Related Activities/Actions:
  • Mentoring Structure
    • The mentor is typically more experienced than the mentee. Mentoring is a partnership in which an experienced member of the organization (the mentor) provides information, guidance and support to another person (mentee).
    • A mentor is a trusted, experienced counselor or guide—a teacher, coach, motivator, sponsor, advisor, referral agent, role model and door opener. A mentor is a person who has a sincere desire to enhance the success of others. A mentor is a supportive, patient, honest, trustworthy, and an effective communicator.
    • A mentee is an achiever—a bright, motivated person who seizes the opportunity to grow and excel. Mentees take responsibility for their own career growth and development by being honest, open and receptive to the mentor’s guidance.

Staff Development Mentor/Mentee Primary Goals
  • Exchange of wisdom, experience, enthusiasm and new ideas
  • Leadership development
  • Operational assistance
  • Professional and personal development

Ideas for What Mentors Might Want to Do
  • Sit with your associate at meetings
  • Phone or mail conference periodically
  • Mentor may observe in action, provide specific and immediate feedback about strengths or suggestions
  • Any support structure devised
  • Share critical information about NDE personnel and duties
  • Assist in planning, i.e. workshops, grant committee meetings, graduate course processes
  • Be a phone call or email away to listen, share, confirm or suggest
  • Invite associate when hosting a workshop on a critical issue