The FAS Staff Mentoring Program gives FAS staff the opportunity to connect and learn from one another. Mentees receive access to expertise, support, and guidance, as well as the opportunity to expand their professional network. Since its pilot launch in 2007, more than 400 FAS staff have participated in the Mentoring Program.
In 2016, the Mentoring Program started to offer mentoring rings (i.e. group mentoring) to give participants a broader group of peers and mentors to connect with and learn from. Each mentoring ring includes approximately six mentees and two mentors.
Mentoring Program Goals
Cultivate a sense of FAS community, connectedness, and collaboration.
Through regular interactions and joint learning, mentoring rings naturally form a community in which mentees can grow, explore ideas, celebrate success, and find support.
- Build an inclusive culture that creates diverse networks within FAS for advancement and growth. Mentoring rings enable mentees to connect on a broader level with staff from across the FAS. Group discussions provide insight into different roles/units in the FAS and create an environment that encourages career exploration.
Promote a culture of learning.
Participants learn from each other and are encouraged to share that learning with colleagues in their department/unit. Reciprocal mentoring is encouraged, with all members of the mentoring ring contributing and encouraging each other to invest in continued learning and self growth.
- FY18 enrollment details will be sent to all staff in mid-July. Enrollment will take place in August. The program will run from November 2017 to June 2018.
- Mentee slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To be eligible to enroll, FAS staff need to have worked at the FAS for at least one year, be in good standing, and have their manager's support to participate in the program.