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 2019-20
November 21, 2019
Mentoring Program workshop at AAWCC Annual Conference
November 21 – December 20Apply online to be a mentor or mentee
January 3, 2020Application deadline to participate in the first cohort as a Mentor or Mentee
January 6-10
Friday, January 10Mentorship Committee contacts cohort of Mentors and Mentees
Monday, January 30Mentorship Program begins
End of FebruaryFirst Check-In: Mentorship Committee contacts Mentors and Mentees to see how they are doing and to provide guidance and resources
Friday, April 24Second Check-In: Mentorship Committee contacts Mentors and Mentees to see how they are doing and to provide guidance and resources
May 29Send out evaluations
June 5Evaluations are due
July 5Six-month state-wide Mentorship Program ends
July 2020Report out at summer conference
November 2020 Fall Conference – Next Cohort sign ups

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