AAWCC Oregon Statewide Mentorship Program

Purpose of this program

This mentorship program is designed to facilitate professional development connections between individuals, such as:

  • Those aspiring to further develop within their career in community colleges
  • Those willing to share their experiences and provide insight
  • Those who might envision themselves in another position and are ready to model where they wish to go

Mentoring committee

The Mentoring Committee is comprised of members from the AAWCC Oregon Chapter. Their role is to facilitate the structure of the mentoring offering. More specifically, they will review applications and pair the mentors and mentees. Their role is also to check-in with the mentor/mentee twice within the 6 months. Overall, they will serve as resource and if a mentor/mentee should need to withdraw from their commitment, they should connect with a member of the committee.

Benefits of a mentoring relationship

There are many benefits that can come from a mentoring relationship, including:

  • Access to knowledge and experience
  • Guidance to elevate your professional capabilities
  • See things from a different perspective
  • Inspiration and motivation
  • The ability to test ideas and discuss situations in a safe environment
  • Connections

Apply for the program

Program timeline

Timeline for 6-month programYear 2018-19
November 9, 2018
Roll out Mentorship Program at annual AAWCC Fall Conference
November 9 – 29Apply online to be a mentor or mentee
November 29 Application deadline to participate as a mentor or mentee
December 10 Mentorship Committee announces mentors and mentees
January 7 Mentorship Program begins
End of January 
First check-in: Mentorship Committee contacts mentors and mentees to see how everyone is doing and to provide guidance and resources
Early March 
Second check-in: Mentorship Committee contacts mentors and mentees to see how everyone is doing and to provide guidance and resources
July 5, 2019 Six-month State-wide Mentorship Program ends, evaluations are due

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