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 program       Year 2020-21
December 2020Apply online to be a mentor or mentee
January 22, 2021Application deadline to participate in the first cohort as a Mentor or Mentee
January 25 – 29, 2021Mentorship Committee reviews applications and pairs Mentors and Mentees
February 1 – 5, 2021Mentorship Committee contacts cohort of Mentors and Mentees
Monday, February 8, 2021Mentorship Program begins
End of MarchFirst Check-In: Mentorship Committee contacts Mentors and Mentees to see how they are doing and to provide guidance and resources
Mid-MaySecond Check-In: Mentorship Committee contacts Mentors and Mentees to see how they are doing and to provide guidance and resources
June 15, 2021Send out evaluations
June 25, 2021Evaluations are due
July 9, 2021Six-month state-wide Mentorship Program ends
July 2021Report out at Summer Conference
November 2021Fall Conference – Next Cohort sign ups

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