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Apply now for the 2019 NEA Mentoring Program!

2019-04-11 4:20 PM | Michelle Chiles

The NEA Mentoring Program is seeking participants for the 2019 cycle! This 7-9 month program will begin in May or June 2019. All interested mentors and mentees are encouraged to sign up by the end of April. We also encourage folks interested in being mentors to consider self-selecting a co-mentor. Is there a colleague you’d love to partner with? Encourage them to sign up to be a mentor with you!  

Applications and more information about this popular program are available here

The NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two mentors. Diverging from the traditional one-on-one mentoring model, the circle model fosters not only mentoring relationships between the mentors and the mentees, but also peer-mentoring relationships among the mentees and the co-mentors. 

Mentoring Circles aim to:

  • Encourage the exchange of experiences, challenges, and opportunities to facilitate goal-setting for career and personal development.
  • Build competence and character to reach those goals. 
  • Foster self-confidence, communication skills, and collective growth. 

Mentors and mentees are matched to a circle depending on their interests, goals, and availability. The application process includes an initial survey to determine everyone’s interests and support the initial matching. All participants should be current NEA members able to commit to a full cycle of the program (seven to nine months)

Please visit the 
NEA Mentoring page to learn more about the program and to apply to join. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2019. Applicants will receive placement information by May 15, 2019.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mentoring Program Administrator Jessica Holden (
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