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, People Strategy, Equity and Culture 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.

MENTORING PARTNERSHIPS

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. 

2024

Learning & Leadership Cohort

TIMELINE

Oct 2024
Nov 2024
Dec 2024
Jan 2025

Oct 2024

Application Process begins.
Welcome email sent to those who meet above criteria.

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Nov 2024

Mentoring conversations

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Dec 2024

Successful candidates are notified of their mentor

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Jan 2025

Orientation/ Program Kick-off

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GROUP MENTORING

Who can register

All staff appointed University of Toronto employees in all pay bands.

The Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture Group Mentoring

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;
  • Investigate possible career directions, areas of interest and strengths.
  • Please contact Alexandra Jotevski Borges for a registration form

Our group mentoring program allows all employees to have access to a mentor, by working in small groups of approx. six people, where mentees can learn from each other as well as the mentor. Throughout the program, mentees each get dedicated individual time with mentors to discuss things outside of the group and in private. The program is open to all appointed staff, and its purpose is to help guide those who are still considering what they are looking for in their career. It is designed to explore all of the elements of career development from identifying aspirations, to building a network and to holding informational interviews.

2024

Group cohort

TIMELINE

June 2024
June 2024
July 2024
July 2024
Jan 2025

June 2024

Application Process begins.

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June 2024

Registration form due by June 24

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July 2024

Candidates are notified of their mentor and group.

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July 2024

Cohort 1 Program Kick-off

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Jan 2025

Cohort 2 Program Kick-off

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TESTIMONIALS

CONTACT

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

 
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