Presentation on theme: "An Initiative of Women and Infants’ Hospital and the UNAP/RI Hospital Health Care Education Trust A Career Pathways System for Employees of Partner Health."— Presentation transcript:
An Initiative of Women and Infants’ Hospital and the UNAP/RI Hospital Health Care Education Trust A Career Pathways System for Employees of Partner Health Care Employers and Community Residents
What is Stepping Up an innovative partnership between health care employers and the community The goal - to provide guidance, coaching, education/training and support services to persons interested in creating a long-term careers in healthcare. Our “Grow our Own” strategy helps employees become licensed and credentialed for the many high-growth, high-demand jobs of the future.
Services College and pre-college courses Skills training (foundation & job-specific) Career exploration Career coaching Mentoring Tutoring Job Shadowing Internships ESOL and GED ( English for speakers of other languages)
A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. Oprah Winfrey
Mentor Program Goal to provide professional support and guidance to minimize initial employment anxiety increase new employee retention, and to provide a valuable resource for questions and tips on acclimating to the new job environment
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. Benjamin Disraeli
Overview 1 The Stepping Up mentoring program seeks to foster the professional growth of its clients through a traditional mentoring process with these features: Each mentor is assigned no more than five mentees. Mentors are encouraged to meet with each mentee at least one hour per quarter.
Overview 2 Mentors serve for at least six months. Mentors and mentees are paired according to responses to a grouping questionnaire. Mentor/Mentee groupings are established in cooperation with the Stepping Up Career Advisor. Mentor/Mentee relationships are evaluated annually.
Mentor Criteria 1 or more years experience in current position. an exemplary/competent employee who can communicate skills and procedures of the department successful completion of the mentor training program no supervisory role over the mentee
Training a comprehensive two-day training focusing on program expectations, the conduct of an effective mentor, diversity sensitivity. The goal is to enhance the skill sets of the mentor.
Mentor An experienced and trusted adviser An experienced person in a company who trains and counsels new employees To advise or train someone (especially a younger colleague)
What is expected of me as a mentor? 1 Maintain effective communication with the mentee Help the mentee develop an appropriate learning plan Provide guidance based on the mentee's learning and developmental needs Display patience and tolerance Help the mentee to: access appropriate experts build professional relationships manage change prepare for advancement Have reasonable expectations of the mentee
What is expected of me as a mentor? 2 Be a resource, advisor, role model, sponsor, etc. Give encouragement Help the mentee see the big picture Follow through with meetings, phone calls, and emails Provide and receive feedback Maintain a positive outlook Be willing to use mentee mistakes as opportunities to learn Be accountable and responsible for the relationship's success perform periodic assessments
What is expected of the mentee? Initiate and drive the relationship Assess areas of strength and development Establish a mentoring agreement and an individual learning plan Prepare for advancement Work with the Career Advisor in identifying a mentor who can help meet mentee goals
What is expected of the mentee? 2 Maintain effective communication with the Career Advisor and mentor Be willing to learn, complete assignments, listen actively, receive and give feedback, improve skills and develop new skills Follow through with meetings, phone calls, and emails Be accountable and responsible for the relationship's success
What’s in it for the mentor? opportunity to give back train the next generation. Mentees appreciate what mentors do on their own time enjoy having the close involvement with mentee Seeing a person grow and learn is an affirmation of the mentor's efforts.
What’s in it for the mentor? 2 The special bond that develops between mentor and protégé can develop into a career-long friendship. mentors feel better about themselves, and their work will make a better impression on clients. Opportunity to learn from each other
What’s in it for the mentor? 3 Identify your areas of expertise Share your expertise, experience, knowledge and skills an opportunity to develop others an opportunity to identify your levels of decision making, problem solving, conflict management, and strategic thinking skills
What’s in it for the mentor? 4 an opportunity to hone your management skills an opportunity to use, enhance, and impart your communication skills Offers you a personal and professionally rewarding experience Provides a unique sense of satisfaction, joy, and gratification
What’s in it for the mentee? An expanded personal network A sounding board for testing ideas and plans Positive and constructive feedback on professional and personal development Increased self-awareness and self-discipline Accelerated development and growth An opportunity to: improve technical proficiency and professional competency develop management and leadership skills prepare for advancement into a high growth high demand career manage change advance educational level
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. Unknown