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Mentor, Mentorship, and Mentoring Resources in the NPS

Overview

Mentoring offers a unique opportunity for both mentees and mentors to grow, learn, and develop.

This page is designed to empower you with resources curated by a diverse group of Employee Learning & Development staff members from across the service to support you in being either a mentor, mentee, or both!

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A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.
~Oprah Winfrey”

Mentorship: What Is It?

A mentor is an experienced, trusted advisor. A mentee is a person receiving advice. Mentorship is the formal or informal relationship between the two. Although similar, this relationship is usually different than coaching.

The heart of mentoring – getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself,
but how much you pour into others.
~David Stoddard

Is Mentorship Right for Me?

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you,
than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.
~Bob Proctor

Benefits of Being a Mentor

Being a mentor allows you to:

  • Demonstrate expertise and share knowledge
  • Have the opportunity to guide others to their full potential
  • Improve individual and organizational performance by helping mentees obtain new or enhance existing competencies and remain invigorated and challenged
  • Have the opportunity to impact the future of the NPS
  • Enhance coaching, counseling, listening, and modeling skills
  • Develop and practice a more personal, Situational Leadership style

Benefits of Being a Mentee

As a mentee, you are able to:

  • Take advantage of a unique opportunity to connect with an experienced mentor
  • Experience tangible and intangible personal growth and development, such as improved self-awareness, self-confidence and self-discipline.
  • Explore and overcome potential “de-railers”
  • Learn to translate NPS values and strategies into productive actions
  • Complement ongoing formal study and/or training and development activities
  • Develop new perspectives
  • Get assistance acting on ideas
  • Increase network and exposure

Available Tools

Mentor Tools

Mentee Tools

Relationship Tools

Options

Be a Mentor

Get a Mentor

  • Ask your supervisor if they know of anyone that can support your interests.
  • Find a mentor the CLP Commons and reach out to people that share your interests.
  • Join ANPR and they can match you with a mentor as a benefit.
  • Contact your career field training manager.
  • Contact your Employee Development Officer.

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