OrientationPresentation1 - Santa Rosa Junior College

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OrientationPresentation1 - Santa Rosa Junior College

Welcome to Santa Rosa Junior College’s

Pilot Mentoring Program

for Classified Staff

Benefits for SRJC:

Research indicates that successful mentorship programs increase

employee retention, work performance, job satisfaction, and job

advancement (Suzanne Gage Brainard University of Washington, 1995)

Mentoring programs are often cited as best practices, and

are available for staff at many colleges

Mentoring has been identified as an important influence in

professional development in both the public and private sector

(US Office of Personnel Management, 2008)


Some (but certainly not all!) Benefits of Being a

Mentor:

Satisfaction of helping a colleague

An expanded network of colleagues

Recognition for service to the college community

Increased self-esteem, self- confidence and

affirmation of professional competence


In general, successful mentoring relationships have the

following elements:

Partnership

Mutually defined goals

Collaboration

Development


Before meeting for the first time,

mentors and mentees

should reflect on the

expectations they have for their

relationship


As a mentor, what are your expectations?

Why do you want to mentor?

What do you see as your role?

How much time do you have to spend with your

mentee?

What topics are you uncomfortable discussing?

(Excerpted from National Academy of Engineering of National Academies, nae.edu)


As a mentor, what are your expectations?

(Excerpted from National Academy of Engineering of National Academies, nae.edu)


During their first meeting, the mentor and mentee should

take the following steps:

Discuss why they want to be in a mentoring relationship

Define their roles in the mentoring relationship

Share what they have to offer in the relationship,

e.g., knowledge, skills, resources, etc.

(Washington State Department Personnel, 1993)


During their first meeting, the mentor and mentee should

take the following steps:

Review the specific information the mentee hopes to gain

Clarify any limits that they may have for the relationship

Discuss how to deal with confidentiality issues

(Washington State Department Personnel, 1993)


During their first meeting, the mentor and mentee should

take the following steps:

Determine any time constraints

Decide on the number and length of contacts per month

Agree on a procedure for notifying each other if one will

be late or absent

(Washington State Department Personnel, 1993)


Mentors Qualities:

Committed to the mentoring relationship

Good listener

Non-judgmental

Excerpted from Brainard, S.G. and Ailes-Sengers, L.A. (1994)


Mentors Qualities:

Sensitive to another person's interests

Stable and flexible

Honest, patient and trustworthy.

(Excerpted from Brainard, S.G. and Ailes-Sengers, L.A. (1994) )


SRJC Classified Mentoring Program

Goals:

Introduce new employees to Santa Rosa Junior

College and help them to become part of the college

community

Assist current employees who have assumed a new position at

SRJC to adapt to their new surroundings and responsibilities

Connect employees with one another (formal and

informal/professional and social networking)


SRJC Classified Mentoring Program

Goals:

Introduce new employees to others in the District who

can aid them in achieving job success

Encourage new employees to explore promotion/leadership

opportunities such as serving on committees

(including strategic planning and accreditation, joining task forces

and other college activities)


The Role of the SRJC Classified

Mentor is to…

Serve as a guide, role model, and expert to the new

classified member

Be a good listener and give the employee the

opportunity to discuss questions or concerns

Help employee to become familiar with SRJC’s mission


The Role of the SRJC Classified

Mentor is to…

Meet regularly with employee… coffee, lunch or after work

(at least once per month)

Accompany employee to at least one event such as:

Classified campus events, President's events, lunch time

events - Arts & Lectures and music performances,

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