UCC Mentoring Schemes

UCC Mentoring Schemes

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool and an effective way of helping people to:

  • reflect on their current roles and identify areas for personal and professional development, to enable them deliver to their potential in their role,
  • progress in their careers,
  • achieve a greater work life balance 

All UCC Mentoring Schemes:

  • One-year commitment
  • Approximately six meetings
  • Always a mentee led process
  • Both mentee & mentor requested to attend the relevant workshop. 

Newly appointed staff are automatically assigned a mentor who is named on their contract.

Staff interested in becoming mentees for the general and researchers mentoring schemes are asked in advance of the workshops to think about and attempt to identify a suitable mentor. HR can assist individuals to identify suitable mentors.

Workshops are held for interested mentees and mentors in advance.

Please see below for more details on the mentoring programmes facilitated by Staff Wellbeing & Development.

Career Development Mentoring (All Staff)

Booking for a programme will only take place once the programme has been advertised to all staff.


Participant Group: All Staff 

Date: TBC

Duration: 09:30 - 11:30 (mentees & mentors collectively) 

Venue: TBC

Facilitators: Anne Gannon & Mary Horgan


Overview

Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool and an effective way of helping people to:

  • reflect on their current roles and identify areas for personal and professional development, to enable them deliver to their potential in their role,
  • progress in their careers,
  • assimilate into their surroundings and new position or new role and,
  • achieve a greater work life balance 

It is a one-year commitment with approximately six meetings and is entirely mentee led. 


NB: Please book by 2 October to ensure sufficient time to match mentees & mentors in advance

We aim to match mentees with mentors in advance of the workshop & both are requested to attend the workshop. 

Therefore all interested mentees where possible need to be as clear as possible as to why they wish to have a mentor and whom they feel may be suitable. Anne Gannon will then be in contact to discuss, advise and assist re the identification of suitable mentors..  There can be no reporting line between mentee and mentor.

The role of the mentor is to: 

  • provide guidance & support in addressing identified development needs
  • act as sounding board, providing encouragement & source of knowledge
  • give constructive feedback

We cannot guarantee we will be able to match all mentees. 

Please email traininganddevelopment@ucc.ie & advise if you wish to be either a) a mentee or b) mentor, answering the following questions:

If mentee:

1) Please highlight area(s) you would like a mentor may be able to help you with.

2) Have you identified a potential mentor(s)?  If so, please advise.  We are happy to make contact with the possible mentor.

If mentor:

1) Please highlight area(s) as a mentor, you could offer support & guidance to staff member.


Feedback from previous mentees & mentors:

'I have found the mentoring process an extremely positive experience'.

'I’ve had a very good experience with my mentor, we’ve meet about 6 times so far and she has helped me immensely'.

'We have had regular meetings, probably about every quarter and am getting good advice. Overall, I am happy with the opportunity and grateful for everyone's time. Many thanks for all!'

'So far, so great.  Excellent process.  Getting a lot out of it'.

 

This scheme is separate to the 'Mentoring for Newly Appointed Staff' scheme.  


Contact: Staff Wellbeing & Development, ext. 3591

Updated:  Oct. 2017

 

Career Development Mentoring Pilot - Researchers (2017-2018)

MENTORING FOR RESEARCHERS - PILOT 2017

Are you a graduate of the 2015 PSRL programme & interested in having a mentor?

 

Participant Group  

Mentees:       Graduates of the first Professional Skills for Research Leaders programme 2015.

Mentors:       Predominantly researchers & academics (Dependent on mentee requirements, therefore could be from any staff category)

Date:             Friday, 24 November 2017

Duration:      09:30 - 11:00 (mentees & mentors collectively) 

Venue:          North Wing Conference Room, Main Quad

Facilitators:   Anne Gannon & Mary Horgan with Mary O’Regan (HR Research manager) matching mentees & mentors in advance 


Overview

Mentoring can be a powerful personal development and empowerment tool.  It is a supportive relationship where the role of the mentor is to help, advise and provide information and guidance to the mentee.  It is an effective way of helping people to:

  • reflect on their current roles and identify areas for personal and professional development, to enable them deliver to their potential in their role
  • progress in their careers
  • achieve a greater work life balance  

The mentor can:

  • provide guidance & support 
  • act as sounding board, providing encouragement & source of knowledge
  • give constructive feedback

Note:

  • Approximately six meetings during one year period
  • Aim to match mentees with mentors in advance of mentoring workshop
  • Attendance by both at workshop
  • Entirely mentee led process
  • No reporting line between mentee & mentor  

To book your place as a mentee:

Graduates of the PSRL '15 programme, please email Mary O'Regan, HR Research Manager directly by Monday, 13 November outlining:

1) those area(s) you would like a mentor to provide support & guidance

2) if you identified a potential mentor(s)

 


Contact: Mary O'Regan, HR Research Manager, ext. 2099

Updated:  November 2017

 

Mentoring - Newly Appointed Staff & their Mentors

Booking for a programme will only take place once the programme has been advertised to all staff.


Participant Group: Newly Appointed Staff & their Mentors [A mentor is named on the contract of all newly appointed staff]

Note:  This is completely separate to the UCC 'Career Development Mentoring' scheme

Date: Wednesday April 4th 2018

Time: 9:30 - 11:00

Location: North Wing Conference Room, Main Quad

Facilitator:  Anne Gannon & Mary Horgan


MENTORING FOR NEWLY APPOINTED STAFF MEMBERS

Calling all newly appointed staff & their nominated mentors 

Are you a newly appointed staff member with an appointed mentor specified in your contract or have you been nominated as a mentor to a new staff member?

Are you clear on:

  • why you have been appointed a mentor or nominated as the mentor?
  • what your role as mentee or mentor is?
  • what your goals & objectives are?
  • what exactly mentoring is & is not?
  • how long it should last?
  • how often you should meet?
  • whether it is a confidential process?
  • the difference between this and the ‘UCC Career Development Mentoring Scheme’? 

This briefing is for both mentee & their mentor.


Contact: Staff Wellbeing & Development, ext. 3591

Updated: May 2017

Staff Wellbeing & Development

Main Campus, College Road, First Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC, T12 YN60

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