Log in

Mind to Mind Mentorship

Mentoring is a unique partnership between two people based on a commitment to the Mentoring process, common goals/expectations of the partnership, mutual trust, and respect. Mentoring is both a “Get and Give” experience with the goal of providing a rich and rewarding experience for both partners.

The Mind-to-Mind Mentoring Program aims to provide the mentee an opportunity to work on areas they have identified from the Talent Development Capability Model as developmental areas with a Mentor that possesses those identified skills/competencies. The program will strive to create an experience for our mentees and mentors that is rewarding, meaningful, and empowering. The program will help develop future leaders, impart new skills, retain or pass along crucial L&D/T&D/OD knowledge between the Mentee and Mentor.


For more information contact our
Mentorship Team

Ben Cardenas  &  Erin Loos

Ideally, a MENTOR should:

  • Possess and demonstrate understanding of skills identified in the Talent Development Capability Model
  • Commit to 1 to 3 hours per month to their mentee
  • Be respected as an experienced and successful professional in the field
  • Support ATDChi mission, vision, and goals
  • Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program
  • Listen well
  • Offer encouragement through genuine positive reinforcement
  • Be a positive role model
  • Share “lessons learned” from their own experiences
  • Be a resource and a sounding board

Additional Qualifications

  • Be a current ATDChi Member
  • Must be in the Learning and Development/Talent Development or related field such as coaching or organizational development
  • Demonstrated career growth through expanded job responsibilities, project management, team leadership, etc.

Ideally, a MENTEE should:

  • Commit to 1 to 3 hours per month to their mentor
  • Commit to self-development
  • Assume responsibility for acquiring or improving skills and knowledge
  • Discuss individual development planning with their mentor
  • Be open and honest about his/her goals, expectations, challenges, and concerns
  • Actively listen and ask questions
  • Seek advice, opinion, feedback, and direction from his/her mentor
  • Be open to constructive criticism/feedback and ask for it
  • Respect the mentor’s time and resources
  • Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program
  • Comfortably give feedback to the mentor on what is working or not working in the mentoring relationship

Additional Qualifications

  • Be a current ATDChi Member
  • Willingness to take charge of scheduling meetings and planning for activities

Matching of Mentor/Mentee:

The Program Manager and the Director of Mentoring will match a mentee with a mentor based on needs and strengths identified during the application process. Once you are paired you will receive an email from the Mentorship Program Manager.

Time Commitment:

The program remains in place for 6 months. Mentors/Mentees meeting are recommended to meet 1 – 2 times month. Meetings can be don’t virtually or in person depending on availability and the comfort level of the mentor and mentee to meet in person.

Tools, Resources, Support:

Tools and resources will be available on the ATDChi website. Resources include:

  • Monthly topics (aligned with the TD Capability Model) to discuss during the mentor, mentee check-in (Provided via email by the program manager)
  • Mentor Toolkit
  • Mentee Toolkit
  • ATDChi Bi-monthly check-in
    • Online Pulse Check (level 1 and 2) mentor/mentee
    • Mentor Webinar – provide support, learning nugget, get feedback on progress, share best practices (mentors to share)
    • Mentee Webinar – provide support, learning nugget, get feedback on progress, share best practices (mentees to share)

CONTACT US

ATD Chicagoland Chapter
1335 W Hood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660-2507
Phone: 872-228-7476  | Email: admin@atdchi.org
Privacy Statement
© 2014-2021, ATD Chicagoland Chapter.

SUPPORT OUR  GOLD SPONSOR


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software