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: Monday 11th February 2019

Duration: 10:00 - 11:30 (interested mentees & mentors) 

Venue: North Wing Conference Room

Facilitators: Mary Horgan, Staff Development Advisor


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. 


Those interested in being a mentee or mentor are invited to this workshop. After this we work with staff to identify relevant mentors or mentees depending on their goals and objectives.  

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

 

 

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. 2018

 

Mentoring for Female Academics

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


Participant Group: Female Academic Staff

Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019

Duration: 10:00 - 11:30 (interested mentees) 

Venue: North Wing Conference Room

Facilitators: Mary Horgan, Staff Development Advisor


Overview

A recent review of Academic Promotions to Senior Lectureships highlighted the need for a dedicated mentoring programme targeted at female academics.  Mentoring - a powerful personal development & empowerment tool, is an effective way to help people deliver to their potential in their role & progress in their careers.  

A mentoring workshop will be held on 13th February for female academics interested in learning a little more about mentoring.  After this, Staff Wellbeing & Development will work with those interested in identifying suitable mentors (male or female).

  • 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. 


Those interested in being a mentee or mentor are invited to this workshop. After this we work with staff to identify relevant mentors or mentees depending on their goals and objectives.  

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

 

 

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:  Jan. 2019

 

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: Mon 15-Oct-2018

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

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

First Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC, T12 YN60

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