The Army definition of mentorship is, “The voluntary developmental relationship that exists between a person of greater experience and a person of lesser experience that is characterized by mutual trust and respect.”
What do I need to know about mentorship?
· Mentorship is an integral part of employee development
· Employees benefit from wisdom, lessons learned, and experiences of mentors.
Mentoring takes place when a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps a less experienced or less knowledgeable person
· The Army IH mentorship initiative will evolve into a formal program for all employees regardless of grade or position
· Leaders’, establishing an environment of mentorship in your program office is a simple, but critical step in developing employee skill sets
· DA PAM 690-46 provides the background for mentoring Army Civilians
· See also DA PAM 690-43 for additional information on how to counsel and help employees develop their careers through mentorship
· Additional Resources: Army Mentorship Handbook , Army Mentorship Tools & Resources
· If you are an Army IH staff member without a mentor or an Army IH staff member who would like to participate by being a mentor, please contact the IH Training Coordinator.