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
· Additional Resources:
| The Army IH Mentoring Program has partnered with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) to provide Army industrial hygienists an opportunity to participate in a more diverse mentorship program.
The AIHA Mentoring Program has a very active and engaging program with a large pool of members with a broad range of government and industry expertise.
The process to become a mentor or mentee is simple and the benefits are enormous. Mentoring enhances a mentor's professional skills and helps create a legacy that impacts the future of industrial hygiene.
An added bonus, CM points are awarded to CIHs for participation!
Benefits to mentees are career guidance and a new network of colleagues.
We are actively involved with this program.
If you would like to know about the AIHA Mentoring Program please see their FAQs: AIHA Mentoring Program FAQs
If you would like to join the AIHA Mentoring program as either a Mentor or be a Mentee please apply here: Become a Mentor