Inclusive Staff Mentoring in the Dietrich School

Abstract

Formal mentoring will enhance both recruiting and retention efforts for our staff employees, and we seek to implement a mentoring program that will foster an inclusive and supportive workplace. We will establish an 18-month pilot program. The first six months will focus on training 15 mentors who will be assigned mentees for a one-year period. Mentor training will consist of core lessons in the mentoring process as well as specific, high-level development focused on diversity and inclusiveness. This program complements current efforts to increase diversity through recruiting by fostering an environment where staff enjoy working and retention is high.

Principal Investigator
  • Michele Montag

    Co-Principal Investigator
    School of Arts and Sciences (Dean’s Office)

  • Maureen Lazar

    Co-Principal Investigator
    School of Arts and Sciences (Dean’s Office)