AMDC Mentorship Program
An industry-wide initiative to support our future leaders through mentorship, focusing on diversity and relationship capital
Frequently Asked Questions
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a process that supports growth and development and provides advice, guidance, and feedback as experiences and expertise are shared, as appropriate. The process acts as a sounding board for ideas and action plans. The focus is usually long-term personal career development.
How are mentoring matches made?
AMDC-member mentor/mentee partnerships are determined via pairing through a customized application and matching process. Mentors/Mentees may apply to participate in the program via AMDC’s mentorship program website.
How much time will this take?
Mentoring-partnership commitments are supported by the AMDC for six months. The time spent on the outcomes is dependent on the goals and availability of the participants. The meetings are 30 minutes, once a month. Participants are free to continue their relationship beyond the AMDC-supported time frame.
How will I communicate with my mentor/mentee?
Communication is one-on-one, either in person, or by telephone. At the onset of a mentor/mentee relationship, all the particulars are discussed and agreed upon.
Do I have to be an AMDC member to participate?
Yes, this is an exclusive opportunity for AMDC members.
Will the terms of communication between mentor/mentee be confidential?
Yes. All program applicants are expected to maintain confidentiality throughout the application, active engagement, and post-engagement process. In addition, participants should adhere to all privacy policies and practices as instituted by their employers. A confidentiality agreement will be required to be signed by the mentor and mentee as a requirement of the program.