Mentorship Program (Example)

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Mentorship Program (Example)

  1. 1. NAVMARFCSTCENNORVAINST 1000.1 01/1 25 Jan 10NAVMARFCSTCEN NORFOLK INSTRUCTION 1000.1From: Commanding Officer, Naval Maritime Forecast Center, NorfolkSubj: MENTORSHIP PROGRAMEncl: (1) Mentor and Protégé Contract (2) Protégé Goals and Career Objectives Sheet1. Purpose. To establish guidance for the Naval MaritimeForecast Center, Norfolk, Mentorship Program.2. Discussion. The Mentorship Program is an importantleadership tool which pairs experienced members ofNAVMARFCSTCEN, Norfolk, with junior personnel. It createsvaluable interaction on a regular basis between our Senior andJunior Sailors. Mentors have the ability to help Sailorsthrough numerous situations, clearing a smooth path on their wayto success. When properly executed, the Mentor-Protégérelationship should not replace or circumvent the traditionalrole of the chain of command, but rather augment that time-honored concept with another avenue/tool to promote the well-being and professional development of our junior Sailors. Putanother way, when a Mentor program is properly executed, both itand the chain of command will be fully engaged in a Sailor’swell-being and professional development.3. Policy. Mentors shall be assigned to all enlisted members,E-1 through E-7. Mentors will be E-5 (7412) and above.4. Responsibilities a. The Senior Enlisted Leader will: (1) have overall responsibility for coordinating theMentorship Program. (2) give direction and credibility to the program. (3) set the tone for the program.
  2. 2. NAVMARFCSTCENNORVAINST 1000.1 25 Jan 10 (4) utilize the program as a leadership tool. (5) ensures the coordinator tailors the program to fitthe command’s needs. b. The Command Mentor Coordinator (E-7) will: (1) manage and evaluate the Mentorship program. (2) be the primary assistant to the Senior EnlistedLeader for the success of the program. (3) help to facilitate pairing of Protégés and Mentors. (4) maintain a Command Mentorship Coordinator’s Binderto track and monitor contracts and goals. (5) train Divisional Mentorship Coordinators. (6) trains and evaluate Mentors. c. Division Mentorship Coordinators (E-6) will: (1) manage the Division’s Mentorship program. (2) help facilitate pairing of Protégés and Mentors. (3) act as the point of contact for administration ofcontracts and mentor qualifications within the division. d. Mentors (E-5, 7412, and above) will: (1) act as an information source on missions and goalsof the organization. (2) tutor specific skills, effective behavior, andfunctionality. (3) provide feedback on observed performance. (4) coach activities which add to experience and skilldevelopment. 2
  3. 3. NAVMARFCSTCENNORVAINST 1000.1 25 Jan 10 (5) serve as a confidant in times of personal crisis andproblems. (6) assist the Protégé in planning a career path. (7) meet with the Protégé at regular intervals forfeedback and planning. (8) agree to a “no fault” conclusion of the mentoringrelationship when/if this becomes the appropriate action. (9) maintain the integrity of the relationship betweenthe Protégé and the chain of command. (10) attend Protégé’s Career Development Boards. e. Protégés will: (1) display willingness to assume responsibility fortheir own growth and development. (2) work to succeed at one or more levels above presentposition. (3) be receptive to coaching and feedback. (4) seek challenging assignments and newresponsibilities. (5) keep their chain of command fully informed asappropriate. f. Supervisors will: (1) support Protégés in their efforts. (2) understand the Mentor-Protégé relationship. A. J. REISSDistribution:All NAVMARFCSTCEN Norfolk personnel 3
  4. 4. NAVMARFCSTCENNORVAINST 1000.1 25 Jan 10 MENTOR AND PROTÉGÉ CONTRACT DATE: _________I _________________________________, your Mentor, will contact , my Protégé, at least bi-weekly andspend quality time mentoring you into a better Aerographer’sMate and Navy leader.And,I _________________________________, your Protégé, will beattentive and do my best to adhere to the advice you give andshow a willingness to assume responsibility for my growth anddevelopment.ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AGREEMENT:_________________________________________ ______________Mentor’s signature Date_________________________________________ ______________Protégé’s signature Date Encl (1)
  5. 5. NAVMARFCSTCENNORVAINST 1000.1 25 Jan 10 PROTÉGÉ GOALS AND CAREER OBJECTIVESPROTÉGÉ NAME _______________DIVISION _______________MENTOR NAME ________________THE MENTOR SHOULD:IDENTIFY GOALS AND CAREER OBJECTIVES IN WRITING.IDENTIFY RESOURCES TO MEET CAREER DEVELOPMENT GOALSESTABLISH A REALISTIC TIME LINE FOR MEETING ULTIMATE GOALS.BE SURE THAT BOTH LONG AND SHORT TERM GOALS ARE IDENTIFIED ANDATTAINABLE FOR MEASURABLE PROGRESS.ESTABLISH A TIME LINE/CHECKLIST WITH THEIR PROTÉGÉ TO MONITORPROGRESS MONTHLY.ATTEND CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOARDS WITH PROTÉGÉ.SHORT TERM GOALS1.2.3.LONG TERM GOALS1.2.3.CAREER OBJECTIVES1.2.3.SHORT TERM GOALS LONG TERM GOALS CAREER OBJECTIVES Encl (2)
  6. 6. NAVMARFCSTCENNORVATINST 1000.1 25 Jan 10DATE % COMPLETE DATE % COMPLETE DATE %COMPLETE_________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ __________________________________ _________________ _________________ORIGINAL TO DIVISION OFFICER FILECOPY TO MENTORSHIP COORDINATOR BINDERTO BE COMPLETED/UPDATED SEMI-ANNUALLY OR WHEN ALL SHORT TERMGOALS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. Encl (2) 2

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