The purpose of a Mentoring Program is to prepare
the next generation of managers and scientific leaders for future positions of increased responsibility and accountability.
Positioning senior leaders as trusted advisors and counselors to selected high potential individuals will facilitate
the transfer of the strategic perspective, organizational savvy and the desired set of leadership behaviors to the next generation
of leaders. This program is an integral part of a systemic process to develop organizational and individual
capabilities and attract, retain, and grow the talent base.
of the program span scientific, business, and leadership effectiveness areas. Within an atmosphere of accelerated
learning, the intent is to challenge individuals to achieve greater organizational impact and thereby reach their full potential
in terms of professional and personal growth.
Specific objectives include:
· Transfer scientific, administrative and leadership knowledge to the participant
· Drive organizational learning across functions and departments, transitioning to a culture where sharing
is a standard mode of operation
Broaden organizational insight and thus personal effectiveness
· Address personal development gaps with objective feedback and coaching
· Shape a clearer and realistic career plan
· Support innovation and risk taking by providing a safe environment for exploration, discussion, and feedback
· Embed a two-way learning and networking mechanism that links the pipeline of current
and future leaders
Create a network and communication platform across
hierarchies, functions, departments, programs and centers
of the Mentoring Program are expected to directly impact the results of the organization. A significantly
expanded understanding of the leadership roles should allow participants to make better career choices that will leverage
their talents against the needs of the organization. The development of a sharper strategic perspective
will allow these individuals to influence the organization’s strategy and execution plans with a higher degree of impact.
It is expected that individuals will demonstrate new knowledge or insight in their daily work during and after the
program. This experience should build a critical mass of high potential leaders that understand what it
means to be a role model for the organization and also actively sponsor a culture of development, coaching and mentoring.