NCFR Launches Mentoring Academy Benefit for Members

/ Fall 2019 NCFR Report

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When NCFR asked members in 2018 whether NCFR should create a mentoring program, “yes” was the answer for more than 96% of survey respondents.

Given many members’ clear desire for a program that creates professional mentoring relationships, NCFR and its Students and New Professionals (SNP) leaders are excited to pilot the NCFR Mentoring Academy program, in which any NCFR member is eligible and invited to participate as either a mentor or a mentee.

The NCFR Mentoring Academy is currently a two-year pilot program beginning in 2019, with one mentoring term per year. Each mentoring term begins at that year’s NCFR Annual Conference and ends at the following year’s annual conference.

Applications for the first year were due July 1, 2019 and applicants will be notified Sept. 15 about the status of their application. Thank you to everyone who applied! Training and orientation for those selected will occur at the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 20-23 in Fort Worth, Texas. 

This program was made possible by the important feedback shared through surveys and town-hall meetings on how the mentoring program should look. These insights were invaluable to the development of this program. Thank you to all who shared their thoughts and ideas.

Special thanks to the dedicated members of the NCFR Mentoring Academy Steering Committee: Kimberly A. Crossman, Ph.D.; Katie M. Barrow, Ph.D., CFLE; Jessica N. Fish, Ph.D.; Andrea L. Roach, Ph.D., CFLE; and Dana A. Weiser, Ph.D.