The Infrastructure & Sustainability Division Mentor Program (ISMP) is designed to provide our staff an opportunity for professional and personal development, along with ongoing learning. Mentor partner teams serve as role models to each other, providing support in identifying and pursuing career goals, and enhancing skills to prepare employees for future success in their careers with our department and the University of Colorado Boulder.
Partner teams are matched according to their respective experience and career goals. The role is completely voluntary and the match should be mutual between both parties. Each participant should be a good listener, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy sharing your knowledge.
If your department falls under the division of Infrastructure & Sustainability, please consider participating in this employee development opportunity. The benefits and value to you and your mentor or mentee can be unlimited depending on your involvement and commitment to the program. The program is voluntary, and the time commitment is determined by each partnership. Partners are expected to meet at least twice a month. If you would like to partner with a specific person, please contact them ahead of time, and if they agree, list them on your program application.
To be considered for the program, you must be a certified employee (three months of employment in any of the departments within the division of Infrastructure & Sustainability) and in good standing, having received at least a satisfactory rating on your last performance evaluation, and have no attendance issues. If you are from another CU department and would like to participate in the program, please reach out to Kelsey Draper to discuss options.
Details for the 2022-2023 Cohort
Programming will include a leadership roundtable and behind-the-scenes campus tours. Upon successful completion of ISMP, participants will earn a CU Boulder micro-credential and digital badge.
ISMP will be using LinkedIn Learning to help facilitate your learning. As a participant you’ll be assigned a pathway to help you and your partner through the curriculum. Participation in the modules is not a requirement. To assist in your mentorship experience we will take a deep dive into the following modules.
Integrating Professional Development
- No matter the professional level, we can all benefit from learning how to succeed in our careers. Mentors can help guide you through challenges by listening, asking questions, and sharing wisdom gained from their own experiences.
Personal Strategic Planning
- Developing your personal strategic plan will be the focus of this module. Working with your mentor partner, you’ll learn how to develop your unique mission statement (prioritizing both your professional and personal goals), determine what resources you’ll need to succeed, and how to execute on both.
- Time management plays a vital role not only in organizations but also our personal lives. Mentor teams will develop tools for effective planning, setting goals and objectives, deadlines, and prioritizing tasks.
- Over the holidays, ISMP Gives is in place to support and celebrate our CU Boulder community. ISMP Gives has partnered with local nonprofits in hosting both toy and food drives for those in need.