Fall 2019: Staff Council Mentorship Program

by Michelle Saport  |   

Staff Council is excited to introduce a new mentoring program that allows staff to connect with other staff members and engage in peer-to-peer professional development.

Existing UAA employees can grow their network on campus, develop interpersonal communication skills, and help positively impact the on-boarding of staff. New UAA employees can develop their understanding in a specific skill, network with other UAA employees, and grow their confidence in navigating UAA.

The Staff Council mentorship program offers two distinct opportunities for mentoring:

  1. Staff members who desire to share their specific areas of expertise, can engage in a one-on-one mentoring sessions with a new employee. Staff Council will match interested mentors and mentees based upon information submitted in the online mentorship registration form. One-on-one mentoring provides the most flexibility for mentors and mentees as both parties work together to establish a meeting time and location. Mentoring sessions can occur in a single session or through a series of sessions, and is determined by both the mentor and mentee. Mentors and mentees must adhere to the basic mentoring guidelines outlined by Staff Council.
  2. Staff members can also engage in a monthly brown bag, one-hour, lunch session hosted by Staff Council. These sessions are facilitated by Staff Council and purpose to support networking, help new employees navigate UAA resources, and provide an open Q&A for existing staff to share their knowledge with new employees. This opportunity is open to all staff (new and existing) and is a great way to step out of the office and meet new people.

For more information, please contact Staff Council member Falon Harkins at fdharkins@alaska.edu.

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