Co-Pilots - Welcome to Lehigh!
SOAR is here to help you earn your Mountain Hawk wings.
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
- 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-Pilots
- 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.