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Join The Together Mentoring and Networking Programme

 

 

WHO?

Mentees:

  • Secretariat staff of all levels (General Service through senior leaders) in all job networks
  • *Non-Secretariat staff of all levels from these UN system entities: ITC, ISA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women, UNCTAD, UNHCR, UNESCO, UNAIDS, WFP, WHO, FAO, ICAO, ILO, IAEA, UNIDO, IFAD, IOM, IMF, ITU, World Bank, UNCDF, UNV, WMO, UNFCCC, IPBES. Non-UN: Irena.

​Mentors:

  • Secretariat staff of all levels (General Service through senior leaders) in all job networks
  • *Non-Secretariat staff of all levels from these UN system entities: ITC, ISA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women, UNCTAD, UNHCR, UNESCO, UNAIDS, WFP, WHO, FAO, ICAO, ILO, IAEA, UNIDO, IFAD, IOM, IMF, ITU, World Bank, UNCDF, UNV, WMO, UNFCCC, IPBES. Non-UN: Irena.

*There may be limited places available per entity to ensure a balance of staff from across the system.

All participants must have Fixed-term, Continuing, or Permanent appointments.
 

 

 

 

 

 
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WHAT?

A mentoring and networking programme in which staff can join as mentees or mentors or in both roles.

  • Mentees fill out an online questionnaire at registration.
  • Mentees search for mentors who they want to learn from in a networking meeting or in a mentoring relationship. Extensive filtering by job network, level, duty station is available to help with searching.
  • Mentors receive requests and approve or decline requests.
  • All levels of staff are invited to join from General Service through senior leaders.
  • Mentees are responsible for scheduling meetings and coming prepared with questions and agenda topics.
  • Mentors should review the video and written resources available and commit to scheduled meetings.


 


WHY?

Why is this programme important?

  • Staff have expressed a need for more career development opportunities. This is clear from staff engagement surveys and other feedback tools. 
  • Networking and mentoring are excellent ways for staff to learn from colleagues in different roles or with different levels of experience. 
  • Mentors get a chance to reflect, assess what they've learned and to help others navigate their journeys. 
  • Mentoring relationships can improve morale, productivity and retention in organization
     


 

WHEN?

Registration

   Mentors - Secretariat and non-Secretariat staff:  Register here starting 7 March 2022

   Mentees - Secretariat and Non-Secretariat staff:  Register here starting 22 March 2022  

 

Orientation Webinar

Watch this recording from 22 March 2022 - the orientation webinar for the 2022 programme. 

 

Pairing

  • Pairing for networking and mentoring will begin on 22 March. In our new format, as soon as mentees sign up they will be able to search for and request networking meetings or mentoring relationships.

     

Time frames

  • Networking: This new feature enables colleagues to connect in one or two meetings only. 
    The meetings should be held over a two-month period at maximum
  • Mentoring: Choose between short-term mentoring (3-4 meetings) or longer-term (5-6 meetings). With each option you can choose to increase the number of meetings if both mentee and mentor agree. 

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