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

First-year Timeline Pilot Year 2017-18
November 16, 2017 Roll out of mentoring program at the AAWCC Fall Conference
November 16-December 7, 2017 Apply online to be a mentor or mentee
December 8, 2017 Application deadline to participate in the first cohort as a mentor or mentee
December 11-12, 2017 Mentorship committee reviews applications and pairs mentors and mentees
December 15, 2017 Mentorship Committee announces first cohort of mentors and mentees
January 8, 2018 Mentorship program begins
End of January, 2018 First check-in: mentorship committee contacts mentors and mentees to see how they are doing and to provide guidance and resources
Early March, 2018 Second check-in: mentorship committee contacts mentors and mentees to see how they are doing and to provide guidance and resources
July 2, 2018 Six-month state-wide mentorship program ends, evaluations are due
July 19, 2018 AAWCC Summer Conference: first cohort participates on a panel to discuss outcomes (experiences, benefits, proposed program changes, etc.)

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