Remember when you tried something new, something you'd never done before? Wasn't it a little less scary with a helping hand and a reassuring voice to support you? That's the power of mentoring. HR/NY's mentoring program is serious business, for both mentors and mentees. And while the mentees are typically members of Gen X or Gen Y, anyone can be a mentor or a mentee. But to make the program work, we need your support.
The Mentoring Program is a fundamental expression of HR/NY's overall commitment to each member's personal growth and professional development.
The professional relationship between a mentor and a mentee is a special one. While it is necessary to maintain an understanding of the needs of both parties, the priority in this relationship is to work towards establishing and attaining the mentee's goals.
The Mentoring Program provides the opportunity to apply real-life wisdom, and the benefit of each participant's point-of-view, to workplace and personal situations. Regardless of age or career tenure, HR/NY believes that all members have something to offer each other.
We rely upon both the mentee and the mentor to develop and nurture their relationship; however, the program is designed to provide the opportunity for the mentee to practice initiative and to play an active role in the partnership.
These special mentoring relationships allow members to gain satisfaction in knowing that each has made a contribution to strengthen the Human Resource community of HR/NY professionals.
|Mentoring Committee Chair
Joan Ceinski (View Bio)
|Mentoring Committee Board Advisors
Susan Conlon, firstname.lastname@example.org (View Bio)
Anne Donovan, email@example.com (View Bio)
Stuart M. Friedman, firstname.lastname@example.org (View Bio)
Margaret McLean Walsh, email@example.com (View Bio)
Mary-Anne Walsh, Maryanne@walshadvisors.com (View Bio)
I think we would all agree that this a phenomenal opportunity that HR/NY is providing to its members. But, the program may not be for everybody. Please take a moment to review the requirements and time commitment of our mentoring program to see if it would be a good fit for you.Mentee
*Why do I want to be in this type of relationship? What do I want to gain from it?
Consider your readiness and availability to be a mentee. If you believe a mentoring relationship would be helpful to your professional development, this is an opportunity to actively pursue and obtain guidance and advice.
Also, consider how and why you feel support and guidance from a more experienced professional will benefit you. This is not about finding a new friend or inroads into a new organization. You need to determine the specific things you want to learn in this relationship and how you will apply them towards building your career.
As a mentee, it is critically important that you fully understand the commitment to participate in the program. Please consider the following:
*Your mentor has made a commitment to helping you build your career. Kindly respect the sacrifice of time and effort your mentor has made for you.
After the initial meeting, you are responsible for taking the lead in setting a schedule and determining the issues you want to discuss in the meetings. We recommend that you come prepared to a meeting with written questions or objectives.
Be open and willing to accept guidance and constructive insights from your mentor. To be successful, this relationship relies upon honesty and forthrightness. Trust that your mentor has your best interests in mind.
Click here to fill out 2013 Mentee Application
*What are the responsibilities of being a mentor? What skills and advice can I offer my mentoring partner that will help develop his/her career?
A mentor is defined as any professional who can share personal insights and provide guidance as well as support to help establish and reach the mentee's professional goals. With this definition in mind, the mentor can often serve as teacher, sponsor, coach, supporter, counselor, and role model.
As a mentor, it is critically important that you fully understand the commitment to participate in the program. Please consider the following:
*Be honest and consider what will be required of you in terms of time, effort, and openness. A mentor must be willing to be available to a mentee at least once a month.
If you are interested in submitting an application for the 2014 Mentoring Program, please complete the form for the role you are interested in taking. The application review process will begin in the 4th quarter of 2013 and the form will be available online by September 20th.
Click here to fill out 2013 Mentor Application
Click here to fill out 2013 Mentee Application
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the Mentoring Committee Members.