The Professional Development Office is actively seeking mentors and mentees for the 2018 cohort. The program provides a professional development opportunity for lab employees who elect to become mentees or mentors and who are interested in ongoing learning.
Mentees will receive guidance in navigating their professional development and careers, while mentors will gain new perspectives on the lab and discover diverse ideas by engaging mentees. The program is open to those either seeking to mentor or those seeking to be a mentee, as well as individuals who are currently in a mentoring relationship.
What Participants Are Saying
“I see how what I do affects my division and how other Divisions are impacted.” ~ Mentee
“Don’t think of it [mentoring] as a weakness.” ~ Mentee
“A new respect for the challenges others face that work in other areas I’m unfamiliar with.” ~ Mentor
“Enhanced my leadership techniques.” ~ Mentor
To participate as a mentee, you must have a strong desire to learn. Mentors must have a strong interest in developing others, coupled with a desire for shared learning.
The 2018 Mentoring Initiative will roll out in the following phases:
July through September: Mentee and mentor profile submission
- October: Matching mentee and mentor pairs
- November: Finalize matched pairs
- January: Mentee and mentor orientations
- January 2018 through January 2019: Duration of the mentoring cycle.
Interested participants who are not selected for the 2018 cycle will have first consideration in the next cohort.
To learn more about the Mentoring Initiative, please visit the mentoring website. Mentor and mentee profiles can be submitted through September 29.