Department of Navy
The Navy has developed an agency-wide mentoring program as part of its leadership development framework. Individuals interested in becoming mentees have to select a mentor. Training is provided to all participants on the mentoring process, roles, and expectations. Through mentoring, critical leadership skills and knowledge are shared.
General Services Administration (GSA)
The GSA mentoring program matches mentees and mentors from across the organization. They meet twice a month and are supported by workshops, lunchtime learning sessions, a homepage, and a program newsletter. The program has been so successful that it has expanded to the Atlanta, New York, and Kansas City locations. Many of the program's "graduates" go on to become mentors to others.
Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
ACF runs an 18-month mentoring program. During the program, participants meet twice each month. Participants are also supported by quarterly training sessions and ongoing evaluation of the program. The mentoring program was designed as a developmental opportunity. An unintended and positive outcome for some participants has been promotion and movement to other jobs.
Health and Human Services, Commissioned Corps Pharmacy Mentoring Network (CCPMN)
The Commissioned Corps Pharmacy Mentoring Network (CCPMN) is a one-to-one communication network affording the mentor (a more senior officer) the opportunity to provide guidance to the mentee (a more junior officer) on career and professional development goals and objectives. The program goals include:
- To provide a structured mentoring network capable of assisting the mentee in defining career goals, developing a career plan, and identifying continuing education/skill development needs.
- To provide an environment that fosters a sense of well-being, acceptance, and inclusion of all pharmacy officers into the culture of the Commissioned Corps.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The Training Academy at HUD provides training for voluntary mentors and mentees. A memorandum of understanding clarifies the responsibilities associated with the mentoring relationship. The mentors and mentees meet on a regular basis to share special insights, understanding, and information that increase the mentee's knowledge and ability to work in the organization.