Staff Mentoring Program



The Georgetown Women’s Alliance is now accepting applications for its staff/AAP mentoring program! Applications are due September 15.

Application link

Important Dates

Applications due:

Sept 15

Selections made: 

Sept 30

Program launch event:
Oct 3

Mid-year event:
Jan 18

Networking event:

Mar 21

Concluding event:
Jun 26

About the GWA Mentorship Program

The GWA mentoring program provides an opportunity for mid-career Georgetown mentees to receive professional and career development advice from more senior Georgetown colleagues. And, it offers a chance for mentors to hone their leadership skills in a supportive environment—with an optional mentor training track.

Between October 2017 – June 2018, mentor/mentee pairs will participate in structured and unstructured interactions. Each pair will commit to monthly one-on-one meetings, supported by a mentoring toolkit and stipend. Participants will also attend four signature events over the course of the academic year with the full mentoring cohort.

The GWA mentoring program is in its second year. 84% of participants in the pilot program said they met their goals during the mentorship program. 73% of participants said their leadership skills have improved as a result of the program and 65% said they feel more valued at Georgetown after completing the program. Anecdotally, participants shared that the program made them feel supported, made them realize their “worth as an employee and a person” and increased their “desire to engage with colleagues at all levels of their professions.”

Parameters

Mentors (advisors): Staff/AAP who seek to share their knowledge and experience to help develop the next generation of Georgetown leaders. Please note: at the program launch event, mentors will receive a toolkit with resources on mentoring tactics and activities. They will also be invited to join an optional mentor training program.

Mentees (learners): Staff/AAP who wish to continue their development as professionals through a supportive relationship with a more senior leader on campus.

Timeline mentor and mentee

  • September 15: Mentor and mentee applications are due on September 15. 
  • September 30: The GWA Mentoring Committee will announce a cohort of mentors/mentees who have been matched based on shared interests and career goals.
  • October 3: The pairs will attend a launch event on October 3 (afternoon). 
  • January 18: The pairs will attend a mid-year event on January 18 (lunchtime). 
  • March 21: The pairs will attend a networking event on March 21 (afternoon).
  • June 26: The pairs will attend a concluding event on June 26 (lunchtime). 
  • Each month: Between October 2017-June 2018, the pairs will commit to monthly communication via phone, email, or in-person meetings. The GWA Mentoring Committee will periodically check in on the pairs to ensure their progress.