Metro DC ATD Mentoring Program

The DC ATD Mentoring Program pairs experienced members (with five years’ experience in talent development) with members who are newer to the field. The program started in 2015 as a six-month program with a combination of 4-6 in-person sessions with networking activities, guest speakers, career development homework assignment, and on-your-own meetings with mentors and mentees and has expanded to an impactful career opportunity that also includes group mentoring, introductions to CoPs, email resources, and webinars. The program ends with a CAPSTONE meeting where mentees present a skit, poem, or briefing on what they learned throughout the program. Light dinner refreshments are served at each in-person meeting and all mentoring participants receive a mentoring binder with mentoring and career development worksheets, ATD articles, meeting handouts, and ATD competency model and tools.

Participants are asked to commit to their mentoring partners for the duration of the program. Keep a look out for the registration announcement soon via Weekly Update and standalone emails. To register as a mentor or mentee for the program, click the registration link to pay the registration fee. You will then be directed to complete the mentor/mentee application and provide information about your current and desired areas of interest/experience, your traits, qualities you look for in a mentor/mentee, and your professional goals.

This year’s program will follow the tentative structure:

When

What

May

DC Weekly Updates & Save-the-Date emails

May-June 8

Request for applications (2-1/2 weeks to apply)

June

Matching

June

Mentor Orientation: Webinar

June

1st in-person session: Vision Boards

Networking Activity

Mentoring Binders

Refreshments

July

2nd in-person session: Values/Interest/Skills Assessment

Networking Activity

CoP Guest Speaker(s)

Group Mentoring

Refreshments

August

Webinar: Values & Vision Statements

Networking Activity

September

3rd in-person session: Personal Mission Statement

Networking Activity

CoP Guest Speaker(s)

Group Mentoring

Refreshments

October

4rd in-person session: Individual Learning Plan

Networking Activity

CoP Guest Speaker(s)

Group Mentoring

Refreshments

November

Webinar: Former Mentee Showcase

December

6th in person session: CAPSTONE Presentations

Refreshments



Contact mentoring@dcatd.org for more information.


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