Elisa Garn

Elisa GarnTOPIC: How to Design A Mentor Program that Lasts 

SUMMARY: Mentors are a proven way to increase engagement, retain employees and strengthen your employer value proposition. But how do you develop a sustainable program that works?

In this session, you will learn the 8 steps we use at LevelNext to develop and implement a mentorship program your employees will love. You'll also learn several research-backed ways a company can benefit from having a mentorship program to help you deliver a strong business case and gain executive support for your initiative.

BIO: Prior to launching a tech company centered around career development and mentorship, Elisa's experience includes more than 17 years in HR, recruiting and business development primarily with small to mid-sized businesses. A true Xennial (the micro generation between Gen X and Millennials), she is often an early adopter with a natural curiosity for all things – Especially people! Her passion for the HR profession is obvious: She is a member of the Forbes Human Resource Council, has served as the President for Salt Lake SHRM, co-founded DisruptHR SLC, currently serves as the Past Executive Director for Utah SHRM and acts as an advisor and member of several business-focused groups. Elisa holds the SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PRC and SHRM Talent Management Specialty Credential certifications. Her company, LevelNext, is a digital platform designed to connect professionals who want to advance their careers through one on one mentorship and coaching. When she's not exploring one of Utah's beautiful trails or organizing an impromptu flash mob, she's busy sewing 80's throwback costumes for her 11 year old son and pursuing her journey to find the world's best cinnamon roll.