"The toughest thing about mentoring is not to give advice. Your responsibility is to ask them where they want to go and ask the right questions to help them get there.”
About the Toolkit
The Coast Guard Mentoring Toolkit is designed to share the necessary professional developmental tools for successful employee developmental experiences across the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Coast Guard, and throughout the federal government. Mentoring will offer successful long-term relationships and utilized to promote employee development in specific areas and to help new employees settle into the agency/new positions by:
- Creating knowledge sharing environment
- Developing mission critical skills
- Assisting employee acceleration within their career
- Improving and increasing employee retention
- Enhancing mentoring skills
What is Mentoring?
Mentoring has been identified as an important influence in professional development in the organization. The war for talent is creating challenges within organization not only to recruit new talent, but to retain talent. Benefits of mentoring include increased employee performance, retention, commitment to the organization, and knowledge sharing. DHS/Coast Guard mentoring programs are designed to facilitate enriching experiences through reciprocal relationships and opportunities for personal and professional growth while sharing knowledge, leveraging skills, and cultivating talent. It provides a series of developmental experiences for matched mentoring pairs.