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. 

2022

Learning & Leadership Cohort

TIMELINE

Oct 2021
Nov 2021
Dec 2021
Jan 2022

Oct 2021

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

Nov 2021

Candidate interviews

Dec 2021

Successful candidates are notified of their mentor

Jan 2022

Orientation/ Program Kick-off

GROUP MENTORING

Who can apply​

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

The Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture
Group Mentoring

USW Pay Bands

All Paybands

PM & Confidential

All Paybands​

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.

2022

Group cohort

TIMELINE

Oct 2021
Dec 2021
Jan 2022
July 2022

Oct 2021

Application Process begins.

Dec 2021

Candidates are notified of their mentor and group.

Jan 2022

Cohort 1 Program Kick-off

July 2022

Cohort 2 Program Kick-off

TESTIMONIALS

CONTACT

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