Mentorship Program

Through the mentorship program, NACI hopes to connect people, increase knowledge, and build skills to help its members maximize their full potential. 


What’s mentorship?

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable individual provides guidance to a less experienced or less knowledgeable individual. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but they must have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn. Mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the “amount of psychosocial support, career guidance, role modeling and communication that occurs in the mentoring relationships in which the protégés and mentors are engaged in.”


Why mentorship is valuable? 

Mentorship is a valuable tool for turning one’s vision into reality. Mentors are expected to guide and advise their mentees, helping them build a successful career or gain a solid footing within a certain organization. Typically, a mentor has one mentee at a time and can focus on shaping their trajectory.

The goal of this program is to:


Values of being a mentor at NACI

Becoming a mentor is an exciting opportunity and provides benefits to both mentor and mentee. There are several benefits to become a mentor such as:

The mentor shall dedicate their time to their respective mentee.

How to Become a Mentee at NACI?

Becoming a mentee is an exciting opportunity and provides benefits to both mentee and mentor.

It is highly recommended for any NACI member that is looking to grow academically, professionally, and personally, to take advantage of this program designed by and for NACI members. This program is developed to help members reach their potential by tapping on the wealth of knowledge from various expert/NACI mentors.

Mentorship Topics 

There are numerous topics that a mentor will be interested in sharing with others. Please know your area of strength and be prepared to share with others.

Different types of mentoring

1:1 Traditional  An individual mentor supports an individual mentee to develop skills to help the person grow and advance. Usually, a more formal relationship
  • Establish goals
  • Measurable outcomes 
  • Longer engagement
  • Mentee owns meeting schedule 
  • Mentor and Mentee meet on a regular basis
Flash Mentoring  As-needed meeting or discussion
  • Mentors provide valuable knowledge with a limited commitment of time or resources 
  • More topical in nature 
Group Mentoring Links multiple people with a more experienced colleague who provides collective mentoring
  • Driven by the mentor, provides direction and topic of discussion
  • Mentees interact with mentor as well as other mentees in the group 
Reverse Mentoring A more experienced professional looks to a less experienced professional for support The more experienced professional acts as the mentee
Virtual Mentoring  Functions the same as traditional, conducted virtually  Leverages technology to make a connection


How to Apply for the Mentorship Program 



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