Beginning May 2011, the ASQ Statistics Division is piloting a mentoring program. The mentor roles and expectations are described below.
- If you are interested in helping another Division member by volunteering to be a
mentor, please complete the mentor questionnaire (PDF | MS Word).
- If you would like to be matched with a mentor, please complete the mentee
questionnaire (PDF | MS Word).
- Forms should be e-mailed to Herb McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information about the program, please contact email@example.com.
ASQ Statistics Division Mentoring Roles and Expectations
As an ASQ Statistics Division mentor, you may fulfill one or more of the following roles:
- Technical Advisor/Consultant - Help mentee plan strategies to achieve problem resolution.
- Provide technical advice and guidance in statistical procedures
- Statistical engineering approaches
- Problem solving strategies
- Advice for obtaining grants (if applicable)
- Career Advisor - Recommend opportunities for technical training and strategies for technical career path direction.
- Finding learning opportunities
- Pro-active career management
- Political savvy awareness
- Communication skills
- Coach - Teach managerial & technical skills (OJT). Recommend specific behaviors for self improvement.
- Sounding board
- Job satisfaction, fulfillment, motivation, etc.
- Give direction and advice, do not do the work
- Referral Agent - Help expand mentee's network of professional contacts.
- Promote active participation in professional societies
Expectations of Mentors
Mentoring is a volunteer activity and the ASQ Statistics Division greatly appreciates your interest and investment in the future of our discipline by sharing your knowledge and experience. It is important that mentor and mentee are aware of what the roles and expectations of the program:
- Communicate with mentee at least once per month (phone call, email)
- Be able to fulfill one or more of the roles, as described above
- Provide feedback to Stat Division about program structure at least once per year
- Commit to mentoring for at least a one year period
- Take initiative, actively seek out, and be pro-active in scheduling contact with mentee
- Document discussions via e-mail
- You are not expected to work with more than one mentee at a time (but may do so, if desired)
- Face-to-face meeting once per year, if possible (e.g. WCQI/ICQI, FTC, SRC, QPRC)
- At least a Masters in Statistics (or related field) and 5+ years of experience working professionally with statistics