If you’re an industry leader — or want to become one — here’s your chance to learn, grow and forge meaningful relationships with others. This mentoring program harnesses the power of the group to help mentees set and achieve professional/career goals and forge new connections. Mentoring takes place in small groups, and each group functions independently setting its own meeting dates, times and locations.
• Mentors and mentees complete the mentoring program application; the mentoring program committee uses the information provided in the match process to create mentoring groups
• Each mentoring group is made up of two mentors and three to five mentees
• Mentoring group members share a common area of interest/focus, developmental area or type of goal
• Mentors and mentees are notified about their assigned group and are encouraged to introduce/connect with each other prior to the kickoff event
• Key program information (definition of mentoring, mentor/mentee roles and responsibilities, goal setting forms/other available tools and resources) will be shared with mentors and mentees prior to/during the kickoff
• Mentees set a goal at the beginning of the program; mentors (as well as other members of the mentoring group) help mentees make progress toward achieving their goals.
• All mentors and mentees participate in the kickoff event; each mentoring group determines its own rules/expectations and establishes its own meeting format and schedule
• Mentoring groups work together over the course of six to seven months, meeting at least once a month to help mentees make progress toward their goals
• Most mentoring group meetings take place in person
• Depending on interest, one or more virtual mentoring groups may also be offered
• At the end of the program, mentees assess the progress they made toward their goals and consider how to continue to leverage/apply what they’ve learned
• April (date TBA): Mentoring training webinar (required for all mentors; will also be recorded)
• 10 April, 2017: Mentoring program materials available electronically to mentors and mentees
• 27 April, 2017: Kickoff meeting (in-person attendance required for all mentors and mentees)
• May-October: Mentoring groups meet independently based on the group’s determined schedule (minimum monthly)
• July 2017: Mentoring group checkups
• November 2017: Mentoring program close – to be determined (virtual or in person)
Mentee or mentor?
• Mentees are emerging leaders. They have a strong sense of their development needs and can identify one or more areas in which they need mentoring support. Mentees must have the time to prepare for their group’s meetings, fully participate and help plan these sessions, and then “do the work” — that is, be willing to stretch, take risks and use resources to tackle their mentoring goal.
• Mentors are seasoned executives with significant experience in the healthcare industry or related services. They have a keen sense of their own strengths coupled with the ability and commitment needed to guide their mentees. Mentors are willing to share of themselves — relaying stories and anecdotes from their careers, recounting successes and failures, offering ideas and approaches and identifying tools and connections. Most mentors have experience in a director-level or higher position and/or have developed both individuals and teams.