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NIH-HHS Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program is a tool for federal NIH employees to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities. This program cycles semiannually at NIH beginning orientation and program events in either a spring (April) or fall (October) cohort.

Location: Bethesda, MD
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Jun 13

Upcoming Events and Mentoring Resources

 Lois Zachary's has some great new books out and she has a Mentoring Expert Blog -

Discussion Forum

We are recruiting!

Started by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert Oct 23, 2012. 0 Replies

We are recruiting!NIH Mentoring Program: Share Your Knowledge & Wisdom Have you been searching for opportunities to demonstrate your leadership skills? Do you wish to leave a legacy at NIH but do…Continue

OPM 412 training requirement for mentoring employees

Started by Bill T. Last reply by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert Apr 3, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,I have a question about training for managers and supervisors on how to mentor their employees. OPM 412 reqeusts that new supervisors receive training on how to "mentor" employees. …Continue

Do you feel stuck?

Started by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert Oct 12, 2011. 0 Replies

How to Get “Unstuck” Whenever we are faced with a change, be it in developing skills or relationships, there is always the possibility that we will unexpectedly find ourselves “stuck.” Oftentimes, no…Continue

Updated Website!

Started by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert Jun 16, 2011. 0 Replies

New resources and guides available on our website. Check them out!

Comment Wall


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Comment by Teela Samuel on April 26, 2012 at 10:21am

Thanks Rachel for the update on the roundtable!

Comment by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert on April 3, 2012 at 4:29pm

There was just a federal mentoring roundtable on March 13th. They seem to be twice a year, fall and spring. I will advertise the next one here :)

Comment by Teela Samuel on April 3, 2012 at 1:32pm

Does anyone know when the next Federal Mentoring Roundtable session is?

Comment by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert on July 8, 2011 at 11:12am
What do you think? Should you keep your mentor's identity confidential?
Comment by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert on July 8, 2011 at 10:57am
Comment by Laura Bennett yesterday
Hi I am new to this group as well.  I am looking for a mentor in business development, marketing, and sales in the IT industry.  Plus also willing to mentee in this field likewise.  I have hit the mid stride of my career path and am looking for others who are in the middle of their career and willing to share war stories, inspirations, frustrations, etc.  Thanks!
Comment by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert on June 28, 2011 at 11:34am
Here is a GREAT article with some tips on being open minded and surrounding yourself with passionate people! These are wonderful ideas for networking and creating learning groups for yourself.
Comment by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert on April 18, 2011 at 2:31pm

Andrew Krzmarzick started the discussion "Do You Use Mentor Matching Software?" in the group Human Resources on GovLoop  


I've been hearing from a lot of people lately that mentor matching and mentor programs are becoming a more urgent need in agencies - especially as Boomers are departing and there's a need to accelerate knowledge transfer.


So I am wondering:


Is there a mentor matching software that you use? If so, do you like it? How would you improve it or what's missing?


If you don't use software or some kind of technology, how do you administer the program (i.e. matching, training, follow-up, evalution, etc.)


I responded - please go to the link above if you have some guidance or want to respond!

Comment by Chirag Patel on April 9, 2011 at 3:47pm
Thanks Andrew for the link.  This looks very familiar, I will be sure to apply for suitable internship/fellowships.  thanks.
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on April 8, 2011 at 9:47pm

Hey @Chirag - I just found this resource for you:

Be sure to check out the internships, fellowships and scholarships listed toward the bottom of that page - great ways to break into government.

Comment by Rachel Pemble-Fahnert on April 7, 2011 at 2:37pm
I just took the Strengths Finder 2.0 test and found it super helpful. It focus' on helping you determine what you do well and provides suggestioned actions. This would be a great tool in mentoring partnerships to help develop goals, or even on your own! Check it out at

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