USC Provost HR
Staff Mentoring & Development Program

Program Overview

Starting in 2020, Provost HR is launching the Staff Mentoring and Development Program that pairs experienced leaders with individual contributors who are interested in developing their career and leadership skills. The program is structured to provide support, networking opportunities, and professional development training to help staff members develop their careers and to build capabilities required for current and future roles within USC.

The program is a twelve month commitment and consists of one-on-one mentoring, development workshops, leadership forums and concludes with a certificate of completion.

The program runs in calendar year cycles, typically beginning in January and concluding in December. Currently, cohorts are limited to 15 mentoring pairs, as such participation in the program is selective. During the initial launch, the program will be open only to Finance and IT mentees. Mentors may be leaders across the entire university.