Would you benefit from a mentor? Let us know!
The UCOP Mentorship Program allows staff to share and learn career skills and leadership practices, guide and navigate the UCOP culture, and establish long-term professional relationships. Mentor-mentee pairings provide a supportive structure for cultivating contacts, exploring challenges and furthering personal and professional growth.
Usually, our program is in full swing at this time of year, but due to COVID-19, we have delayed its launch to focus on supporting remote work and to envision how the program might continue virtually. Now, we are seeking input from staff to determine whether and how a virtual mentorship program might support you during this time.
Past participants have found the program extremely valuable. “I had a wonderful mentor! I’m very grateful to the program for making that relationship possible,” reported one participant. “I appreciated the ability to shape the terms of the mentorship according to my and my mentor’s needs and preferences. My mentor dispensed invaluable advice and perspective; it’s a connection that will continue long after the program.”
“The Mentorship Program is great for those who would like help identifying and thinking through achievable goals, and those who want to be held accountable for making progress towards those goals,” added another attendee. “For someone who has had a hard time figuring out how to find a mentor, having the opportunity facilitated by OP was invaluable.”mentor, professional development, Survey, UCOP Mentorship Program