Blue Core Mentor

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The badge earner is recognized by IBM for developing and cultivating a Mentoring relationship with at least 3 mentees. The earner have taken training (formal or informal/on the job) to ensure quality feedback and guidance is provided to the mentees. The badge earner has received positive feedback from the mentees and is recognized as a role model. Mentoring is an important career development opportunity IBM employees use to enhance skills and achieve long-term career aspirations.

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Blue Core Mentor

What is needed to earn this credential or badge


Must be an employee of IBM


Optional: read the IBM Leadership Academy's Mentoring description


Mentor at least 3 IBMers (or non-IBMers on an IBM sponsored external program), making at least 3 face-to-face/video conference connections with each of them, working to develop the area of interest of the mentees: career progression, certification, networking, socialization etc.


The mentoring relationship must be effective according to the mentee's objective. The mentor should encourage the mentee to drive the relationship. There must be enough knowledge transfer that supports the mentee objectives.


Apply for this badge (click here). Your application will be reviewed by your manager.


Revalidation: this badge is valid for 1 year. After this period you will need to apply for a revalidation. To revalidate your badge, you must have mentored at least 1 IBMer (or non-IBMers on an IBM sponsored external program) in the past year. Click here to submit a revalidation application.


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