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Mentorship Program Expectations

A. Program Expectations of Mentors:

  • Meet with mentee at least twice per year to discuss career goals and progress;
  • Annually document that meetings have occurred and file in mentee’s file;
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding shared information;
  • Be prepared to advocate on candidate’s behalf if required and with the mentee’s permission (process to be developed) and;
  • Participate in evaluation of program annually (brief survey)

B. Program Expectations of Mentees:

  • Accept personal responsibility for career development;
  • Set goals and timetables for completion of projects and invite reflections on progress towards them;
  • Be open to suggestions, advice, feedback.);
  • Listen and ask questions;
  • Be open about thoughts and feelings, provide feedback on what works and what doesn’t;
  • Undertake honest self-assessment regularly;
  • Share mistakes and perceived areas for improvement;
  • Identify barriers to goal achievement and provide potential solutions;
  • Maintain confidentiality of relationship; and
  • Commit time and energy to mentor/mentee relationship
  • Participate in evaluation of program annually (brief survey)

C. Program Expectation of Departments/Schools: (Department Head/School Director)

  • Identify a Champion for mentoring program
  • Promote program within Department or School
  • Recruit mentors (including Centre Directors)
  • Make the final decision re mentor/mentee pairs
  • Host event to celebrate program (possibly in conjunction with Centres, other Departments) and recognize mentors on annual basis.
  • Include mentors in annual report
  • Champions:
  • Work with Department Head/School Director to implement the program and determine recognition mechanisms for mentors
  • Attend meetings of working group during implementation phase and provide feedback to assist in successful implementation
  • Coordinate annual evaluations of the program within the Department/School for the Faculty Career Development Committee.
  • Facilitate resolution of unsatisfactory mentor/mentee relationships

Champions:

  • Work with Department Head/School Director to implement the program and determine recognition mechanisms for mentors
  • Attend meetings of working group during implementation phase and provide feedback to assist in successful implementation
  • Coordinate annual evaluations of the program within the Department/School for the Faculty Career Development Committee.
  • Facilitate resolution of unsatisfactory mentor/mentee relationships
 
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