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Canisius College is committed to providing professional development opportunities that will enhance personal and professional growth, and improve the engagement and retention of our staff. As part of this commitment and in response to feedback from staff through the performance appraisal process, the college is introducing a Mentor Program to pair individuals (mentor) who have expertise, knowledge and skill with staff (mentee) who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in order to further develop professional expertise.

Mentoring begins when a person strategically affects the professional life of someone else by fostering insight, identifying needed knowledge and expanding the other person’s experience. Mentoring is an enabling process that facilitates career development and skills exchange. Good mentors are able to share life experiences and wisdom, as well as technical expertise. A mentor is a combination of many different people – part cheerleader, part coach, part teacher, part student, part guide, and part listener. A mentor guides, inspires, encourages, counsels, advises, questions, and answers.

Watch for additional information regarding how you can participate in this professional development initiative.

Please contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources & compliance at Ext. 2244 with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance