We are now accepting applications for the DoCS Mentoring Program (DMP), launching in January 2024.
The goal of the program is to foster professional development and career growth while building networks across DoCS, promoting a culture of mentorship and collaboration within the DoCS community. The mentoring relationship is a learning partnership that focuses primarily on advancing the professional, academic, and personal development of the mentee. Mentors are committed to helping their mentees grow, and mentees are committed to learning from their mentors.
The DoCS Mentoring Program is open to all DoCS staff. However, it generally follows a 4-phase progression over the course of the calendar year, starting new cohorts in January of each year.
If you participate in the program, meeting at least once per month with your mentoring partner monthly beginning the 3rd phase is strongly encouraged; however, the partners negotiate the specific terms of the mentoring relationship in the 2nd phase of the program. Program participation includes PD opportunities through a Canvas course, monthly events, and the DoCS DEIA program. Participants who complete 15 hours of PD and successfully complete the program earn a badge.
If you have any questions about the DoCS Mentoring program, please contact David Shernoff at email@example.com.
Please note: Your application information will be used as a default profile in the DoCs Mentoring Program Canvas portal, a private LMS accessible to all participants of the program. Thus, by completing the application, you are providing permission to post all application information, visible only to participants of the program, in Canvas. Please keep this in mind as you complete your application.
DoCS Mentoring Program Application 2024
Due January 17, 2024
Provide any additional information you think would be helpful for the committee to know in order to create an appropriate mentoring match for you. For example, you might comment on your personality, work style, your life experiences, family life, hobbies, or anything else that might aid us in identifying the best mentoring partner for you.
A goal of the DoCS Mentoring Program is to recruit and train a diverse and inclusive pool participants. There are benefits when partners in a mentoring relationship share demographic characteristics as well as when partners differ.
With this in mind for the two optional questions below, please indicate how you self-identify:
Please review and agree to the DoCS Mentoring Program's Participant Agreement below: