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Mentoring Hub

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The Governmentwide Mentoring Hub is under construction.  To view information on the former mentoring page, click on the following URL address Mentoring in Government.

Mentoring is a process that focuses specifically on providing guidance, direction, and career advice. Mentoring programs can be either a standalone program or part of a training and development program within an organization. Organizations, including Federal agencies run standalone formal mentoring programs to enhance career and personal development.

Not all mentoring relationships are formed through formal programs. Informal mentoring programs may also be effective in your organization to help facilitate these relationships. Two examples of informal mentoring are Flash Mentoring and Speed Mentoring, both of which facilitate short-term mentoring relationships between a mentor and protégé.

  • Flash Mentoring is a “one-time meeting that enables an individual to learn and seek guidance from a more experienced person who can pass on relevant knowledge and experience.” The concept was created by 13L, a group of mid-career Federal employees passionate about leadership and leadership development.
  • Speed Mentoring is a method for individuals to receive information from one or more mentors in a time-controlled environment. Modeled after the 'Speed Dating' concept, both parties are provided the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. Mentees benefit from the wisdom of their mentors, who in turn, benefit from the fresh perspectives their mentees bring.

Mentoring and Coaching in Government
Mentoring, like Coaching, is a ‘helping’ activity, which enables individuals to achieve their full potential. Distinct from mentoring, coaching is not based on the coach's subject matter expertise; rather it is based on the coach partnering with the coachee using established techniques and a thought-provoking and creative process to guide the coachee toward his/her goals without giving advice.








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