Welcome to the “Conducting a Formal Mentoring Program” video course, which is designed for human resources and/or mentor program administrators. Mentoring programs are an important tool in the battle to retain valuable skills and experience as your organization grows and changes. Instead of hoping that this transfer of knowledge from experienced employees to newer ones is happening naturally, consider setting up a formal initiative. This video course, consisting of three video lessons, will help you understand the value of mentoring relationships, how to set up and administer a formal mentoring program, and what to look for when pairing mentors with mentees. This program is valid for one PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and one hour of recertification credit through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number in your online certification file. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM website at www.shrum.org and the HRCI website at www.hrci.org. SHRM Activity ID: #17-8ESX6 and HRCI Activity ID: #298030.