Leader Development Mentor
Developed with support from the SAME Foundation, the LDP identifies and cultivates talent from within the SAME membership to address the nation’s grand challenges. Participants explore individual strengths and team dynamics. The program supports the development of the next generation of world class military, government, civilian, and industry leaders for the Society and our Nation. LDP is a yearlong commitment, running from Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) to the following JETC.
Serve as a mentor to help shepherd the professional development of these promising professionals throughout the program year. In this role, you will provide individual professional guidance and support to advance their leadership skills. Mentors are typically recruited in April of each year.
To learn more, visit the main LDP page, or contact Susan Thames, LDP Mentor POC.
The success of the SAME camps program depends on the experience and talents contributed by the staff, cadets, college students, and other volunteers that come from our many SAME Posts and partner organizations. They fill critical mentor and staff roles. The Camps COI is always looking for volunteers to serve as mentors, squad leaders, logistical support, and other staff positions that ensures the camps continued success. Mentor and staff recruitment activities are in high gear January – June.
To learn more about camp mentor recruitment and how you can help, visit the camp mentoring page. If you have questions about serving as a mentor/staff, contact the specific camp director, or email Eddie Gonzalez, SAME Program Manager.
Academy of Fellows
Building on their historic commitment to mentoring, the Academy of Fellows (AOF) is accepting the challenge, asking our members to actively join the rank of “Mentor” by increasing their engagement in SAME mentoring activities. This is reflected in the AOF Charge:
“I charge you to be a mentor. A Fellow fully understands the importance of growing future professionals and leaders and continually seeks opportunities to do so. A Fellow actively participates in SAME education, training and professional development programs, sharing experience, insight, expertise and best practices and doing so with enthusiasm. May the laurel branch with berries on your medallion remind you to remain a mentor throughout your professional career.”
Fellows nurture student members by mentoring at SAME camps and post K-12 outreach events, cultivate emerging leaders by mentoring for the Leader Development Program, and ensure SAME young professionals advance in their career pursuits by co-hosting mentoring events and trainings with the Young Professionals COI at SAME national events. To learn more about the AOF's mentoring efforts, visit the AOF webpage, or contact Philios Angelides, the AOF VIce Chair for Mentoring.
Post-level Mentoring Programs
Does your Post conduct a mentoring program? If so, the LD COI would like to make sure your program is represented as part of the LD COI mentoring strategy. If your Post has a Mentoring POC, make sure they sign on to be part of the LD COI so they can add to the body of knowledge of the community. To learn more, contact Gerald Morris, CDT, LEED AP BD&C, PMP, CCM, Post-level Mentoring POC on the Mentoring Advisory Group.
Sustaining Member Leader Development/Mentoring Programs
If your company is an SAME sustaining member and runs an internship, mentoring, or leader development program, please let us know so we can include you in our inventory. If they don’t, is there interest to start one? To let us know about your program, or to find out what it takes to set up mentoring program, contact Thad Tobaben at William.email@example.com, Sustaining Member POC on the Mentoring Advisory Group.
Mentoring increases the lethality of the U.S. armed forces, ensures talent is retained and recruited, and increases diversity and learning. Each service branch invests in its own mentoring strategy. For more information about the general duties of the Agency Mentoring and to help identify government mentoring programs and resources please reach out to Capt. Ashlee Ellis, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Agency Mentoring POC on the Mentoring Advisory Group.