Washington State University is preparing to conduct a system wide pilot Virtual Staff Mentoring and Professional Development Program during the 2020–2021 academic year, beginning in October 2020 and running through May 2021.
To apply to be considered for the upcoming cohort, either as a mentee or mentor, please submit an application by 11:59 p.m. PST on Sept. 30, 2020.
With supervisory approval, the mentor/mentee program is available to all WSU staff. Supervisors are encouraged to allow staff members to participate in accordance with WSU’s BPPM 60.72 Release Time Policy.
Mentor: A mentor is a person who has professional and life experience and who voluntarily agrees to help a mentee develop skills, competencies, or goals. Put another way, a mentor is an advisor and role model who is willing to invest in the mentee’s personal growth and professional development.
Mentee: A mentee is someone who has identified a specific personal or professional goal and who believes that the guidance and help of a mentor–-and being held accountable to the mentor–-can help them achieve their goal.
Applicants will be notified in October 2020, whether or not they have been selected to participate in the upcoming pilot virtual cohort, running from October 2020–May 2021.
HRS will solicit feedback from virtual program participants across the WSU system to assess the program at the end of the Spring 2021 semester to determine feasibility and continuation options.