Task Instructions:

Within each unit, an individual(s) is assigned responsibility and authority for ensuring that members of the unit participate in Mentoring activities, as appropriate.

Adequate resources are provided for performing Mentoring activities.

    1. Experienced individuals are made available to act as mentors.
    2. Resources to support mentoring activities are made available.
    3. Time is made available for mentors and individuals or workgroups to engage in mentoring activities.

Individuals selected to act as mentors develop the knowledge, skills, and process abilities needed in relevant mentoring objectives, techniques, and skills to perform their responsibilities.

    1. Mentors receive preparation in techniques and skills to accomplish their mentoring objectives.
    2. For mentoring activities focused on competency development, mentors receive preparation for imparting documented knowledge, skills and process abilities using defined mentoring processes.
    3. Guidance is made available to mentors and those they mentor on how to improve their mentoring relationship.
    4. An advisor is available to mentors or coaches to discuss how to make mentoring relationships more effective.

Affected individuals receive appropriate orientation in Mentoring practices.

    1. Individuals or workgroups to be mentored receive orientation in the mentoring relationship.
    2. When appropriate, orientation is provided to other individuals affected by mentoring activities.

The practices and procedures for performing Mentoring are defined and documented.

    1. Practices and procedures are defined and documented at the organizational or unit levels, as appropriate.
    2. Guidelines for tailoring the practices and procedures for use in different circumstances are documented and made available, as necessary.
    3. The individual(s) assigned responsibility for coordinating Mentoring activities across the organization ensures that defined practices and
      procedures are maintained under version control, disseminated through appropriate media, interpreted appropriately for different situations, and updated through orderly methods.
    4. Experiences, lessons learned, measurement results, and improvement information derived from planning and performing Mentoring practices are captured to support the future use and improvement of the organization’s practices.