Together Mentoring and Networking Programme Resources





Get help with your UN mentoring journey

Please explore the resources below before your first mentoring or networking sessions, if possible.

You can find more resources on thTogether platform.


Orientation Webinar

All new participants in the programme much watch this Orientation Webinar. You will learn about the purpose and scope of the programme. It is important to also review other resources on this page before you start meeting with colleagues.

Check out the corresponding Powerpoint slides here.



Learning Events

Connect and Grow – OCHA Mentoring Forum

20 March 2024

Watch this information session for staff in the Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Here from ASG Joyce Msuya and other experienced mentors



Information Session for Retired Staff

13 March 2024

We welcome mentors who are retired staff! Watch this recording to learn more



Programme Overview for Mentees and Panel Discussion

7 February 2024

Learn about the programme  and hear from mentees Sonia Jhung and Vivek Sequeira.



Programme Overview for Mentors and Panel Discussion

9 February 2024

Learn about the programme and hear from mentors Bettina Bartsiotas and Martin Nesirky





Best Practices 


Cross-cultural mentoring




Session Agendas For Mentors Session Agendas for Mentees

For mentors: these session agendas can give you an idea of the topics your mentee might want to cover. Mentees should prepare the exercises/topics for each session, but you can make suggestions.


For mentees: these session agendas can help you make the most of the meetings with your mentor. You can decide to follow them carefully or to only use the topics that best fit your goals.


Mentor Handbook

Mentee Handbook

This handbook provides an overview for mentors on how to approach your participation in the Together pilot; it will help you navigate the mentoring relationship in a structured and effective manner (10 min).

This handbook provides an overview for mentees on how to approach your participation in the Together pilot; it will help you navigate the mentoring relationship in a structured and effective manner (10 min)


Networking Overview

This one-pager describes the networking option through Together (3 min).


Using the Together Platform

Detailed information on the use of the Together platform is available in the Together Platform Help Center.

Check out these short instructional videos on platform features:


Registration Scheduling

How do you register for the mentoring programme on the Together platform?(7 min video).


After you've been paired, you can schedule your mentoring sessions on the Together platform (8 min video).


Session agendas Pairing

This video covers how you can make the most of your mentoring sessions with the use of session agendas (7 min video).

This video covers the process of pairing up with a colleague for networking or mentoring (3 min video).


LinkedIn Learning video courses (for Secretariat staff only)

Mentoring Explained Mentoring Others

In this short video, Aimee Bateman provides an overview of the value of mentoring, its benefits and how it differs from coaching (LinkedIn Learning - 3min).


Author Todd Dewett shows you simple steps to become an effective mentor. Learn how to agree on a mentoring schedule, provide straightforward advice and more (LinkedIn Learning - 14min).


Being a good Mentee Successful Goal Setting

In this course, expert Ellen Ensher offers tips on how to develop a successful mentoring relationship (LinkedIn Learning - 55min).

Goal Setting is a key success factor in mentoring relationships. Join Madecraft and Mechelle McDonald as she shares her top tips on gaining clarity on your goals (LinkedIn Learning - 45min).



Other video courses (available to all participants, regardless of entity)

This course will help you become a good mentee – one that understands how to clearly communicate their goals, challenges, ways of thinking.

This course will help you become a good mentor – one who understands their mentee and asks thought-provoking questions that unlock growth.