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WHAT IS A CO-PILOT?

WHAT IS A CO-PILOT?

  • A co-pilot is a new member of the Lehigh community or has transferred into a different job family,  who seeks to have a personal, one-on-one guide to assist them to learn and navigate the Lehigh environment (culture) and/or procedures.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK FOR A CO-PILOT?

  • New hires are automatically rolled into the program upon starting Lehigh.

  • A captain is assigned to each co-pilot.

  • Soon after their employment begins, the captain will contact co-pilot to determine best time for captain to visit and personally meet the co-pilot

  • Captains will support and listen to the co-pilot, answer their questions and/or help to find the answers, share their knowledge.

BENEFITS OF BEING A CO-PILOT?

  • Creates a relationship that can be both personally and professionally rewarding

  • Helps you more readily understand higher education and its structure, Lehigh’s organization chart, feel comfortable in Lehigh’s culture

  • Multiplies the value of your employee experience by sharing

  • Learning about your captain’s experiences can help enhance your own skills and abilities

  • Captains will share with co-pilots all of those things that they wish somebody had shared with them when they were first hired

TIME COMMITTMENT

  • Co-Pilots commit to a 45-day relationship with their captain, with the goal of connecting on a weekly basis or as needed with a captain via in-person, telephone or e-mail meetings.

EXPECTATIONS OF CO-PILOT?

  • To be considerate and respectful of the time and commitment the captain is sharing with you

  • To be honest in the assessment and complete surveys within 3 days of receiving it. Feedback is vital in the success of the program.

  • Be understanding of captains “day job” timing in the event you cannot reach her in an urgent matter.

  • If a meeting must change, let the captain know as early as possible.