The RF Mentoring Program connects knowledgeable Mentors with Protégés, from across the system, who are looking to further develop their talents and expertise. Mentors and Protégés participate side-by-side in an 8-week live-online learning intensive experience. Guided by our commitment to creating generations of future leaders, the program is modeled on the faculty-student mentor-protégé relationship.

The 2022 cohort will be held on Thursdays January 6th through February 24th from 9am-12pm.

All RF/SUNY employees working in Research Administration and Commercialization, directly or indirectly, are welcome to apply.

RF Mentoring Program 2022 Calendar

The eight-week curriculum includes:

  • Program Kick-Off: Building a Learning Community
  • Communication Across Differences
  • Resilience at Work
  • Leading with Power
  • Collaborative Conflict
  • Perform with Presence: A Presentation Skills Intensive
  • Public Speaking Mini-Course: Verbatim Speech
  • Professional Development Plan Worksheet

RF Mentor Roles and Responsibilities 2022

RF Protege Roles and Responsibilities 2022

Attend an informational session to learn more:

☎   November 8th 2:00pm-2:45pm
☎   November 10th 11:15am-12:00pm

Interested in being a Mentor? Apply 11.01-11.19

Interested in being a Protégé? Apply 11.22-12.02

**Click here to view the 2022 Mentor Bios**

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 RF Mentoring Program graduating class


Congratulations to the 2018-2019 RF Mentoring Program graduating class

class for the 2018-19 RF Mentoring Program




Why be a Part of the Mentoring Program?
Tom Popielarski Testimonial Scott Shurtleff Testimonial
Brian Moore Testimonial Kathleen Caggiano-Siino

RF Mentoring Program contacts:

Jenna Lehr, Deputy Learning Officer

Nadia S. Digges, L&D Coordinator

Kathleen Caggiano-Siino, Vice President for Human Resources