Mentor Guidelines & Application


Once mentors are enrolled in the program, they are matched with emerging leaders with corresponding interests.

Mentor Requirements

  • Member of The Network for Social Work Management
  • Academic credentials: MSW or other Master level degree
  • 10+ years of experience as a manager in the human services sector

Bilingual, Spanish speaking mentors are encouraged to apply (Note: this is not a requirement)

Mentor Guidelines

Responsibilities as a mentor with the program and with a mentee include:

  1. Willingness to do my best to improve the mentee’s skills by promoting his/her professional development, enhancing his/her leadership skills and developing his/her knowledge of management.
  2. Commitment to developing a professional mentee-focused relationship of trust and respect on subjects related to the social work and human services field.
  3. Commitment to meet with my mentee on a monthly basis for the purpose of providing mentoring.
  4. Inform the coordinator of the date and time of monthly meetings with mentee.
  5. Provide written feedback about the progress of mentoring to the program coordinator on the designated check-in dates.
  6. Inform the program coordinator of any issues that may occur during the mentoring process.
  7. Notify the coordinator about termination of the program if termination will occur prior to designated termination date.
  8. Complete program evaluations.
  9. Participate, if possible, in the final program event i.e. 2019 Conference.
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    • Submission of the mentorship application and signed mentor and mentee guidelines.
    • Availability to participate through the length of the program (9 months, October 2018-June 2019).
    • Access to internet connection: minimum- DSL or cable connection.

    By submitting this form you are acknowledging that you are committed to actively participate in this mentoring PROGRAM and will follow the mentor guidelines.

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The application period for the International Mentorship Program is currently closed