2 Mentee Quotes“My mentor had the wisdom to quickly figure out who I am and the guidance I needed. Even at a late stage in my career path, he gave me a window into how others see me, increased my confidence and sense of value to OP, and helped me clarify personal values I had never articulated.” – Patti Meagher, Communications ( ) ”The UCOP Mentorship Program provides for an excellent learning opportunity and can serve as a valuable asset in your career development plan.” - Cheryl Bennett, External Relations ( ) “The mentor program was invaluable to me. I gained a better understanding of UCOP dynamics, met some great new people and learned a ton from my mentor. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.” – Danielle McNamara – Education Partnerships ( ) “My Mentor provided me with the inspiration and motivation to achieve an unprecedented level of career development. I achieved 3 levels of trade level certification and completed a number of UC Learning Center class opportunities.” – Matthew Leet – Building & Administrative Services ( )
3 UCOP Mentorship Program Overview Program Highlights9-month volunteer program pairs experienced leaders and professionals across OP departments with career staff who seek to develop themselves professionallySupportive structure in which participants can cultivate contacts, explore challenges, and enhance effectiveness as they design their personal growth and career pathsProvides the opportunity to gather information, develop peer support, learn more about management, and better understand the organizational culture of the Office of the President.
4 Benefits of the Mentorship Program For the Office of the PresidentStrengthen institutional cultureLeverage talent across organizationIncrease “workplace satisfaction” of individuals involved in mentoringUncover latent talentIncrease communication within UCOP, particularly non-hierarchical pathwaysPositively impacts engagement and retention
5 Benefits of the Mentorship Program For MentorsTransference of expertise; opportunities to translate values and strategies into actionsGain insights and alternative perspectives about other areas of the UniversityOpportunity to practice coaching skillsIncreased support for the University’s missions and goalsFor MenteesExpansion of professional networkIncreased self-awareness and disciplinePotential to accelerate development and growthPositive and constructive feedback on professional development issues
6 The Facts about the Program The UCOP Mentorship Program IS a program thatAllows successful individuals – mentors – to share wise counsel, knowledge, coaching, and advice with menteesHighlights mentors’ interpersonal skillsEncourages mentees’ professional developmentThe UCOP Mentorship Program is NOTAn orientation program for new employeesAn automatic means for promotionsA determination of level of performance (via acceptance into the program)
7 Participation in the Program MentorsWell-respected, loyal advisors and coaches who are willing to share their experiencesExperienced UCOP managers and professionalsEmployed at UC for at least 2 years, 1 year at UCOP (recommended)MenteesApply to the program (target is mentees, depending on size of mentor pool)Career employeesEmployed at UC / UCOP for at least 1 year (recommended)
8 Timeline Overview for 2015 October August September Mentee applications due August 7Mentee selectionCollect mentor resumesSeptemberReception for mentees and mentors to meet and mingle and other orientation activitiesMentees state preferencesPairings confirmedOctoberProgram begins
9 SupportThe Mentorship Program Team will provide day-to-day support for the program.Linda KlinkPhone:Karen ArnoldPhoneWebsite: