Mentoring

Are you interested in having a mentor or career coach in occupational hygiene or occupational health? A number of senior level professional members of WHWB have offered their services as mentors to less experienced members.

Are you a credentialed occupational hygienist or occupational physician who would be interested in mentoring a newcomer to the field?

When you think of mentoring, you may think of it in terms of something like the photo above. Although this might be considered the ideal, it really is not practical where most of those desiring mentoring live in areas of the world with few professionals to fulfil the role of mentors. The WHWB mentoring program involves mentoring at a distance using telecommunications software like Skype or Zoom to connect mentors and mentees.

 

You may benefit from mentoring if you have completed one or more of the OHTA modules in occupational hygiene. Mentoring is also helpful when preparing to write or take certification examinations. In fact, we can all benefit from mentoring throughout our careers.  Often both partners in the relationship report benefits.

WHWB mentoring usually involves online communication by email and teleconferencing, because of the large distances between mentors and their mentees. 

We favour Zoom for this purpose because it offers a free account with features ideal for one-to-one or small group meetings. It allows screen sharing, permitting the presentation of PowerPoint and video demonstrations and illustration of practical occupational hygiene procedures. We can help you register for a free Zoom account and offer tips on using it for online communication.

Mentor Form  – Download and complete this form if you wish to mentor.
Formulario del tutor

Mentee Form  – Download and complete this form if you are looking for a mentor.
Formulario del alumno

Is mentoring at a distance practical? We invite you to read this post from one of our mentors.

A WHWB mentee prepared a poster presentation describing her mentoring experience for the 2018 IOHA conference in Washington DC. You can view or download the poster at this link.

Questions? Please contact us at: mentors@whwb.org.