A group of Facilities Management staff celebrated completion of the department’s inaugural Mentor Program on May 21, 2013.
The voluntary one-year program, which launched in May 2012, pairs mentors with mentees in an opportunity for professional growth and development. Mentors help their partners identify career goals, involve them in hands-on learning opportunities, and facilitate internal and external networking. Some of the program’s broader goals include fostering teamwork, transferring institutional knowledge, and planning for succession as key leaders retire.
“This inaugural session of our mentoring program was a success by any measure and reaffirms our commitment to continued employee growth and development,” says Steve Thweatt, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management. “We look forward to improving the program even more going forward.”
Eighteen mentor/mentee pairs participated in the program. The next round of applications will be accepted in August, with the program set to begin in September.