AHEPPP Mentorship Program

If you've previously been involved with AHEPPP, you know community is the defining feature of our association. The mentor-matching program is a specialized resource meant to enhance your membership experience by providing you personal and professional support. We invite you to participate in this initiative as an added dimension to your professional development within the association and beyond!

Expectations

This mentorship program is a one-year commitment, beginning annually in October, just prior to the National Conference. Take advantage of this opportunity in the manner that best meets your needs. 

As a mentor you...

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in the field of Parent/Family relations
  • Make monthly contact with your mentee. This can be in the form of phone calls, email, or other outreach
  • Share articles, books, and other publications that may be of interest for your mentee
  • Share relevant resources and conferences that may be of interest
  • Meet at the 2016 AHEPPP National Conference (if applicable)

As a mentee you...

  • Are open to learning and exploring new ideas
  • Take initiative to develop a professional relationship with your mentee
  • Ask questions, engage and take ownership of your professional development 

In this flexible program, you will be provided monthly discussion themes to use as a starting point for your conversations or or you may discover other topics of interest to your mentor pairing. AHEPPP creates the match; you develop the relationship and structure of your work together.

2016-2017 Mentor Themes

Month

Topic for Discussion

October

Introductions: backgrounds, goals/outcomes of participation

November

Annual Conference preparation: what to know, planning, plan for meeting at the conference

December

Goal-setting for 2017 - evaluating and/or sharing personal/professional goals

January

Resume review

February

Navigating Campus Relationships and Partnerships

March

Trends in Parent/Family Programs (best practices, innovations, research)

April

Goal Assessment

May

Balance/Time Management/Stress Management/Juggling It All

June

Summer Programming 

July

Wrapping up the experience: evaluating goals of participation


The 2017-2017 program is underway. Please check back in August for the 2017-2018 application. 
Pairings will be announced in late October in time for you to make plans to connect in Dallas. 

If you have questions about the mentorship program, please contact Kesha Williams at kwilliams27@niu.edu.