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Federal Mentoring Roundtable

To continue the dialogue started at the Federal Mentoring Roundtable

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Register Now for 2012 Spring Mentoring Roundtable

Started by Susan Porter Beffel. Last reply by Susan Porter Beffel Mar 2, 2012. 2 Replies


Federal Mentoring Roundtable Conference Sept. 12, 2011

Started by Susan Porter Beffel. Last reply by Susan Porter Beffel Sep 7, 2011. 3 Replies

How can we best get the word out to the mentoring community? Pass the word!We have great presenters -- on Mentoring and Diversity and Mentoring and Leadership -- and welcome new participants to what…Continue


Started by Martha (Marty) Chase. Last reply by Martha (Marty) Chase May 17, 2010. 2 Replies

Any suggestions for resources for setting up effective mentoring programs? Thanks!MartyContinue

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Comment by Ken Boxer on March 20, 2012 at 6:39pm

I thoroughly enjoyed last weeks session and wanted to share a few themes I noticed. Please take a moment to read my blog and share your insights with me: FMR Themes

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on January 17, 2012 at 9:13am

@Carol - I might have another option for you to consider. Shoot me an email:

Comment by Carol Davison on January 17, 2012 at 9:00am

Mentoring Manager Advice Sought: The Department of Commerce, O/S OHRM is considering implementing a competency management program, particularly in the technical competency area.  We are considering using a mentoring contractor's software to match pairs.  It costs $447 per person.  That seems expensive to me.  I wondered if I could just pair individuals on the SharePoint "for free" where the only expense would be staff time.  Would not be involved in the pairing be worth the cost estimate?  I greatly appreciate any other feedback as well.   Thank you for your consideration.

Comment by Susan Porter Beffel on January 9, 2012 at 11:19am

Nancy -- thanks for the heads up -- should never post late on Friday PM!

Marilyn -- working on becoming more available beyond the greater DC area.

Thanks for your input!

Comment by Marilyn on January 6, 2012 at 5:01pm

Will there be a virtual session this time as well?

Or at least share the presentations or  record them...?

Comment by Nancy Hinkley on January 6, 2012 at 4:45pm

The attachment is for September.

Comment by Susan Porter Beffel on September 8, 2011 at 10:29am
We have an annual formal program and an on-going informal one .  Look forward to follwing up on this on Monday.
Comment by Carol Davison on September 8, 2011 at 10:18am
Susan, I presume that your program is an annual one?  I don't believe you would have to link with the HR system.  Mentors would be proud to claim any moves on employees parts, earned or not!  Great idea to seek feedback at the FMR.  I'm already registered! 
Comment by Susan Porter Beffel on September 7, 2011 at 10:07am

We (Dept. of State) use surveys of participants 2 x during program that ask for feedback on the items you raise.  Have not linked up with data from HR system to verify moves and grades, tho that would be the gold standard, as long as there is a long enough time frame -- say 2- 5 -- years to see long term results...  Come to FMR to hear more from others on this topic.

Comment by Carol Davison on September 7, 2011 at 8:51am
Hello Mentoring Coordinatiors!  How do you measure results achieved and value added from mentoring programs?  mentor-mentee matches?  Mentoring agreements?  Meeting 1 hour a week for a year?  Moves to new jobs, series and grades?   

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