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We invite you to check out the online Introduction to Mentoring to discover what the program is about and how it can help you.
Formal One-Year Guided Program
Time: Two per year
National Rollouts are mentoring events where any USGS employee can seek a mentor and USGS employees with 5 years or greater of USGS service are encouraged to apply as a mentor. They occur twice a year, Spring and Fall and are an all out recruitment blitz. Protégés are sought and encouraged to apply for a mentor. Applications are received from every discipline and all regions. The purpose of these National Rollouts is to increase the availability of formal mentoring to the USGS employees. The benefits of National Rollouts include widespread availability, increased mentoring, increased sharing of knowledge, cost-effective learning, decreased learning curves and increased acculturation.
- Two per year
- Fall/Winter Rollout, January 19 , 2017 (Make-up date: February 7, 2017)
- Spring/Summer Rollout, June 27, 2017 (Make-up date: July 20, 2017)
- Program Eligibility Requirements
- The Formal One-Year Guided Mentoring Program is open to all USGS employees in all regions. Those employees who are seeking guidance, hoping to learn new skills and are wanting to become a better leader are invited to apply for a mentor. All USGS employees with greater than 5 years of USGS service are invited to apply to be a mentor. Wherever possible, partnerships will be paired within the same region. Supervisory approval is required for all participants.
- Funding for 30 pairs
- Recruitment efforts 6 weeks prior to rollout date
- Matching based on goals and objectives of Protégé
- Targeted mentor recruitment
- Cyber training
- Learning Exchanges
Fall/Winter 2014/2015 celebration for partnerships completing their year long commitment.
- January 26, 2015
Spring/Summer 2015-2016 celebration for partnerships completing their year long commitment.
- July 13, 2016
Transitioning Mentoring is mentoring for those who are transitioning into new/other jobs within the USGS. These participants include those with greater than 5 years of service. This component of the USGS Mentoring Program would be part of the Formal Program. The purpose of Transitional Mentoring is to provide all the employees of the USGS a formal mentoring opportunity. This component expands the opportunity to those employees with greater than 5-years of service but who have transitioned into a new position or role. The benefit of Transitional Mentoring is that it offers a mentoring resource to those who are in need of a role model, guidance and information even though they may have several years of service to the USGS.
Just in Time Mentoring
This program involves meeting the mentoring needs of an individual, Cost Center or Team for a short duration and for a specific transfer of knowledge. The purpose of “Just in Time Mentoring” is to provide a resource for those with specific short term mentoring needs who need assistance in finding and pairing employees, within the USGS, who possess that necessary skill. The benefit of “Just in Time Mentoring “is that it enables employees to receive timely information, knowledge and learning in a cost-effective manner. This section of the e-mentoring platform will allow access to the following opportunities:
- Call a Mentor
- Ask a Question—(Submission of a question to an identified mentor via email)
- Short Term Mentoring (1 time, 2 weeks to 6 months)
- Funded by the Cost Center seeking the information/mentor
- Program Eligibility Requirements
- The Just in Time Mentoring Program is open to all USGS employees in all regions. Wherever possible, partnerships will be paired within the same region. Supervisory approval is required for all participants.