© Barry Sweeny, 2003


This calendar was derived from the one I actually used in the mentoring program I coordinated. My program was originally a two year program and this is the first year.

Activities which involved mentors and proteges were always suspended during the summer since getting full participation was impossible with vacations. However, program evaluation and improvement planning did involve some proteges and mentors who were available to participate.

Note, this schedule was the primary one I used since most new hires began in August. However, I had a second variation of this schedule in which the months were NOT written in ahead of time, but were added when a group (cohort) of new employees was hired and assigned to start working with a mentor at some other time in the year.

Symbols Key:    M = Mentor,   P = Protege, S = Supervisor

Month Activity Meeting Coaching Who? Required?
August • st M-P contact by phone before meetings
-M. Training

-P. Orientation Week

-M, S

-M , P & S

Y

Y

September Daily M & P contact -Make up M. Training P observes M, no coaching -M & P Y
October contact 2-3 /wk min.

-P. Support Group

-M. Support Group

M observes P, no coaching
P

M & P

M

Y

Y

Y

November • Minimum contact • /wk Coaching Training Optional M & P Y
December • Minimum contact • /wk start M & P Y
January • Minimum contact • /wk -P. Support Group

-M. Support Group

• cycle
P

M & P

M

Y

Y

Y

February • Minimum contact • /wk • cycle M & P Y
March • Minimum contact • /wk -P. Support Group

• cycle

P

M & P

Y

Y

April • Minimum contact • /wk
-M. Support Group

-Mentoring Info & Recruitment Meetings

• cycle

M

M & P

Y

Y

May • Minimum contact • /wk

• Mentoring Logs & program evaluations due by May 30

-M. Training


Y

Y

June • Minimum contact • /wk

• Mentor Recognition Dinner

M & P

N