In 2015, Upsilon Chapter, under the direction of our President, Mary Brennan, and new Mentorship Chair, Billy Caceres, reinstated its year-long Mentorship Program. A call for mentor and mentee applications went out in November 2015. Eleven mentors and mentees were selected from among the applications to participate as the first cohort for Upsilon's Mentoring Program. A Mentoring Kick-Off Event was held on December 8, 2015. At the meeting, the Mentorship Chair:
- reviewed the roles of mentors and mentees;
- provided a time-line of the year-long program;
- conducted hands-on mentoring training to ensure program success for mentors and mentees; and
- hosted a speed-matching session to assist in the mentor/mentee pair matching.
Mentoring dyads completed a mentoring contract, including developing a set of mutually agreed upon goals, in January 2016. In April 2016 dyads completed a progress report and also held a dinner to discuss the program, their current mentoring relationships, and what Upsilon can do to improve communications and the program in general. As second progress report and dinner occurred in November 2016. The final progress report took place in January 2016.
Upsilon would like to thank our 2016-2017 first cohort mentors and mentees:
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