The purpose of the Leadership Development Mentorship Program is twofold. Its primary aim is to create meaningful relationships between Laurier leaders, allowing leaders to successfully navigate the university environment through the application of leadership strengths. The second purpose is to provide leaders with opportunities to make a difference in the professional lives of their colleagues through sharing of professional experiences and expertise.
About the program
The program is open to any member of the management group (manager level and above). Prospective mentors and mentees will indicate their interest by completing a profile form and submitting it to Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD). L&OD will review profile forms and match mentees with a mentor. All mentees and mentors will then be invited to attend an initial information session to ensure that the participants have all the necessary tools and resources in order to create a successful mentoring experience. This session will provide an overview of the program, the mentor/mentee roles and responsibilities and provide a series of resources for the mentorship relationship. Mentors and mentees are asked to commit to meet 1-2 hours per month for 6-12 months.
Objectives of the program
By the end of the mentorship program the:
Mentees will be able to:
Mentors will be able to:
Benefits to Mentees
·Build on the knowledge gained from the leadership development program
·Develop skills in giving and receiving feedback
·Receive encouragement and support to achieve self-identified goals
·Develop new networks
·Explore new and different perspectives on leadership
·Improve problem solving and decision making capabilities
·Demonstrate strengths and explore potential
Benefits to Mentors
·Apply strengths as identified in the extraordinary leader program
·Develop skills in coaching and active listening
·Refine skills in giving and receiving feedback
·Learn new perspectives and approaches to leadership
·Personal and professional development
·Contribute to the development of leaders at Laurier
Matching Mentees with Mentors Process
We are receiving applications on an ongoing basis and will work on matching pairs as we receive applications.