Coaching and mentoring are processes essential to the success of a learning culture and the development of leaders at all levels. Creating a sustaining learning culture and developing future leaders are critical elements to achieving ERDC’s success. For these reasons, an Integrated Product/Process Team was assigned the task of developing a mentoring program tailored to ERDC’s need for consistency coupled with flexibility. The result is ERDC-wide guidance for formal mentoring programs that meet each ERDC organization’s unique requirements.
The ERDC Mentoring Program benefits employees who volunteer to participate as well as the entire organization. It enhances the careers of our current employees, aids in their retention, contributes to employees’ job satisfaction and improves employee morale. It helps us recruit future staff. Everyone benefits.