Mentoring is a traditional method for orienting and training those new to the Coast Guard, as well as a valuable means for supporting the development - even accelerating the professional growth - of experienced employees, middle managers, and executives. Individuals who share knowledge, experiences, and skills to benefit someone else provide valuable leadership. Mentoring is one of the Coast Guard's 28 Leadership Competencies, and is found within the "leading others" category of the Leadership Development Framework.
All workforce members (including active duty, reservists, civilian employees, and auxiliarists), regardless of responsibility level, can benefit from mentoring anytime during a career. Just as we need to be mentored in order to continually learn, we also learn through teaching others. Ultimately, the Coast Guard improves as an organization through the performance improvements of our people.
The Coast Guard Mentoring Program and Resources Area is an area that is designed to support and link to all Coast Guard Program materials; mentoring resources; mentoring training materials; Coast Guard and non-Coast Guard mentoring links; and mentoring aids, etc.
Web-Based Mentoring Training Modules
For more training on the mentoring experience, becoming a mentor, and becoming a mentee, please log onto the Coast Guard learning portal and paste the following link into your browser to enroll in our Coast Guard Web-Based Mentoring Training Module: Click HERE
Speed Mentoring is a networking event in which mentees can ask experienced military and civilian leaders questions about careers, personal goals, and aspects of the professional journey in a fun and effective way!
Click HERE to see an example of a Speed Mentoring Flyer which can be used to market your event.
The Creating a Successful Mentoring Partnership Guide, provides information to employees (military and civilian) who are interested in establishing a mentoring relationship, either as a mentor or a mentee.