Chicago Federal Executive Board Inter-Agency Mentoring Program

Mentee Program Goals: 

The Chicago FEB Inter-Agency Mentoring Program aims to accelerate the personal and professional development of mentees by providing mentees with guidance, advice, and feedback from a dedicated mentor with more experience than themselves. A federal mentor will share their knowledge and provide guidance to help mentees achieve their professional goals.

By the conclusion of the program, mentees will: 

  • Develop specific objectives through mentee and mentor goal setting discussions 
  • Enhance workplace communication
  • Develop effective team building skills
  • Demonstrate advanced collaboration 
  • Foster a performance-driven environment 
  • Cultivate and engage in a continuous learning culture 
  • Identify internal/external barriers to performance
  • Build career development and personal growth 
  • Expand professional network

Mentee Participation Expectations:

  • Have professional goals identified to share with mentor
  • Ensure learning goals are clear and attainable 
  • Be receptive to advice, guidance, support, and encouragement 
  • Maintain open communication with mentor and proactively organize meetings 
  • Meet at minimum once a month with mentor 

To apply as a mentee, you must: 

  • Be a GS-07 to GS-12 or equivalent
  • Be a permanent Federal Employee 
  • Obtain your supervisor’s approval 
  • Be open and willing and flexible to your mentor’s schedule

Mentee applications must be submitted here by Friday, June 10, 2022.


Mentor Program Goals: 

The Chicago FEB Inter-Agency Mentoring Program aims to accelerate the personal and professional development of mentees by providing mentees with guidance, advice, and feedback from a dedicated mentor with more experience than themselves. As a mentor, you will share your knowledge and provide guidance to help mentees achieve their professional goals.

By the conclusion of the program, mentors will: 

  • Assist in strategizing mentee objectives
  • Enhance workplace communication
  • Work with mentee to develop effective team building skills
  • Demonstrate advanced collaboration 
  • Foster a performance-driven environment 
  • Cultivate and engage in a continuous learning culture 
  • Help mentee identify internal/external barriers to performance
  • Build mentee’s career development and personal growth 
  • Expand professional network
  • Provide mentee with honest and constructive feedback

Mentor Participation Expectations:

  • Hold mentee accountable to learning goals, ensure goals are clear and attainable 
  • Provide constructive feedback, support, and encouragement
  • Maintain open communication with mentee and make self available for meetings
  • Offer informal career and professional resources and advice based on mentee need
  • Help mentee identify obstacles, solve problems, and attain their goals
  • Meet at minimum once a month with mentee

To apply as a mentor, you must: 

  • Be a permanent federal employee 
  • Hold a GS-13 to SES or equivalent 
  • Obtain your supervisor’s approval

Mentor applications must be submitted here by Friday, June 10, 2022.


2022 Tentative Mentoring Program Schedule:

*June 27th* – Orientation

July – Best Practices Session

August – Illinois Innovation Network guest speaker

September – Continue to meet with mentor/mentee

October – Best Practices Sessions

November – Continue to meet with mentor/mentee

December – Graduation

Questions? Email chicagofeb@gsa.gov 

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