Mentoring

The goals of the program are to share knowledge, develop skills and provide career-oriented guidance to individuals in the university community.

Mentoring is a powerful relationship which provides the opportunity for more experienced individuals to share their professional knowledge and expertise with others who are less experienced. A mentor is a more experienced individual who helps and guides another individuals' development. The mentor's role will be to inspire, counsels and encourage the mentee in developing his/her vision for the future A mentee wishes to learn and gains insight and access to new skills and knowledge through the mentor's example and support. The relationship aims to enhance career development, job satisfaction, and work performance for mentees and to provide a sense of fulfillment for the mentor.


What are the Benefits?
All people engaged in mentoring relationships benefit from the experience. Through the mentoring program, both mentors and mentees have the opportunity to learn about themselves and others through engaging in intentional relationships with people who share something of interest in common, but who may also be generationally, ethnically, educationally, or professionally different than they are. The relationship aims to enhance career development, job satisfaction, and work performance for mentees and to provide a sense of fulfillment for the mentor.


Mentors benefit by:
• Building a stronger sense of community at the University,
• Learning new things about themselves and their profession,
• Being challenged to approach an issue through another’s perspective, and
• Increasing their own knowledge about mentoring of others, as well as themselves.

Mentees benefit by:
• Developing professional relationships with others who can advise on their personal and professional goals,
• Gaining a better understanding of the University community,
• Focusing on long-term career goals,
• Receiving insight from employees and colleagues whose experience can assist them in moving forward.

What are the roles of the mentor and mentee?
Traditionally, mentoring has been a collaborative process in which an employee with greater experience offers support, guidance, and advice to facilitate the learning and development of others who are less experienced.


Role of the Mentor:
• The mentor's role will be to inspire, counsel and encourage the mentee in developing his/her vision for the future.
Role of the Mentee:
• A mentee is typically someone who wishes to gain insight and access to new skills and knowledge through the mentor's example, guidance and support.

How to Become Involved:
Learning and Development will be there to support both the Mentor and Mentee throughout the entire process if you need it.
This program accepts Mentors and Mentees on continuous basis.
For additional information, to volunteer or recommend someone in your unit to participate in this program please contact training@mun.ca

To access the mentor and mentee forms, please visit the my.mun.ca portal and choose the Employee tab and then select HR forms.

 

Contact

Learning and Development

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca