While mentors will receive semi-scripted touch points at the beginning and end of each program cycle as well as ad hoc support as needed, a subset of mentors will receive a third standardized support contact in the winter/spring. This is referred to as Mentor Mid-Year Engagement (it is worth noting that, based on regional preference, all mentors may receive this support touch point). They type of support mentors receive as Mid-Year Engagement varies based on regional priorities and the context of individual pair relationships.
This article provides resources for planning, scheduling and managing toward completion of high-quality Mentor Mid-Year Engagement.
Planning and Scheduling
Regional implementation leads establish the criteria and timeline for Mentor Mid-Year Mentor Engagement. The link above directs to some guidance to support those efforts, two examples of criteria and timeline developed by implementation leads in the past and a planning guide for PMs.
Setting Up a Call Scheduling System (if applicable)
If regional implementation leads establish a Mentor Mid-Year Engagement plan that involves scheduling calls, PMs will need to leverage Microsoft Bookings, iMentor's call scheduling tool that allows mentors to access PMs' calendars to schedule calls. This Learning Center article outlines how the product works and includes links to additional supports from iMentor's Tech Solutions team.
Tracking Toward Completion (if applicable)
If regional implementation leads establish a Mentor Mid-Year Engagement plan that involves tracking the completion of calls, this one-pager provides PMs with options for doing so.
The pair support documentation protocol specific to Mentor Mid-Year Engagement is directly linked above.