased his focus on this area. Rene’s educational background is equally impressive: he earned a master’s degree in consulting and counseling psychology from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in health administration and planning from the University of New Hampshire.

Today, Rene strives to be a leader in the mentoring field rather than just "another" consultant. To this end, he has developed mentoring tools, such as online tutorials, that are unique in emphasizing the interpersonal dynamics in mentoring while at the same time working toward creating standards of excellence so that the mentoring profession maintains its integrity and promise.

Recorded Webinars

How Technology can Help or Hinder your Mentoring Program

Today's mentoring programs are increasingly being created using an online system and the latest technology to communicate. Having such a system allows a Mentoring Program Manager to be able to recruit participants more easily, gather important matching data, use an objective algorithm to match and more easily and quickly manage your pairs.

Group Mentoring - When to Use and How to do IT Well

This webinar will focus on when group mentoring is best used, how the group model can be applied and some of the key challenges involved in group mentoring and techniques to minimize these issues. We will review some of the group dynamics that impact success or failure.

Online Mentoring System - Bringing Social Learning, Employee Development and Mentoring Together

A company's greatest wealth is in the expertise and knowledge of its employees. This employee university, if you will, has answers and solutions to many of the issues a company faces but how do you access this? Social learning platforms are helping to open up this treasure trove to increase employee performance and customer satisfaction. Anytime Mentoring is an online mentoring system that provides the freedom for any employee to find a mentor in any area at anytime. This webinar will demonstrate this platform.

25 Key Differences Between Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring are often confused. As a result, organizations choose one as a solution to an issue they are having: on boarding new employees, improving performance for an underperforming employee, etc. This often leads to applying the wrong solution and wasting valuable time and money.