Is Reverse Mentoring a Shift for the 21st Century Workplace or Passing Fad?

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 — 4:00 EST

In today’s climate of rapidly changing technology and online connectivity, combining years of experience and the know-how to navigate the cutting-edge of social media and digital culture can be a daunting task (near impossible, some might say). Enter “Reverse Mentoring,” the practice in which companies pair older professionals with younger associates to teach them the way of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and more. Join us on September 12th at 4PM EST / 1PM PST for a live roundtable discussion on this new workplace trend, how it works, and if it’s actually effective. We'll be exploring what other technology besides social media can also be taught via reverse mentoring, the realms of life outside of the office that can benefit from the practice, and whether or not teaching your mother about hashtags counts as reverse mentoring.

Have a question or comment about reverse mentoring for our panel? Tweet it to to us beforehand (and even in the middle of the conversation) at @DailyLounge just be sure to tag it with the hashtag #ReverseMentor.

Our panel includes:

Richard Eisenberg is the Assistant Managing Editor and senior Web editor of the Money & Security and Work & Purpose channels of Next Avenue, a PBS web destination for 50+ Americans. He is also the author of How to Avoid a Mid-Life Financial Crisis. You can Follow him on Twitter @richeis315.

Brenda Rusnak is the founder and president of Best Part Productions Inc. In 2009 she produced the documentary film Cyber-Seniors with her daughter Saffron Cassaday. Cyber-Seniors is now on a theatrical tour across North America and Brenda and Saffron have several other film projects in various stages of development.



Cheryl Cran is the CEO of Evolutionary Business Solutions where leaders enhance their abilities to lead change, transform people and grow business. She is the author of four books including the best selling, new release Leadership Mastery In a Digital Age. Her articles have been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes, Metro New York, Readers Digest, and more.


[Pic via Flickr - John S. James L. Knight Foundation]


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  • Picture of jhnsnmp

    I think it is just a fad, soon everyone will be up to speed (or have to accept that times are changing and they need to learn)

    jhnsnmp --- Oct 16, 2014 - 5:49 AM

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