“We’re thrilled to be able to provide a world-class mentoring program to our members,” says Cassandra D. Caldwell, Ph.D., founder and CEO of The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals. “We believe that mentoring is a key component of professional development and benefits mentees and mentors on multiple levels.”
The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals MOSAIC mentees are individuals with less than five years in their current roles, are high performers, and have the potential to become senior leaders in the diversity and inclusion field.
Mentees benefit from MOSAIC by:
Broadening their diversity and inclusion competence
Networking with fellow cohort members and mentors in the field
Improving leadership skills
Gaining exposure to new networks and industries
Mentors benefit from MOSAIC by:
Creating a legacy
Building strong talent pipelines for succession planning
Gaining exposure to new networks and industries
Helping strengthen the diversity and inclusion profession
Applications for the next MOSAIC cohort are due by July 1. MOSAIC is only open to International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals members. The MOSAIC of Mentoring kick-off event will take place on December 6 in Research Triangle Park, NC. The MOSAIC Ending Celebration will occur on December 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.
MOSAIC of Mentoring launch – Mentors and mentees will experience a day of planning, education, and fun as they get to know each other in person!
One-on-one mentoring partnership – Each mentee meets at least once per month with a senior diversity and inclusion executive from another industry. By working with leaders in other companies or industries, mentees can bring valuable perspective back to their organizations. These perspectives can enhance innovative thinking and broaden perspectives. Monthly meetings are generally conducted via telephone or Skype unless a mentee or mentor has travel funding available to meet face-to-face. Partnerships are for 12 months.
360-degree feedback process – Each mentee will participate in a 360-degree view of observable social behaviors and working styles identified by four (4) themes: Expressive, Amiable, Driver, and Analytical. Working Styles analyzes work settings, work environment fit, communication style, and management style with development suggestions. The results of the 360-degree feedback will serve as a basis for mentees to develop development plans with the guidance of mentors.
Behavioral assessment – Each mentee will benefit from an assessment that will identify the key attributes and behaviors associated with job performance and satisfaction. This tool provides an in-depth view of 11 key areas associated with job performance for each of the Myers Briggs 16 types including: characteristics, contributions to the organization, management style, communication style, learning style, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, motivators, team participation, change management, and growth opportunities.
Customized profile – All mentees will receive a customized profile highlighting their career accomplishments to share with prospective mentors.
Industry-leading mentors – Mentors are seasoned, senior leaders with a willingness to listen and share. Mentors are diversity and inclusion professionals from the senior director level to the presidential level. Meeting monthly with the mentee, mentors create and monitor the yearly agenda and share experience and perspective with their mentor.
Peer-to-peer networking – Mentees enter MOSAIC as a cohort and will interact and network with each other throughout the program.
MOSAIC Ending Celebration – Mentees and mentors reunite to reflect on successes and opportunities, share best practices, and network.
Program Investment: $5,500 per mentee
About the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals
The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) is the first global comprehensive professional association that spans across industries and across public and private sectors. The ISDIP views diversity and inclusion through a comprehensive lens that includes four strategic pillars: organizational development, supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and community engagement. Membership is open to all public-sector and private-sector professionals with diversity and inclusion job responsibilities and/or interests. The ISDIP is a certified minority-owned business enterprise (MBE).
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