The Ellen Perlman Simon Mentorship Program provides SSWLHC members the opportunity to learn from other social work leaders and clinicians in health care and/or to serve as a mentor to colleagues developing key leadership skills. The Program creates the foundation for a meaningful mentoring experience by fostering an intentional and purposeful relationship guided by clearly defined goals.
Unlike clinical supervision, the mentor/mentee relationship focuses on and is guided by specific deliverables and goals. Mentees may choose to utilize their mentors for guidance and consultation toward the completion of a project (deliverable), or may identify goals related to more global skill development. Deliverables are intended to encompass and develop core leadership skills such as navigating professional dilemmas, strategic planning, or staff development, to name just a few. The Mentor/Mentee relationship is non-evaluative and is not meant to serve as clinical supervision.
Shorter-term consultation is also available to SSWLHC members through the Mentorship Program. Consultation is intended to assist members in navigating one-time or episodic projects or leadership challenges. Participants are encouraged to identify a goal to direct this work and to plan for a maximum of three consultation sessions.