Engage in Mentoring

WVC Mentor Match Program

Mentor Match is the latest addition to an expanding line-up of our services to support veterinary professional development needs. It is an online tool – including a searchable database – that facilitates the establishment of mentoring relationships. It is user-driven, allowing registered Mentees to search among registered Mentors using specified criteria to find individuals whose experience and expertise match areas in which they wish to be mentored. Likewise, registered Mentors can search for and identify potential Mentees.

WVC participants are invited to apply to be a mentor or a mentee. There is no extra charge to use this resource.

Mentor enrollment: March 6 – August 1, 2016
Mentee enrollment: May 15 – August 1, 2016
Matches complete made by August 15, 2016
Program cycle: September 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017

Mentor Match Program FAQs

  1. What is the Mentor Match program?
    This program offers a 6-month mentorship available to any WVC participant. Mentors and mentees must apply, and are then matched up to work together. Every 6 months the match can be renewed one more cycle or ended. Then a new cycle of applications and matches begins.
  2. How & when do I sign up?
    Mentors and mentees have a designated window to sign up and be matched. It only takes 5 minutes to complete the online application form. During the application process, mentees can view the mentors available and mark their preferences. We do our best to accommodate everyone.
  3. What can I expect from participating?
    At the start of your mentor match you will be invited to attend a kick off call, followed by a call at the two-month mark and a final call at the end of your mentorship match. Mentees will complete a form upfront to use as way to focus the mentorship period. We recommend mentors and mentees spend one hour connecting each month.
  4. Does my match have to be local?
    No, you can be matched with a member from across the globe. Just find your preferred communication method - phone, Skype, email, or whatever you prefer.

More about Participation

Mentor's will....

Mentee's will...

Attend scheduled kick off Mentor Match calls

Attend scheduled kick off Mentor Match calls

Complete the initial discovery call checklist (provided by WVC) with Mentee

Mentees need to fill out their profiles on WVC's Community

Commit to a focused conversation with your Mentee for at least one hour each month

Complete the Mentoring Worksheet

Provide insights, knowledge and understanding in an educational manner to benefit the Mentee in professional growth

Mentees are responsible for facilitating the relationship and must invite a mentor via WVC's Mentor Match to help them

Make a 6-month commitment to the match

Mentees are responsible for driving the relationship, meaning that Mentees must have clear goals for what they want to achieve from participation and take responsibility for pursuing those objectives

Mentors can have more than one Mentee but need to be judicious with their resources to make sure each Mentee is well-served

 
Make a 6-month commitment to the match

 

Can only have one mentor at a time

Mentor enrollment is now closed. Please check back in early 2017 for our next program cycle!

Mentee enrollment is now closed. Please check back in early 2017 for our next program cycle!

 

 

   

Have a question? Email us at connections@wvc.org