Webinar: Making Virtual Mentoring Work

Join Melissa Richardson and Lisa Fain as they explain and demonstrate how to make the most of a virtual mentoring relationship.

This webinar is conducted in conjunction with Sidecar Global.

January 17, 4.30pm  (US Central); January 18, 9.30am (AEDT Australia), 2023.

Online Webinar

Starting date

Jan 17, (US); Jan 18 (Australia), 2023


Melissa Richardson & Lisa Z. Fain


60 minutes



About the webinar

Researchers proved years ago that virtual mentoring can be very effective, yet many people still insisted that mentoring must be done in-person. It took a global pandemic to create a giant experiment with virtual communications that convinced the greater majority. Remote work left people feeling isolated, so the smartest companies used virtual mentoring programs to help keep employees connected, engaged and feeling supported.

In this webinar we will explore the evidence for the effectiveness of virtual mentoring, provide tips on how to create an optimal virtual experience and demonstrate how best to conduct a virtual mentoring conversation.

Be convinced by the evidence

Learn tips and techniques

See it in action

Lisa Z. Fain

Lisa Fain is the CEO of Center for Mentoring Excellence, and founder of Vista Coaching, the coaching division of the Center. Her passion for diversity and inclusion work is fueled by her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. She has conducted mentoring training programs for corporate, government and educational institutions. Lisa coaches mentors, mentees and program administrators on how to achieve mentoring excellence and create the right environment for achievement of career and personal goals. She is highly regarded for her special combination of knowledge, expertise, humor and a no-nonsense practical approach.Lisa is co-author, with Lois Zachary of two important books; The Mentor’s Guide and Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring.

Melissa Richardson

Melissa’s experience in mentoring spans over 25 years in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. It’s become her life’s work and personal mission to make life-changing mentoring opportunities available to more people.

Melissa is a member of the global assessment team for the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s ISMCP Award (International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programs). She has post-graduate qualifications in organisational coaching, counselling and marketing strategy.
Melissa directs the Art of Mentoring research agenda and regularly speaks on mentoring best practice.