Over the next five
to ten years, Oregon state government will be facing many new challenges and
opportunities heightening the need to preserve institutional memory and
experiential knowledge. While we have employees with the necessary leadership
potential, we need to provide them the opportunities and means to develop
skills so they are ready to successfully step into those important leadership
roles. One tool of that development is through a mentorship program.
The DAS – Chief
Human Resources Office has launched a statewide mentoring program for emerging
leaders. The purpose of the mentoring program is to provide emerging
managers with the opportunities and means to develop skills so they are
competitive in order to pursue a leadership role within state government.
From this program, the mentee can expect to develop a skill or competency, practice accepting feedback from a consistent source while also improving their confidence and communication skills. Additionally, the mentee will learn to maintain a professional relationship and expand their network.
Mentors will be able to strengthen their listening skills, obtain a sense of fulfillment, enhance relationship building skills and gain an added sense of purpose.
You must be a full-time state employee.
You must be interested in pursuing a management career path.
You must have completed the emerging manager training program (Management education).
Have your manager's approval to participate in the program.
Be able to commit to attend the mentee orientation.
Be able to commit to meet with your mentor six times throughout the program.
You must be a manager or supervisor currently managing staff (e.g. principal executive manager or supervisor).
You must have a minimum of three years management experience (private or public sector).
Commitment to attend a training on mentoring.
Be able to commit to meet with your mentee six times throughout the program.
Your manager supports your participation in the program.
Training and Orientation
- Each month mentees and mentors will be provided with a list of possible discussion topics. These are completely optional and meant to help initiate conversations.