IT@Cornell Mentoring Program
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The mission of the IT@Cornell Mentoring Program is to support and guide personal growth of IT@Cornell’s internal talent by providing participants with access to experienced peers and colleagues who can facilitate leadership and development opportunities.
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- Establish connections/networking opportunities within IT@Cornell.
- Help employees transition into a new role.
- Help experienced employees enhance their career potential or identify new career paths.
- Assist new managers by pairing them with an experienced manager within an IT organization.
- Reassess and modify the program based on feedback.
What Is Mentoring?
Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person (Mentor) shares knowledge, skills, information, and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else (Mentee).
Role of the Mentee
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Qualities of an Effective Mentee
- Has realistic expectations of the mentor relationship
- Accepts the mentoring relationship with “no strings attached”
- Is willing to express dilemmas, feelings, emotions
- Listens well
- Values and is open to the opinions of others
- Engages in self-examination
- Has the courage to try out new behaviors and patterns
Qualities of an Effective Mentor
- Shares skills, knowledge, and expertise
- Demonstrates a positive attitude and acts as a positive role model
- Take a personal interest in the mentoring relationship
- Exhibits enthusiasm in the IT field
- Values ongoing learning and growth in the IT field
- Provides guidance and constructive feedback
- Is respected by colleagues and employees at all levels of the organization
- Sets and meets ongoing personal and professional goals
- Values the opinions and initiatives of others
- Motivates others by setting a good example
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Tips for Mentoring
Mentoring Others (Lynda.com, video)
9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Mentors (Skillsoft, book)