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December 11, 2017

ODScore Partners with Innovation Guelph on the Rhyze Project

Innovation Guelph teamed up with ODScore on the Rhyze Project, a women’s entrepreneurial pilot program designed to increase the number of women-led businesses in Guelph and Wellington County.

ODScore’s role included utilizing a mentor-matching algorithm that helped bring participants together based on goals, experience, location, and results from the Knowledge Transfer Index, a psychometric instrument that looks at how people intake and share information and knowledge. ODScore also provided important program support and evaluation.

Kristel Manes is the Director of Operations at Innovation Guelph, and the Director of the Rhyze Project. Click here to watch a short video and learn why she believes that ODScore was the perfect partner for the Rhyze Project.

November 29, 2017

ODScore Supports Adopt-a-Family Program

ODScore Inc. has joined once again in an annual charitable campaign of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington.

The Foundation’s Adopt-a-Family Program works to make Christmas wishes come true for local families in need.

“Within Guelph and Wellington County, there are many families who are unable to afford the luxury of gifts and special treats during the holiday season,” the Foundation says on its website. “In fact, this time of year can add extra stress for a family that is already struggling to make ends meet.

“Families are referred to the program by many social services agencies within Guelph and Wellington County. The families include single moms and dads, children being raised by grandparents, low-income two-parent families, and independent-living youth.”

Click here to learn how ODScore supports the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington Adopt-a-Family Program.

Mentoring: Different Types for Different Scenarios

We need mentors more than ever. The demands of the world dictate that we have special skills in order to navigate through our personal and professional situations. At the same time, our customary network of friends and family members is increasingly not equipped to be able to support us through these challenges – probably because they’re busy dealing with their own life and career struggles. This is where effective mentors have a role to play for us. 

Mentoring: Challenges and Benefits

The intentions of mentoring, and of establishing a successful mentoring program within an organization, are always good ones.

But it isn’t a simple process, and there are pitfalls that can derail a mentoring program before it has a chance to prove its effectiveness.

Mentoring guru and program development consultant Jenn Labin has written a new book, Mentoring Programs That Work. She has listed a number of challenges inherent in establishing a mentoring program, ways to overcome these challenges, and benefits of seeing the program through.

Mentoring: How To Be An Effective Mentor 

People want to work with mentors for a variety of reasons. They may want to develop their job and life skills, they may want to improve their work performance, they may want to advance their careers, and they may also want to explore what career options are out there (i.e. students). An effective mentor can help in these areas as mentees set their own specific goals.

But what makes a mentor effective? You may be surprised to realize that the first step to being a good mentor requires only a commitment to some very simple principles.

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Level Up! One Day Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended our workshop on September 26th!

Please contact us at info@odscore.com if you would like to host a Level Up! Workshop at your organization.

August 11, 2017

ODScore is spotlighted in an Innovation Guelph Client feature video!

Dreaming Big Being Bold

ODScore CEO, Christy Pettit is featured as an author in Volume 2 of "Dreaming Big, Being Bold," a co-authored project by Paula Morand and Victoria Craig. We have softcover books available for $20. Let us know if you would like a copy!

ODScore Webinar Series Archive

LevelUp! ODScore Goal Attainment Strategies for the Agile Workplace

In this webinar, we will talk about how our LevelUp! program will help your organization attain goals by providing your employees with tools to overcome natural human tendencies.

Webinar:  "ODScore Mentoring Technology Demonstration"

In this third webinar of the ODScore mentoring series, join CEO Christy Pettit as she walks you through a demonstration of our proprietary mentoring technology that is used in our mentoring program process.

Webinar:  "Engagement & Evaluation Strategies for Mentoring Programs"

In the second webinar of the ODScore mentoring series, learn how to successfully deploy a formal mentoring program in your organization or association.

Webinar:  "Best Practices for Implementing a Successful Mentoring Program - Getting the Benefits, Avoiding the Pitfalls"

This webinar illustrates how implementing a successful mentoring program will lead to important benefits for your organization or association – the benefits include enriching your knowledge transfer strategy, enhancing talent management, improving succession planning and execution, and improving retention of your key employees or members.