SCE Mentor Program
“What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have.”
— Clint Eastwood
The SCE leadership is committed to supporting employees’ efforts to achieve their professional goals. This professional development mentor program is a part of this commitment.
What is mentoring?
We define mentoring as a purposeful and personal relationship in which a more experienced person (mentor) provides guidance, feedback and wisdom to facilitate the growth and development of a less experienced person (mentee). Mentoring relationships are wonderful opportunities for learning new skills and abilities, developing professional relationships and for personal and professional growth and development.
Who is eligible?
All SCE employees are invited to consider participating in the program, either as a mentor or as a mentee.
How does the program work?
- Employees who are interested in participating in the program should fill out the mentor/mentee interest survey.
- The mentor program committee will review the interest survey submissions and match mentors and mentees together based on their skills and interests.
- Selected mentors and mentees will receive training on the expectations of the program and tips for how to make the most of the relationship.
- At the beginning of the relationship mentors and mentees will most likely meet weekly or bi-weekly. Meetings may become less frequent over time.
- The SCE mentoring facilitator will hold a bi-monthly gathering for mentors to share questions and ideas.
- Mentor/mentee relationships will last for six months.
Where are the tools and forms for current participants?
- See the Participant Toolkit tab on this page.
How can I participate in the 2020 Mentoring Group?
- Fill out the mentor/mentee interest survey by January 17, 2020.
- The first round of mentor/mentee relationships started in July 2019. The next round will start mid-year in 2020.
The following Lynda.com videos can help you understand the value of entering a mentor relationship, plus what will be expected of you as a mentor or a mentee.
- Mentoring Others: An introduction to mentoring
- Being a Good Mentor: A more in-depth introduction to mentoring
Help with Lynda.com
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- Click Sign In.
- On the sign in screen click Sign in with your organization portal.
- Enter unc.edu and click Continue.
- Sign in to UNC Single Sign-On with your Onyen and password.
- July 17, 2018: Mentor and Mentee orientation
- TBA: First mentor gathering
- Program Agreement Form
- Program orientation presentation
- Sample Individual Development Plan
- Prep Form for Meetings
- Meeting Journal
- Useful topics for discussion:
- Status form. Mentors to submit after every meeting with their mentee.