- gives wisdom, advice, help and encouragement;- helps to establish markers;- provides an effective learning tool;- provides networking opportunities; and- stimulates thinking about potential future employment options.
How does mentoring benefit the department or agency?
- enhances service delivery because its staff is better informed and more skilled;- stimulates the workplace, making it more effective;- favours better communication and sharing of values;- provides networking opportunities;- provides positive supporters who can promote mentoring to other employees/students; and- identifies a pool of qualified potential candidates to meet future recruitment needs.
Many federal departments and agencies have developed their own mentoring programs. To findmore information, contact the Human Resources Branch or Division in your department or agency.
Sample mentoring agreement
Attached is a sample mentoring agreement. Student and mentor pairs are encouraged to draw upa mentoring agreement to help clarify their respective roles and expectations. The agreement,while not binding, sets the framework of the relationship. It should be drawn up during the firstweek of the assignment and reviewed halfway through the term.
Appendix - Sample Mentoring Agreement
We are entering voluntarily into a mutually-beneficial mentoring relationship. This relationshipis intended to be a rewarding experience during which our time together will be spent in personal