Sign-up to be a Mentor for the 2017 Mentoring Circles Program

 

MENTOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The best Mentors are successful people whose joy for work and life is infectious and inspiring to those around them.

Ideal Characteristics: 
  + Demonstrated interest and ability to facilitate growth of others 
  + Ability to build supportive relationships 
  + High degree of sensitivity toward others 
  + Established networks 
  + Variety of professional experiences 
  + Willingness to support the growth of the Mentee and maintaining a confidential interaction

Responsibilities: 
  + Support the goals of the Mentoring Program 
  + Understand that the Mentee is responsible for her career development 
  + Make time to be available 
  + Listen proactively
  + Share candid concerns and feedback to support Mentee’s journey 
  + Counsel Mentee on the culture and behavior of the corporation/industry 
  + Assist Mentee by providing direction and opportunity for challenging assignments
  + Maintain open communication (accessibility) 
  + Provide honest feedback 
  + Share professional information and experiences, successes or failures 
  + Address ineffective behaviors (be sensitive to the relationship and the form of communication agreed to by the Mentee) 
  + Keep commitments 
  + Keep confidences shared by Mentee

Benefits and Rewards: 
  + Exposure to the emerging talent pool
  + Ongoing attention to your own career development
  + The satisfaction of imparting wisdom and experience without a huge time commitment
  + Enhancement of coaching, leadership, management, and recruiting skills
  + Exposure to diverse thoughts, styles, personalities, and cultures
  + Opportunities for recruitment to our profession and/or your employment setting
  + Give back to your association and/or profession
  + Create a lasting career network