Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else. We all have a need for insight that is outside of our normal life and educational experience. The power of mentoring is that it creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement and problem-solving.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” John C. Cosby
What is a mentor? A mentor facilitates personal and professional growth in an individual by sharing the knowledge and insights that have been learned through the years. A mentor is a coach, guide, tutor, facilitator, counselor and trusted advisor. A mentor is someone willing to spend his or her time and expertise to guide the development of another person.
What is a mentee? A mentee is an achiever prepared for advancement by being provided opportunities to excel beyond the limits of his or her position.
A mentorship is a relationship formed between a mentor and mentee with the goal of sharing knowledge and expertise between the mentor and the mentee. It can be a formal relationship with written goals and scheduled meeting times, or it can be as informal as an occasional chat or email exchange.
Mentoring Relationship Objectives:
Experience a stimulating journey of self discovery and development which will provide you exposure to opportunities for personal and professional fulfillment and achievement.
The Mentorship Program of SGMP’s Rocky Mountain Chapter helps members seek the knowledge they need to know about SGMP and prepare them to become future leaders of our Chapter and organization.
We are excited to provide three different types of mentoring.
- Traditional: Set up certain days and times to meet. Attend monthly trainings together. 90 days – 1 year duration.
- Flash: Meet before or after the meeting. Attend monthly trainings together. 90 day duration.
- Virtual: Meet with each other virtually via WebEx/Zoom. Attend monthly trainings either livestream or in person. 90 day duration.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM?
Member Satisfaction – Members who participate will have a higher member satisfaction.
Member Retention – Members who are mentored will stay in the organization longer.
Reduce Frustration – Mentoring provides an avenue for new members to find resources.
Ready to start your mentorship journey? Contact Pam Temple, CGMP.
“Mentoring is one of the strategies that can close the gender gap in Leadership.” Pat Mitchell