Human Capital

Mentoring Program for USGS Employees

The Mentoring Program application portal will accept applications for Mentors and Proteges for the Fall/Winter 2019 Rollout beginning November 4, 2019. Please visit here to apply. If the link is not working (there are server issues that we are working feverishly to correct), contact Kim Miller for a temporary workaround to apply.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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


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


Kim Miller

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