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The Staff Leadership Mentor Program is a structured mentorship program that matches mentors and mentees and provides guidance and support over the course of a year. This program develops the UIC careers of individual employees and strengthens UIC's organizational continuity through knowledge-sharing and employee engagement.
Academic Professional and Civil Service employees are welcome to participate in the mentoring program as a mentor or mentee, or both.
Faculty are not eligible for this program and are encouraged to apply to the UIC Faculty Mentor Program. More information may be found here.
Webinars are among the educational events that support program participants. Click below to view recorded webinars:
The program supports mentoring pairs for a year, though many pairs continue their relationship beyond their participation in the program.
The program supports those seeking a mentor or mentee as well as existing mentor pairs. The Staff Leadership Mentor Program matches mentors and mentees and provides information, training, and advice to mentor pairs throughout the year.
To participate, complete a mentor or mentee application form, attend the program meetings, and contact your mentoring liaison for help in developing the mentor relationship.
Mentors and mentees are asked to attend the kick-off and wrap-up meetings. Several educational programs are held during the year to provide information, training, and support to program participants. Each mentoring pair determines their meeting schedule.
The information provided in the application forms are used to match mentors and mentees according to professional interest and expertise. Once matched, mentoring pairs will meet to confirm a successful match.
Mentors benefit from the mutual exchange of professional and personal support.
Mentoring provides mentees with enhanced coaching—someone to talk to regarding issues, concerns, and developmental objectives.
The Mentoring Resource Guide is a general reference covering aspects of both mentor and mentee roles. It also provides contact information to use throughout the year.
The Goal Setting Form will help mentor pairs identify goals and actions mentees can take to achieve the mentee’s goals.
The Mentor Program Evaluation is a feedback form to promote program improvements based on participant experience. This form is used at the end of the year to capture your feedback.
A broad range of learning tools, including e-learning coursed, focus on building successful mentor relationships are available through SkillSoft Learning.
Dan Rockwell, How any Leader can Kickstart and Land a Powerful Conversation
Katya Andresen, The Best Mentors for Your Career Growth - and How to Find Them
Randy Emelo, Who is the Best Mentor for You?
Randy Emelo, Mentoring for Productivity
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