|ADJA Mentorship Program|
|The ADJA in its desires to elevate our membership & expand educational opportunities for members has developed an active mentorship program. Eventually every chapter will have a mentorship leader. There will be mentorship training for those interested in becoming a mentor. Please read text below, then use Tool Links at bottom of page then contact one of our mentorship leaders to get started.
|Mentor Program Leader:||Mentor Program Leader:|
|A MENTOR Will:||A PROTOGEE Will:|
Coach the protégé in enhancing skills and
|Want to be a partner in the mentoring
connection. To that end, they prepare and do the appropriate “homework” for meetings with their mentor.
|Pass along organizational information
(structure, politics, personalities).
|Know and be able to discuss their needs and
objectives with their mentor. This means that he or she has to look inside
themselves to identify areas that may need work and share them with the mentor.
|Provide candid feedback to the protégé about
perceived strengths and developmental needs.
|Take responsibility for his or her career and
goals. Although they have the benefit of the mentor’s guidance, they are
responsible for their own path.
|Point out opportunities for the protégé to
develop and demonstrate capabilities (as well as pointing out pitfalls to avoid).
|Be able to receive feedback and look at the
situation from the mentor’s perspective to gain a more objective viewpoint.
|Advise the protégé on how to deal with real or
|Be willing to try new things, to consider different ways of “getting there from here.”|
|Serve as a sounding board.||Periodically assess the progress of the
relationship, letting the mentor know when priorities must be reset.
|Encourage and motivates the protégé.||Work to gain the skills, knowledge, and
abilities to grow. They’re flexible, listen to their mentor, and consider new
|Build the protégé’s self-confidence and sense
|Take initiative, seeking the mentors advice
|the protégé’s learning.
||Focus on the goal, not getting lost in the
process (if it isn’t clear, they ask the mentor how the process leads to the