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Mentoring Program

The MASAE mentoring program connects nonprofit executives with early career professionals in the association industry. Members are matched based on their professional needs through a structured program designed to support professional development and networking.

Are you ready to sign up and learn from another member of the association profession? MASAE encourages you to complete an application today.

MENTORS

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MASAE Mentor Role Description

MASAE Mentors serve to support the interest of existing, new and young professional members throughout their careers. Through individual contact, mentors will be a resource and will serve as coaches within a defined period of time agreed upon by mentors and mentees. Mentors will be knowledgeable in their fields and will serve as a guide for members to further advance their work, goals and career interests.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with mentees through frequent contact (i.e., weekly, monthly, quarterly)
  • Serve as a positive role model for existing, new and young professionals
  • Set goals with mentee
  • Assist in the development of the mentee’s leadership skills
  • Promote and educate mentees about MASAE volunteer opportunities
  • Must attend at least one MASAE event (i.e., annual, mid-year, social event)
  • Connect mentees with other professionals of interest
  • Must meet with a mentee at least four times in one calendar year
  • Maintain confidentiality with any information shared
  • Participate in an evaluation survey at the end of the mentor/mentee relationship

Qualifications

  • Must be an MASAE member in good standing
  • Up to 5 years in a Supervisor, Manager, Director or Senior executive role
  • Evidence of leadership experience in the association industry (i.e., public speaking, program development, volunteer experience)

Benefits to Mentor

  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Personal fulfillment through contribution to individuals and MASAE
  • Satisfaction in helping groom future leaders
  • Deeper understanding of association issues and problems
  • Builds morale at work and develops management skills
  • Enhances the image of MASAE members


MENTEES

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MASAE Mentee Role Description

MASAE mentees will identify the skills, resources, and advice desired to achieve specific career goals, work-related issues or projects. Through individual contact, mentees will identify gaps in knowledge and build a rapport with a well-matched mentor within a defined period of time agreed upon by mentor and mentee. Mentees will be forthcoming about their needs early in the relationship to help further shape a plan to address areas for growth within their careers and knowledge in the association industry.

Role of the Mentee

As a mentee, you will play different roles during the course of your mentoring relationship. The following are some important roles for you to keep in mind:

Responsibilities

  • Identify the skills, knowledge that you want to achieve and communicate them to your mentor
  • Develop and maintain an action plan and work with your mentor to set up goals, developmental activities, and time frames
  • Bring up new topics that are important to you at any point and give feedback to your mentor
  • Work with your mentor to seek resources for learning; identify people and information that might be helpful
  • Look for opportunities to give back to your mentor; share any information that you think might be valuable
  • Develop and maintain relationships with mentors through frequent contact (i.e., weekly, monthly, quarterly)
  • Serve as a positive role model for existing, new and young professionals
  • Inquire about open MASAE volunteer opportunities
  • Must attend at least one MASAE event (i.e., annual, mid-year, social)
  • Must meet with a mentor at least four times in one calendar year
  • Participate in an evaluation survey at the end of the mentor/mentee relationship

Qualifications

  • Must be an active MASAE member in good standing

Benefits to Mentee

  • Improved leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Expansion of a professional networ
  • Increased confidence in the workplace
  • Develop strategies for dealing with professional issues
  • Develop a deeper understanding of association volunteer opportunities


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Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives
P.O. Box 518
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Phone: 267-597-3818
Fax: 856-727-9504
Email: denise@neffdowning.com

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