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Mentoring Program

ASHHRA Mentoring Program


The ASHHRA Mentoring Program is designed to create a mentorship community for health care HR professionals to enhance and grow knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel in their career. Using the five competencies of the HR Leader Model, the program will become a resource for finding and developing talent to ultimately advance the growth of the health care HR profession
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2014/2015 Mentoring Program
The 2014/2015 Mentoring Program is accepting registrations from practitioner members. If you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program, complete and submit the requested information in the following link: ASHHRA Mentoring Registration

Click here for a brief video of mentor and HR leader Maureen O'Keeffe as she talks about the vital role of mentorship.


Program Participants

Mentees

Mentors

Mentee Defined:

  • New to the profession (5 years or less)
  • Health care HR as a second career
  • HR professionals transitioning into or out of a hospital setting
  • HR professionals looking to round out knowledge and enhance their expertise

Mentor Defined:

  • Seasoned health care HR leaders committed to developing talent within the industry
  • HR leaders interested in reverse mentoring opportunities
  • Health care HR managers looking for a program that will develop those early in their career

 

Qualities of an Effective Mentee

  • Strong desire to excel in his/her profession
  • Possess the time and energy to devote to the relationship
  • Positive attitude about continuous learning and can see the value of a mentoring relationship
  • Interested in extending personal network
  • Recognize need for increased self-awareness and discipline
  • Ecouraged by positive and constructive feedback on personal and professional development issues

 

Qualities of an Effective Mentor

  • A desire to develop other professionals within their career
  • Positive experiences - individuals who have had positive formal or informal experiences with a mentor tend to be good mentors themselves
  • Possess the time and energy to devote to the relationship
  • Up-to-date knowledge in current profession and skill level
  • Positive attitude about continuous learning and can see the value of a mentoring relationship
  • Proven managerial skills and leadership through coaching, counseling, facilitating, and networking

 

Mentoring Toolkit


Program Benefits

For the Mentor:

For the Mentee:


Program Time Requirement
Program guidelines recommend that the mentor and mentee meet at least once a month, virtually or face to face, for one year, evaluate their progress, and determine whether further mentoring is needed.

For more information on the ASHHRA Mentoring Program, contact ASHHRA at (312) 422-3720 or ashhra@aha.org.