International Mentorship Program

The Network’s International Mentorship Program provides emerging and seasoned social work leaders in the U.S. and internationally with the opportunity to coach and guide each other on how to be successful health and human services professionals.

Mentees are able to receive guidance and acquire management skills through the help of their mentors while Mentors use their expertise to help the next generation of social work managers and give back to the human services community.

View the selected 2017-18 Mentors and Mentees Here!


  • Guidelines About the Skills Needed to be a Mentor/Mentee
  • The Network for Social Work Management’s Human Services Management Competencies Guidebook
  • Social Sector Management Resources
  • Tips to Manage the Mentoring Relationship
  • News and Articles on Mentoring
  • Mentoring Forum
International Mentorship Program | NSWM


  • Open to emerging leaders in the human services sector who have a demonstrated interest in leadership and management.
  • 15 mentors and 15 mentees will be selected to participate in this program.
  • Mentees and mentors will be featured in one of our NSWM Newsletters
  • Mentoring sessions will be held with assisted mentor via phone, email and/or virtual platforms.
  • Mentors will be required to attend one mentor-only virtual meeting
  • Mentees will be required to attend one mentee-only virtual meeting
  • Mentees and mentors will receive a certificate of completion.


  • Must have at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Submission of the mentorship application and signed mentor and mentee guidelines.
  • $25 commitment fee required upon acceptance to the program
  • Proof of employment
  • Availability to participate throughout the length of the program (9 months, October-June).
  • Access to internet connection: minimum- DSL or cable connection.
  • *Please note that failure to complete the full application will result in rejected application.



NSWM Mentee 2015-16

Melissa Wiesel, MSW, Psychotherapist, Hunterdon Behavioral Health, Hamilton, NJ- USA

weiselI wanted to say I appreciate greatly being a part of the mentoring program. I found it to be a supportive experience which allowed me to really dig into what my career and future goals mean in relation to my life. Mymentor shared her experiences from past and present and inspired me to become more comfortable with my own journey and subsequently make some bold moves towards my future. What a gift?!?!”

NSWM Mentor 2015-16

Kibasa Samuel, Director of Congregate Programs, Community Housing Innovations, Patchogue, NY – USA

Head-Shot_Samuel-220x220I am honored to have been a part of the Network for Social Work Management mentoring program. I did not anticipate how educational and enriching working with my mentee would be. I am proud to say that we learned a great deal from each other in the process. This program was not only a learning experience, it was also an incredible opportunity to cultivate new relationships.