NCACPA serves the needs of MentorMatch participants by pairing them with a willing mentor focused on advancing the member’s personal career goals. Members are matched with a fellow NCACPA colleague based on professional skills the mentee wants to acquire and the mentor has to offer.
Mentees can develop a specific set of goals which form the basis of the mentor-mentee relationship, and mentors are asked to work with the mentee on advancing these objectives. This program is not about finding a job, but to grow professionally and network.
In order to have the best possible partnering, both the mentor and mentee must clearly understand their roles.
All mentees and mentors are required to follow the guidelines below.
- Mentors and mentees must be willing to assume the appropriate role as defined below.
- In order to participate in this program, mentees and mentors must fill out their respective enrollment.
- Participants are asked to make a six month commitment. At the end of this time, mentors and mentees can continue the relationship as they see fit.
- Mentors may mentor a maximum of three mentees at a time, but need to be judicious with their resources to make sure that each mentee is well served.
- Mentees may only have one mentor at a time.
Role of Mentee
- Mentees need to fill out their profiles on NCACPA Connect, including their bios and pictures, since this information will help mentors best serve you.
- Mentees are responsible for facilitating the relationship and must invite a mentor via NCACPA Connect to help them.
- Mentees are responsible for driving the relationship, meaning that mentees must have clear goals for what they want to achieve from participation and take responsibility for pursuing those objectives.
- Mentees should take initiative and communicate with mentors to determine meeting schedules and communicating at least once per month with their mentors.
- Mentees should be prepared with questions and goals to work on with their mentor during each scheduled session. Suggested best practice is to share topics for conversation a week before the call to give the mentor time to think about the issues.
- Mentees must keep scheduled commitments and provide advance notice of any unforeseen conflicts requiring rescheduling.
- Mentees are expected to be professional, courteous, and gracious in every interaction with their mentor.
- Mentees will be asked to complete a six-month survey to provide feedback about this program.
Role of Mentor
- Mentors need to fill out their profiles on NCACPA Connect, including their bios and pictures, since this information will be used by mentees to request possible matches.
- Mentors are responsible to meet with their mentees at least once per month.
- When mentees give mentors call topics in advance, mentors are encouraged to think about resources and experiences that can speak to that issue.
- Mentors are responsible to participate on calls in a timely manner and provide as much advance notice as possible of conflicts requiring rescheduling.
- Mentors are expected to be professional, courteous, and gracious in every interaction with their mentees.
- Mentors are requested to serve in a supportive and nurturing role, encouraging their mentees professional development and growth.
- Mentors will be asked to complete a six-month survey to provide feedback about this program.