Mentorship & Consultation Program
Statement of Purpose
The Sub-Committee on Mentorship & Consultation Program supports AUCCCO’s goals of creating opportunities for AUCCCO members to feel more connected to the Association, more supported in their outreach administrative roles, to advocate for outreach professionals in our field, and to increase diversity within outreach administration. Through the AUCCCO Mentorship & Consultation Program, AUCCCO members are paired up with another member based on their experience and areas of interest or growth throughout the course of an academic year. These pairs work together to reach learning and administrative goals while also having access to increased support and resources from the Mentorship & Consultation Program. These mentorship relationships serve as an opportunity for AUCCCO members to have a more individualized experience and to strengthen and enhance their outreach skills by offering their guidance, support and expertise, as well as gain knowledge and direction from each other.
Through our New Member or First Timers focus, we also work to welcome and connect outreach professionals to the Association, our community, and our resources. Networking and collaboration are important components of this organization, and this sub-committee works to allow members to get an inclusive, specific, and individualized experience at AUCCCO to enhance and empower them as outreach professionals.
Mentorship & Consultation Subcommittee:
Kim Martin, LCSW- University of Miami
Kelly Greco, Psy.D.- University of Southern CaliforniaMagali Laitem, Psy.D.- James Madison University
AUCCCO Mentorship/Consultation Program
The AUCCCO Mentorship/Consultation Program’s goals include creating opportunities for AUCCCO members to feel more supported in their outreach administrative roles, to advocate for outreach professionals in our field, and to increase diversity within outreach administration. We can feel inspired, grow and learn from each other within our professional roles and hope this program fosters this unique opportunity and experience.
AUCCCO members who participate in the program will get paired up with a member who is in a particular stage of development that can assist with mentoring and consultation. These pairs will work together throughout the course of one academic year to reach learning and administrative goals while also having access to increased support and resources from the Mentorship/Consultation Program.
In matching AUCCCO members, we look at their areas of interest like multicultural, suicide prevention etc., as well as where individuals are in their professional development. We use the stages of development taken from an article below:
The names of these stages were changed, but the concept was taken from this article.
The AUCCCO Mentorship and Consultation subcommittee is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. The deadline for applications is July 16th, 2017 and matches will be connected on or before July 31st.
Mentorship/Consultation Program Information and Guidelines
-Both participants must be AUCCCO members
- Participants can select a specific emphasis area to focus on throughout the year or have an open consultative relationship as things come up!
-We ask that participants commit to at least 1 phone or Skype call per semester at a minimum and also communicate through email or other means as needed throughout the year. We also recommend an initial call before the academic year starts to talk about one’s needs, and set goals.
-We encourage participants to consider reconnecting at the AUCCCO conference and/or submitting a proposal to present together!
Here’s what past participants are saying about the AUCCCO Mentorship/Consultation Program!
“The match was amazingly perfect! It was great to get a new perspective of someone who isn’t at my institution but understand the university dynamics.”
“I have enjoyed having someone with more experience than me able to provide feedback and advice in a constructive manner. Since most counseling centers only have one person in outreach positions, this is very helpful. The enthusiasm and knowing someone has already done what you are trying to do at your center also helps.”
“I have enjoyed the opportunity to talk with someone who has already been doing outreach for several years. I have learned so much, gotten great perspective, and felt very supported. I am very happy with the mentor I got matched with!”
“I have learned a lot from my mentee, gotten to know some details about the inner workings of another center, which is very interesting.”
If you have any questions, feel free to contact: AUCCCOMentorshipProgram@gmail.com.
Sending you best wishes for a fantastic rest of your summer as you prepare to begin a new academic year!