Mind to Mind Mentorship
Mentoring is a unique learning partnership based on mutual trust and respect. The mentor-mentee relationship offers rich rewards for both partners.
ATDChi's Mind-to-Mind Mentoring Program is now in its third season, and participant feedback has led to some exciting changes! The program is no longer cohort-based. Instead of fixed start and stop dates, we're accepting applications and facilitating pairings year-round. Here's how to participate:
Mentees, the process begins with your application! Take about 15 minutes to tell us about yourself and your professional goals. We'll use your information to match you with another ATDChi member who's uniquely qualified to help you achieve them.
Mentors, indicate your interest by filling out our three-minute form. If we find a prospective match, the Mentorship leader team will contact you to share more information!
Ideally, a MENTOR should:
Ideally, a MENTEE should:
Matching of Mentor/Mentee:
The Program Manager and the Director of Mentoring will match a mentee with a mentor based on needs and strengths identified during the application process. Once you are paired, the Mind 2 Mind team will make introductions and equip you with helpful resources. After that, it'll be up to both mentor and mentee to determine the duration of the relationship, set the meeting frequency, and frame goals and action steps.
While it's up to the mentor and mentee to agree on the exact time commitment, we suggest you commit to meeting once or twice a month for three to six months. Meetings can be done virtually or in person, depending on both partners' availability and preferences. Remember, every individual's goals are different. Some mentees may want the benefits of mentorship only during a post-graduation job search. Others may want to navigate a career shift or a pathway to management. The time required for a meaningful partnership depends greatly on the mentee's aspirations.
Tools, Resources, Support:
Tools and resources will be available on the ATDChi website. Resources include: