ISM-Pittsburgh Mentoring Program Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

Mentors

  • Meet at least once a month with assigned mentee
  • Give something back to supply management professionals
  • Assist mentees in the progression of a career path
  • Contribute to the development of fellow supply management professionals
  • Share their expertise within the affiliate
  • Improve the mentee’s leadership and knowledge skill sets
  • Encourage the mentee to think in new and creative ways
  • Take initiative in the mentoring process to ensure a successful experience
  • Maintain confidentiality of all issues discussed between mentor and mentee

Mentees

  • Meet at least once a month with assigned mentor
  • Learn from an experienced supply management professional
  • Identify long-term professional development needs and an action plan
  • Realize the value of networking
  • Develop a meaningful professional relationship over a specified period of time
  • See the value in receiving feedback and guidance from the mentor
  • Observe how a mentor approaches tasks and solves problems
  • Take initiative in the mentoring process to ensure a successful experience
  • Maintain confidentiality of all issues between mentor and mentee

Mentoring Committee

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for both mentors and mentees
  • Coordinate the assignment process
  • Identify on a continuous basis potential candidates for participation in the program
  • Support the Mentoring Program by allowing the mentor and mentee to experience new opportunities in a supportive environment
  • Monitor the mentor/mentee assignments to ensure a positive experience for all involved
  • Execute the termination of a mentor/mentee relationship when necessary
  • Maintain confidentiality of all issues between mentor and mentee
 
 
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