Human Capital

Mentoring Program for USGS Employees

The Fall/Winter 2020 Rollout is closed. The Mentoring Program application portal is no longer accepting applications for Proteges for the Fall/Winter 2020 Rollout. We will begin accepting applications for the 2021 Spring/Summer Rollout on May 3, 2021, at that time please visit here to apply. When asked for your username and password, use your Active Directory credentials, the ones you use to access your email. Please contact Kim Miller if you have any questions or issues.

 

Valuable mentoring tip:

  • Those who do not establish a schedule early in their relationship are more likely to fizzle out later, and
  • Motivation fades rapidly when mentoring conversations lack purpose.

If you want your mentoring partnerships to succeed you need to establish a rhythm of regular, purposeful contact. You need to maintain the momentum and motivation with prompt meaningful conversations, not a random chat.

 

About the Program

Mentoring

The USGS Mentoring Program is a tool that provides cost-effective training and development to all participants, encouraging professional and personal growth. It is an effective form of training with a personal side that provides unique benefits to both mentoring partners.

The USGS Mentoring program gives participants the gift of growing, supporting informed risk-taking so that participants can reach their potential and often exceed their expectations. Participants not only build skills, but confidence and leadership as well. They leave this program prepared for the opportunity to lead well, manage wisely, and keep the USGS on the forefront of excellent science.

 

"A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought that they could." —unknown

 

Mentoring Links

Contacts

Kim Miller

Leadership/Mentoring Program Manager
Office of Employee Development
Phone: 304-743-5429