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The 2016 Timeline

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Application Process Begins

Jun 10 – Jul 15



Program Acceptance and Mentor Selection

Jul 16



Matching Activity Begins

Project Folder &  Mandatory

Kick Off Meeting Details

Week of Aug 8



Mentor Receives Mentee Resume & Mandatory Kick Off Meeting Details

Week of Aug 8



Attend Mandatory Kick Off Meeting

Sep 17



Mentee and Mentor Begin Monthly Meetings

Coaching Workshop

Oct 15



Mid-Program Pulse Survey Check and Conference Call

Feb 17



Complete Goal Accomplishment Worksheet, Lesson Learned Survey & Attend Celebration Luncheon

Aug 19



Who Should Apply?

Mentors should have at least 10 years in the learning & talent development profession and who have a passion for developing others. Mentees will typically be early in their career or have less experience and have a desire to grow personally and professionally. Click here to access the mentor application.

Mentees will already be working in the learning & talent development profession and have a desire to work with a more experienced professional in deepening their knowledge and skills in this field as well as wanting to explore ways of extending their career. Click here to access the mentee application.

The mentor program is not suitable for those seeking to transition into the learning & talent development profession.

How to Apply to Participate in the Program

The 2016 mentor program is open to all members of the ATD Houston Chapter. The program is free to members but there are expectations for both Mentors and Mentees. We ask you to make a commitment to the program for a year and ensure adequate time is made available to meet at reasonable times throughout the program. Please note that to participate in the program you must be able to attend the kickoff event.

How are Mentors and Mentees matched?

Successful applicants will need to present their resumes to the Mentor Program Director as part of their application as well as completing the online application form. Successful Mentees will self-select from the pool of Mentors based on professional background and individual development needs.

Benefits for Participating in the ATD Houston Mentoring Program

Mentee Benefits

Mentor Benefits

  • Provides a ‘personalized’ development opportunity
  • Provides access to independent and objective perspective
  • Enhances confidence in dealing with challenges and issues
  • Enhances networking opportunities
  • Drives the mentee to set goals and to strive towards them
  • Helps to clarify and enhance career direction
  • Provides support during times of change and transition
  • Satisfaction in enhancing skills in helping mentee to grow
  • Gain fresh perspectives through interaction
  • Further develops leadership skills including providing feedback, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Investing in the future of learning talent
  • Expand professional development network
  • Staying in touch with emerging issues
  • Cement role as subject matter experts and leaders

For more information about the program, please contact: Sonia Scott, Mentor Program Director, mentorprogram@tdhouston.org

Mentor Committee:

  • Sonia Scott - Program Director
  • Madhuri Kumar - Program Advisor
  • Tina Breslin – Program Advisor
  • Joe Mele – Program Advisor

Program Overview

The ATD Houston Mentoring Program is designed to bring chapter members together to provide an interpersonal channel of career development and growth opportunities. The mentoring program supports Integrated Talent Management and Coaching as core competencies identified by the ATD Competency Model.

The 2016 Mentor Program

Following the success of the pilot mentor program that was launched in 2014, we are pleased to announce the 2016 ATD Houston Mentoring Program that is planned to launch in mid-June. This year’s program will last for 1 year and give ample opportunity for rich and creative professional relationships to develop between the mentor and mentee. The 2016 TD Houston Mentoring Program will be supported by a coaching event to facilitate the development of key skill sets and will benefit both the mentor and mentee.

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.  Click here to read a mentor story.


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