THE ROSE PATTEN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

What is the Rose Patten Mentoring Program at U of T?

The Rose Patten Mentorship Program has Kelly Hannah Moffat, the VP, Human Resources and Equity as its sponsor. 

Benefits of the program include: 

  • Valuable insights on U of T culture, its divisional structure and how to navigate it. 
  • Learn about different areas, widen your network of colleagues and enhance your visibility.
  • Gain the support, guidance and feedback of a senior mentor in working on your career developmental goals.
  • Orientation and goal setting session.
  • Learning forums and networking opportunities.

Who can apply​

You are in the job levels listed below and have at least 18 months of service at the University of Toronto.

Leadership Group

Rose Patten Mentoring Leadership Partnership

USW Pay Bands

Pay Bands 15 to 19

PM

PM4 to 6 and 1 AP

Learning Group

Rose Patten Mentoring Learning Partnership

USW Pay Bands

Pay Bands 11 to 14

PM & Confidential

C3, PM1 to 3

Here are a few questions to reflect on and help you determine if now is a good time for you to participate in our mentoring program:

  • Are there educational experiences (e.g. degrees, certificates, designations) that align with your career path and are these completed or in-progress? 
  • Have you participated on departmental and/or cross-departmental committees, special projects to broaden your knowledge and experience? 
  • Are you ready to drive the agenda for meetings with your mentor, take responsibility for the direction of the partnership, while remaining open to what the mentor sees/offers? 

If you answer yes to all three, then you are on the readiness path for a mentoring relationship. 

More about Readiness:  

The Education, Experience and Exposure model for development recognizes that to go from beginner to expert, there are different ways of learning that all work together. You get the most from each type of learning at different stages of your career development journey.  

Mentoring is a type of exposure learning activity, and is typically the last of the three approaches as it requires a reasonable skill level to be effective.  

For more detailed information, please enroll in the elearning module, which provides a more in-depth approach to evaluating your readiness and provides full details of the program. 

2021

Learning & Leadership Cohort

TIMELINE

February
March
April
May

February

Week of February 8, 2021
Invitation email sent to those who qualify

March

Week of March 8, 2021 – Applications due
Week of March 15, 2021 – Candidates called for interview

April

Week of April 19, 2021
Successful candidates are notified of their mentor

May

Week of May 3, 2021
Orientation session

Who can apply​

You are in the job levels listed below and have at least 18 months of service at the University of Toronto.

Rose Patten
Group Mentoring

USW Pay Bands

Pay Bands 9 to 19

PM & Confidential

C2 to 3, PM1 to 6 and 1 AP

Participants in the Group Mentoring program will:

  •  Receive career guidance from a more senior U of T staff member;
  •  Broaden their University of Toronto network;
  •  Gain valuable insights on U of T’s governance, administration and culture; and,
  • Investigate possible career directions, areas of interest and strengths.

2021

Group cohort

TIMELINE

February
March
April
May

February

Week of February 8, 2021
Invitation email sent to those who qualify

March

Week of March 8, 2021
Applications due

April

Week of April 19, 2021
Successful candidates are notified of their mentor

May

Week of May 3, 2021
Orientation session

CONTACT

For questions relating to these programs, please email llc@utoronto.ca