As discussed in GitLab’s Remote Playbook, the intentionality behind communication, especially in remote settings, is a critical element of success. This pilot program aims to support GitLab’s communications plan by purposefully creating and cultivating opportunities for mentors, mentees, and connection.
In the finance team, there's a great untapped opportunity for cross-training and relationship building. We are launching our first mentorship pilot program to establish whether mentorship is a good way for the finance team to faciliate learning and development and normalise knowledge sharing in our department.
For reference and guidance, you can refer to the L&D Mentorship Documentation.
Sessions will take place every other week for 30-minutes and will last for up to 3 months (with the possibility of an extension), as long as both mentors and mentees remain engaged. The mentor/mentee relationship will be cross-divisional, meaning that both parties will have the opportunity to work with and learn from team members outside of your usual roles.
All program communications will be sent through the slack channel #finance-mentorship-program.
|Call for Mentors and Mentees||5 April - 30 April 2021|
|Pairing process||3 May - 7 May 2021|
|Mentor program kickoff meeting||Tuesday 10th May 2021|
|Mentorship period||10th May - 10th August 2021|
|Mid-program feedback survey||1st July 2021|
|End of program feedback survey||10th August 2021|
The program will last for up to 3-months if both the mentor and the mentee remain engaged. Being engaged in the program will be defined as:
Mentees identify, at minimum, one development goal that they’d like to discuss with their mentor.
How to identify a goal?
|Daniel Parker||Dillon Wheeler|
|Melody Maradiaga||Sylwia Szepietowska|
|Bryan Wise||Mark Quitevis|
|Dale Brown||Nicole Ann Precilla|
|Andrew Murray||Michelle Cooper|
|Igor Groenewegen-Mackintosh||Sindhu Srivastava|
|Sindhu Tatimatla||Naomi Khan|
|Craig Mestel||Erica de longpre|
|Israel Weeks||Karuna Singh|
|Brian Robins||Courtney Cote|
|Aleshia Hansen||Alex Westbrook|
|Paul Armstrong||Melody Maradiaga|
|Justin Stark||Wendy Lam|
|Sushma Nalamaru||Paul Laurinavicius|
|Dennis van Rooijen||Harley Devlin|
|Rob Parker||Daniel Parker|