Hiring heroes mentor information guide
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- 1. Hiring Heroes Mentor Information Guide Mentor Questionnaire: Thank you for participating in this questionnaire so that we can appropriately match mentors and mentees. In which branch of service did you serve and what was your specialty? How long have you worked at the company and what positions have you held? Do you have two to three hours a month to commit to the Wounded Warrior program? Have you been part of a mentoring program before? If so, what lessons did you learn? Would you be uncomfortable mentoring someone with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
- 2. MENTOR INFORMATION GUIDE No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. James Allen This Information Guide is a resource for mentors to help you learn how you can support a Hired Hero to become successful as he or she enters a new corporate role in our organization. Included inside: Learn facts about physical and emotional issues that challenge Hired Heroes. Learn what is involved in your role as a mentor. Learn how to provide guidance in learning new skills or technology.
- 3. Expectations of being a Mentor Time and interest commitment in the development of the mentee Support, counsel and friendship Model leadership, interpersonal skills and constructive problem solving Career guidance To have been selected as a mentor for a Hired Hero, you have demonstrated strong leadership and good performance, making you an excellent candidate to provide guidance for a veteran.
- 4. Benefits to the Mentee Becoming more comfortable with the organization Increased self-confidence Understanding of organizational culture, attitudes and protocols Learning from mentors experience and knowledge Skill development Career advice and planning There are many benefits to a person being partnered with a mentor, including the following:
- 5. Months 1 2 Get acquainted with each other Complete your Mentoring Agreement Review the mentees goals and assist in creating a development plan Month 3 Continue meeting as planned Complete three-month assessment Check in with mentee for feedback on program Months 4 11 Continue meeting as planned Discuss transition of relationship: -Extend formal mentorship -Change to informal -Change to friends/associates Month 12 Celebrate and express appreciation Complete Final Review with partner Mentoring Cycle at a Glance
- 6. Maintain a Successful Relationship Use the Three-Month Progress Assessment and Development Plan worksheets What to Discuss Any concerns or questions Mentee is having Feedback from the mentee about the program Career path guidance Future growth opportunities Educational opportunities and resources within the organization * Timeframes may vary depending on individual needs
- 7. Three-Month Progress Assessment and Development Plan worksheets
- 8. Conclusion of Formal Mentoring Use the Final Review worksheet Extend the formal mentorship Change to an informal relationship Change to friends/associates Thanks and goodbye *Timeframes may vary depending on individual needs You and your mentee have the following options:
- 9. Final Review Worksheet
- 10. Re-adjusting to civilian life May be grieving May be adjusting to working through the Veterans Affairs systems May not have consistent care May feel like they dont belong in a non-military environment May find work chaotic due to a perceived lack of structure, order, and direction May miss the intensity of combat duty Entering the corporate world for the first time Not familiar with corporate politics and language Not accustomed to *your companys+ culture Dont know how they will fit into the organizational structure May not be familiar with business casual standards and interaction norms Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) From 2000 to 2009, approximately 76,000 Department of Defense patients were diagnosed with PTSD. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) The Department of Defense & the Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center estimate that 22% of all OEF/OIF combat wounds are brain injuries. Extremity injuries Between September 2001 and January 2009 there were 1286 military cases of limb amputations. Challenges Veterans Face
- 11. Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
- 12. Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury