Can I continue my relationship with the Mentor/Mentee?
If a mentor/mentee pairing mutually agree they would like to continue their mentoring relationship they are welcomed to. This would be taken on by the pairing themselves and would be outside the APWA mentorship committee program.
How often are mentor/ mentee pairs expected to meet?
There is no set requirement though it is recommended that pairs meet at least once per month to establish a meaningful and worthwhile mentoring relationship. During their initial meeting it is recommended that pairs establish meeting frequency and communication methods and expectations.
How do I seek support from the Mentorship Committee if issues arise?
A Committee Liaison will be assigned to each mentor/ mentee pair. Either the mentor or mentee can reach out to the Committee Liaison at any time with questions or to seek support and/or mediation from the Mentorship Committee.
Can I participate in the mentorship program more than one year?
Yes! Participants may submit a new application for future Mentorship Program cycles to be paired up with a new Mentor or Mentee.
Do I need to be an APWA Member to participate in the program?
Mentors are required to be an APWA Member. Mentees are strongly encouraged to have or sign up for an APWA membership.
The Mentorship Program is just one of the many ways APWA strives to provide valuable opportunities for connection and professional development in the Public Works industry. Your membership gives you access to the many resources APWA has to offer and helps APWA to sustain and grow these efforts.