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The Changing Face and Pace of Mentoring

  • 08/13/2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Luganos Restaurant, 1060 Darrington Dr, Cary, NC
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The Changing Face and Pace of Mentoring

August 13, 2014 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 

Presented by Debbie Douglas and Ingrid Jones

Picture this in your mind:  For centuries,(records  indicate 1616 AD)  the word "mentor" conjured up a vision of an older, experienced person giving advice to a younger person  in a one-sided conversation. 

Now...picture  today's and tomorrow's "mentor"...  If your mind didn't flip through  as many faces as there are descriptors of people, you are missing many OD opportunities.

Have you experienced any of these models or techniques of mentoring:  Generational, Diversity, Entrepreneurial, Peer-to-peer, Developmental, Learning partnership, Job-fit, Speed, Virtual, or Reverse?

Ingrid Jones and Debbie Douglass will lead a journey of discovery into these  varied and important concepts of mentoring as they evolve to lead, not just support, people and organizations.   Techniques for evaluating success and impact will be part of the journey.


Ingrid Jones, President, Impact Meetings and Events, LLC

Ingrid Jones is the owner of Impact Meetings and Events, LLC, a company that maximizes the effectiveness of business professionals, from entry level to leaders, by creating professional development conferences, workshops, retreats and other learning events.  Impact Meetings and Events, LLC also creates and consults on the development of mentoring programs and provides facilitation services for groups.   Jones also founded Black Women In Business (www.bwib-nc.com) , a community for Black women in leadership roles in companies and nonprofits, and those who are entrepreneurs. 

Prior to starting the company, Ingrid spent close to 20 years in corporate roles.  She worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for close to 15 years.  There, she led the development and management of an award-winning mentoring program. She facilitated leadership development courses and programs.  Ingrid also worked in the community relations department and was a part of the start-up of the corporate foundation, where she managed a $15 million budget, established the company’s first grant advisory board and created a statewide program focused on breast cancer awareness.  She began her career as an account executive at an advertising agency, Erwin-Penland, Inc., in South Carolina.  

Debbie Douglass, People & Organization Development Professional

Through experience, coupled with formal and informal education, Debbie Douglass has honed her skills for helping individuals and groups increase their personal and professional productivity and satisfaction, embrace change and interact collaboratively.  She has a passion for encouraging people to discover and share their strengths and to recognize the value of other’s.  Debbie has developed and energized multi-national teams from the shop floor to the C-suite, both face-to-face and by technology.  She has coached people to successfully navigate their careers, especially potential and newly appointed leaders. 

Debbie has a M.Ed in Education the from University of Pittsburgh.  She has been a secondary and adult ed administrator and a manager of corporate training and organization development for Lord Corporation where she instituted a mentoring process.   Currently, enrolled in Coach U, she has partnered with LeadersWay and Global Knowledge as she embarks into coaching and consulting.


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