NTCA Member Mentorship Annual Program

Mentoring Mentoring

2017-2018 Professional Mentoring Community

NTCA's Professional Mentoring Community kicks off in July 2017. Applications will be accepted from both Mentors and Protégés until June 19, 2017 in preparation for the 2017-2018 Mentoring Community After some advance work, Protégés will be matched with Mentors by the first week of July 2017. Volunteer Mentors do not need to be NTCA members and will receive complimentary invitations to NTCA lunch programs throughout the year. Protégés DO need to be members of NTCA either as a professional or student member. Become an NTCA Member Now!

The application can be accessed here: Mentor Protégé Application. Please submit to

Program History

In Celebration of our 20 Year Anniversary in 2013, NTCA began offering a NTCA Member Mentorship Annual Program. This initiative began with an April 2013 Lunch Meeting Topic of "Benefits of Mentorship?" followed by a 4-hour free seminar on the "How-To of Mentoring"! The afternoon seminar facilitated the preparation of the mentor and the mentee/protégé for a value-added meaningful mentorship relationship. As a local network of WorldatWork, member development is one of our key values and objectives. See NTCA's Mission Statement. The goal is to create an environment conducive for members to receive development and offer developmental opportunities in efforts to give back to the profession. The objectives of this program include educating members on the value, benefits and administration of mentorship and facilitating the pairing of mentors and protégés within our membership.

Annual Mentor Process

Our annual professional mentor program cycle begins annually on July 1 and goes through June 30 of the following year. We begin our process by soliciting mentors and protégés in the spring of each calendar year. The NTCA Mentor Program Committee meets, reviews the applicants and pairs the mentors with the protégés. Each mentor and protégé receive a "Mentor in a Box" resource created by Dondi Scumaci to assist them in preparing for and administering a successful mentor relationship. Assistance with the Mentor in a Box process is facilitated by the VP of Association Relations. Checkpoint Happy Hours are facilitated to solicit future participants, celebrate and learn from current partnerships regarding lessons learned, best practices and testimonials.

Mentoring Process

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Mentoring Process

Mentoring Process

References and Resources

  1. Speaker: Dondi Scumaci

  2. Dondi on Mentoring

  3. Mentoring Strategies - Helping Each Other Grow